Santa Clara, Calif. and Reading, UK (January 10, 2017) - Gigamon Inc. (NYSE: GIMO), the leader in traffic visibility solutions, today announced that Gerard Allison has joined Gigamon as Vice President of EMEA. Allison will be responsible for overseeing all operations in EMEA, including driving a coordinated sales, channel, technical and marketing team to accelerate market development in the region.
“Having a leader with a proven track record to guide our EMEA operations is crucial as we continue to expand and strengthen our global presence,” said Helmut Wilke, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Gigamon. “Gerard’s unmatched understanding of the EMEA market and deep understanding of the industry will help us further solidify our footprint internationally.”
Gerard brings to Gigamon more than 20 years of experience in technology industry sales leadership and channel management, including nearly a decade of expertise in the EMEA market. Prior to joining Gigamon, Gerard spent 12 years with Juniper Networks. He held a variety of sales roles from Channel Director for UK, Ireland, Middle East and Africa to his most recent position as Senior Vice President of EMEA Sales, where he was responsible for the structure, management and performance of Juniper’s Service Provider, Enterprise, Channel and Commercial business across the region. Allison also spent three years serving as UK Country Manager for Netscreen Technologies Inc., as well as held other sales and channel roles at companies including Open Capital Plc, Wall Data Inc, and Borland Ltd.
“I’m thrilled with the chance to work with such a well-respected and rapidly growing organization such as Gigamon,” Allison said. “Gigamon is known for their industry innovation and market-leading data-in-motion visibility solutions. I’m honored to have the opportunity to drive true business growth in the EMEA region.”
Gigamon (NYSE: GIMO) provides active visibility into data-in-motion network traffic, enabling stronger security and superior performance. Gigamon’s Visibility Fabric™ and GigaSECURE®, the industry’s first Security Delivery Platform, deliver advanced intelligence so that security, network, and application performance management solutions in enterprise, government, and service provider networks operate more efficiently and effectively. See more at www.gigamon.com, the Gigamon Blog, or follow Gigamon on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook.
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