As an innovative technology executive, Hooper has led Gigamon to impressive growth driven by industry-leading product innovation and a channel-first approach
Santa Clara, California – July 29, 2020 – Gigamon, the company providing network visibility and analytics on all information-in-motion, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Paul Hooper, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), to its 2020 list of Top 100 Executives. This annual list recognizes trailblazing technology executives who are shaping, transforming and disrupting the IT channel.
Hooper is a networking and high-tech industry veteran who became Gigamon CEO in 2012. Under Hooper’s leadership, Gigamon has delivered consistent growth in high profile verticals, successfully implemented a channel-first strategy and continued the company’s tradition of industry leading product innovation.
“In recent months, we have seen unprecedented global upheaval and Paul, in combination with our whole executive team, has navigated the company flawlessly through these challenging times,” said Shane Buckley, President and Chief Operating Officer at Gigamon. “This has demanded total commitment to our channel partners and working tirelessly to ensure that together we are well positioned to support our customers in the new tomorrow.”
Under Hooper’s leadership, Gigamon has grown to be a trusted technology partner to 84 of the Fortune 100, including all 10 of the top federal agencies, 8 of the top 10 technology companies, and 7 of the top 10 global banks.
“The IT channel has become increasingly complex and as companies shift to an all-remote workforce, new challenges continue to present themselves for solution providers and technology suppliers alike,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The technology executives on CRN’s 2020 Top 100 Executives list have been able to adapt their channel strategies and continue to provide exemplary leadership to keep their businesses running seamlessly, regardless of today’s challenges.”
Inclusion in this list comes on the heels of a record-breaking year of growth and revenue for Gigamon as well as industry recognition with a Five-Start rating in the CRN 2020 Partner Program Guide. The Top 100 Executives list will be featured in the August 2020 issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/Top100.
Gigamon is the first company to deliver unified network visibility and analytics on all information-in-transit, from raw packets to apps, across physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure. We aggregate, transform and analyze network traffic to solve for critical performance and security needs, including rapid threat detection and response, freeing your organization to drive digital innovation. Gigamon has been awarded over 75 technology patents and enjoys industry-leading customer satisfaction with more than 3,000 organizations, including over 80 percent of the Fortune 100. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Gigamon operates globally. For the full story on how Gigamon can help you to run fast, stay secure and innovate, please visit www.gigamon.com.
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