Gigamon Promotes Kristi Thiele to Vice President of Worldwide Sales Engineering

Thiele to lead global SE team dedicated to helping customers enhance business agility, ensure cloud security, and contain hybrid cloud cost and complexity

Santa Clara, CA, April 18, 2023Gigamon, the leading deep observability company, today announced the promotion of Kristi Thiele to vice president of worldwide sales engineering. With over 25 years of hands-on experience, Thiele will lead the Gigamon sales engineering team forward, helping customers eliminate security blind spots and reduce tool costs. The Gigamon Deep Observability Pipeline delivers network-derived intelligence to customers’ cloud, security, and observability tools, bringing defense-in-depth and complete performance management to their hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructures.

“Since joining Gigamon in 2022, Kristi has been an integral part of the Gigamon sales engineering team," said Doug Woodley, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Gigamon. “Our success as the leading vendor in the deep observability market is underpinned by our commitment to building a diverse and inclusive culture and Kristi has played a big part in contributing to our success. We look forward to the impact Kristi will have on our global sales engineering team as we strive to empower our customers with hybrid cloud network-derived intelligence so they can run fast, stay secure, and accelerate innovation.”

Thiele brings robust leadership experience to the Gigamon executive team, which she developed through 25 years as a sales engineer and leader within the security industry. Thiele joined Gigamon in February 2022 as the senior director of worldwide service provider sales engineering, building a world-class team of sales engineers and equipping them with the knowledge necessary to better serve customers’ evolving needs. Prior to joining Gigamon, Thiele served as the sales engineer director for Keysight Technologies, where she worked for nearly seven years to enhance client and partner relationships.

“I’m honored to be leading the team of sales engineers, especially at Gigamon, a company that has a clear commitment to empowering and uplifting women in technology,” said Thiele.” Sales engineering is a male-dominated field, and I am dedicated to laying the groundwork for future generations of women to thrive in the sales engineer role. It’s my mission to expand this team of professionals to enable every organization to successfully implement the Gigamon Deep Observability Pipeline into their hybrid cloud infrastructure.”

Gigamon was recently recognized as the leading vendor in the deep observability market in 2022 with a 71 percent market share, according to a newly released report by market intelligence firm 650 Group. According to 650 Group, revenue within the deep observability market is projected to reach $470M in 2023, up 60 percent from 2022. Furthermore, by 2027, the market is forecasted to reach $1.91B, a 52 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) with cloud and subscription-based offerings driving most of the revenue.

Interested in a sales engineering position? Find job openings on the Gigamon career page to learn about new opportunities.


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Gigamon® offers a deep observability pipeline that harnesses actionable network-derived intelligence to amplify the power of observability tools. This powerful combination helps enable IT organizations to assure security and compliance governance, speed root-cause analysis of performance bottlenecks, and lower operational overhead associated with managing hybrid and multi-cloud IT infrastructure. The result: modern enterprises realize the full transformational promise of the cloud. Gigamon serves more than 4,000 customers worldwide, including over 80 percent of Fortune 100 enterprises, 9 of the 10 largest mobile network providers, and hundreds of governments and educational organizations worldwide. To learn more, please visit

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