Extreme Networks has announced the appointment of Gary Newbold as its Regional Director for the United Kingdom and Ireland. Newbold brings bringing 12 years of telecommunications and data networking experience, acquired at a varied range of leading communication and technology companies, to his new role.
Newbold will lead the Extreme Networks’ direct sales teams, account management teams and support regional channel partners in the UK and Ireland. He will ensure that Extreme Networks continues to provide intelligent network solutions that offer scalability, agility and simplicity for both enterprise, SME and service provider customers.
“We’re delighted to welcome a professional of Gary’s calibre to our UK & Ireland management team,” says Extreme Networks’ VP of Sales EMEA-SAM Roland Richter. “His experience in building and managing successful sales teams will actively assist the company to grow its market share in the region. Extreme Networks has a large following in both the UK and Ireland, thanks to strong sales results. Our customers now realise that they can reduce cost and increase value with a network infrastructure that is both simple and reliable.”
Prior to joining Extreme Networks, Newbold was Country Manager at 3Com for three years, after running a variety of management roles within the company during his six-and-a-half year tenure. During his time with 3Com, he was responsible for building the company’s successful Direct Touch Sales Force, resulting in a marked increase in revenues.
“Extreme Networks is a well recognised brand in the market and I welcome the opportunity to be a part of a thriving and a forward thinking organisation,” comments Gary Newbold. “Extreme Networks has always been an innovator and I am looking forward to growing its market share across our core markets in the UK and Ireland. With innovation a constant force within the company, and its ongoing investment in Research & Development, I feel that we are able to offer our existing and new customers a range of leading edge solutions that will significantly improve the reliability and flexibility of their networks whilst lowering the associated operating costs.”
“With his background in telecommunications, Gary is a perfect match to take Extreme Networks to the next level in the UK & Ireland, addressing the upcoming opportunities of deploying 10GbE in the data centre, whilst reducing cost through innovation,” concludes Richter.