Prior to Juniper acquisition, Ankur was the Founder and CEO of Contrail Systems Inc - a pioneer in standards based network virtualization and scale-out networking software. Ankur has over 15 years of experience in building world-class networking products and leading high performance teams. Prior to Contrail, Ankur served as Chief Technology Officer and VP of Engineering at Aruba Networks, where he played critical roles in the rapid expansion of team, products, and global businesses. Before Aruba, Ankur helped drive Juniper’s initial entry into and expansion of the Ethernet Switching market. Ankur received his MSEE from Stanford University & BSEE from the University of Southern California.
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Brad Brooks is Juniper Network's Chief Marketing Officer. He joined Juniper Networks in February of 2011 and in his current role he is responsible for positioning Juniper’s growth strategy, growing opportunities in new and existing markets, and increasing the global demand for Juniper’s solutions by creating and delivering remarkable customer experiences.
Prior to this role, he held the position of Vice President of Business Strategy and Marketing for the Software Solutions Division where he was instrumental in the development of Juniper’s software defined networking (SDN) virtualization vision and strategy as well as the creation of the new and innovative Juniper Software Advantage licensing model.
Before joining Juniper, Brooks was at Microsoft serving as Corporate Vice President for Windows Consumer Marketing and Product Management leading the $8 billion consumer business for the Windows client. In this role, he oversaw the launch of Windows 7, the most successful launch in Microsoft’s history. He moved into this role from his position as General Manager for the Windows Commercial Business Group where he was responsible for the group’s global enterprise business efforts, including the market introductions of Windows Vista and Windows software assurance and enterprise agreement marketing. Amid a declining enterprise market, Brooks developed multiple solutions sets for enterprise customers and grew the $900 million annual business to $3 billion in three years. He came to Microsoft in 2002 to work on the initial business development and marketing of Windows XP Media Center Edition.
Brooks has also held several product management, product development, business development, marketing, sales and operations roles with Enron, Lucent Technologies, and AT&T.
Brooks has a master's degree in international management from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) and a bachelor's degree in business from the California State University.
Bruno Rijsman is a Distinguished Engineer in the Software Solutions Division. In his current role he is the lead architect for Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV). Bruno has been with Juniper Networks since 1999 though the Unisphere Solutions acquisition and has worked on various areas including the BGP, MPLS, broadband subscriber management, and Junos.
Calvin brings sixteen years of network and network security experience to his role of marketing solutions for data center switching and routing. His comprehensive understanding of network and industry issues is built through his previous front-line roles across technical, product, solution and marketing. A bay area lifer, he spends what's left of his spare time rooting for another Giants world series title. Follow him @chachi04
Dhritiman Dasgupta (aka DD) is a Director of Product Marketing in Juniper Networks' Fabric and Switching Technologies team. DD has over 12 years of experience in the networking industry with roles in product management, corporate marketing, software engineering and customer support. Prior to Juniper he was at Cisco and before that at Nortel Networks - where he started his career. DD has a Bachelors degree in Computer Architecture and an MBA in Marketing and International Business.
Harsh Singh is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Juniper Networks focused on Data Center networks. Harsh has over 15 years of experience in the networking industry. Prior to joining Juniper Networks, he worked at Cisco for 10 years, where he held roles in Product Management and Engineering. He holds a Bachelors degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering, Masters degree in Computer Science, and an MBA in Marketing.
Jonathan Davidson is the Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Campus and Data Center Business Unit. In this role he is responsible for leading innovation, growth and product development for Data Center and Campus Solution Domains. This includes the EX-series, QFabric, and WLAN portfolios. Prior to joining Juniper he was an executive at Cisco systems where he focused on Service Provider solutions and led the Enterprise routing product management team. Jonathan has also co-authored two best-selling books on Voice over IP.
Mark Seery's industry experience covers Strategy, Industry intelligence, product management, product marketing, systems programming, network design, network operations, and Data center operations. Mark is interested in the nature of information. Mark currently works in Juniper's Corporate Strategy department.
Mike Marcellin is Senior Vice President of Strategy and Marketing. In this role, he leads business strategy and marketing for Juniper’s industry-leading portfolio of high-performance routing, switching and data center fabric products. Additionally, his team is responsible for go-to-market planning, sales and customer education and information experience, as well as global competitive analysis.
Prior to joining Juniper in 2010, Marcellin served as Vice President of Global Managed Solutions for Verizon, where he oversaw product development and marketing of its managed IP networking, hosting, security and IT solutions for businesses around the world. He also served as Vice President of Global Product Marketing for Verizon Business, executive director of Verizon Business’ IP and Ethernet portfolio as well as leading the company’s eCRM marketing division. Marcellin began his career with MCI in 1994.
Marcellin is Chairman of the CMO Board for Telecommunications Industry Association and a Board Member of US Ignite, an NSF-sponsored initiative. He was a Rodman Scholar at the University of Virginia, where he received a bachelor of science degree with distinction in systems engineering. He is based in Sunnyvale, California.
Paul Obsitnik is Vice President of Service Provider Marketing for Juniper Networks Platform Systems Division (PSD), responsible for the marketing of Juniper’s portfolio of high performance routing, switching, and data center fabric products to Service Providers globally. Paul's team is responsible for marketing strategy, product marketing, go-to-market planning, and competitive analysis worldwide for the Service Provider segment.
Obsitnik has extensive experience in marketing, sales and business development positions with a proven track record in creating technology markets. He has served in senior marketing and sales management positions at several companies including BridgeWave Communications, ONI Systems, NorthPoint Communications and 3Com.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Electrical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. Obsitnik is based in Sunnyvale, California.
Rami Rahim is Executive Vice President and General Manager, Juniper Development and Innovation, responsible for driving strategy, development, and business growth for Juniper's entire portfolio including routing, switching, and security, as well as for the ongoing evolution of our silicon technology and the Junos operating system.
Over the years, Rahim has served Juniper in a number of roles, including Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Edge and Aggregation Business Unit (EABU) and Vice President of Product Management for EABU. Prior to that, Rahim spent the majority of his 17 years at Juniper in the development organization where he helped with the architecture, design and implementation of many Juniper’s core, edge, and carrier Ethernet products.
Rahim holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto and a master of science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
As Senior VP and GM, Robert leads the Edge Software BU in the Software Solutions Division. ESBU develops software products for the Edge of the network for Fixed and Mobile Service Providers. These products include L4-L7 services, mobility, and media aware caching on the MX 3D routing platform as well as x86 appliances.
ESBU is also responsible for developing the next generation of Software Services Platform leveraging SDN (Software Defined Networking) and NFV (Network Function Virtualization) technologies.
Robert was with Juniper from 2002 to 2006 and he rejoined Juniper in 2010 after founding a startup in the mobile and online services space and running engineering and operations at a local search startup Zvents. Robert also held key positions in companies such as Nexsi Systems, EFI, and Xerox AODS(PARC).
Robert holds an Engineering Degree from RMIT University in Melbourne Australia in Digital Systems and Computer Engineering.
Shaygan Kheradpir joined Juniper Networks as Chief Executive Officer in January 2014, after three years at Barclays PLC where he served most recently as Chief Operations and Technology Officer. Kheradpir and his team are focused on delivering groundbreaking silicon, systems and software that enable customers to build the best networks on the planet.
Prior to his role as Chief Operations and Technology Officer, Kheradpir was Chief Operating Officer of Barclays’ global retail business bank. Before joining Barclays, Kheradpir was Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Technical Officer at Verizon Communications. In this role he was responsible for the information technology initiatives of all of Verizon’s business units. Prior to this, Kheradpir was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Verizon Telecom, with oversight of all information technology initiatives for the company’s wireline communications unit.
Kheradpir began his communications career with GTE in 1987. He was a member of the National Institute of Standards & Technology VCAT (Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology), an adjunct professor of electrical engineering at Northeastern University, and holds several patents. He was named to CIO Magazine’s Hall of Fame in 2007. Kheradpir holds a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University.
Steve is responsible for the Global Go to Market of the Juniper Enterprise Networking Product Line. This multi billion portfolio includes routing, campus and data center switching, wireless LAN and network management.
Prior to his current role, Steve was VP of Enterprise Product Management and Marketing at Huawei. During a 16 year period at Cisco he was a founder of Cisco’s Physical Security Business Unit in the Emerging Technology Group, a founder of the VPN and Security Business Unit, and responsible for the launch of Cisco’s 7500 and 7200 high end routers which became a $4b product line for the company.
Previous roles included product management and marketing responsibilities for data communications, mobile and networking products at AT&T and British Telecom.
Steve has an MBA from the University of Aston, UK and a BSc in Management Science from UMIST, UK.
He is a father of two, a naturalized US citizen, lives in the California Bay Area, and enjoys soccer, motorcycling and shooting.
Stephen Liu is Senior Director of Product Marketing for Juniper Networks. In this role, he leads product marketing for Juniper’s industry-leading service provider portfolio of high-performance routing and switching products. These products include Juniper PTX Series, T Series, MX Series, and ACX Series platforms along with software and security.
Prior to joining Juniper in 2013, Stephen served as Director of Service Provider Marketing at Cisco Systems. In that role, he led product and solution marketing worldwide for the service provider routing, switching, optical, and software portfolio. Products included NCS, CRS, ASR, and ONS platforms.
Stephen attended the University of California, San Diego, where he received a bachelor’s of science degree electrical engineering – communication systems.
Hobbies include restoring old Volkswagens and coaching competitive youth soccer. He is based in Sunnyvale, California.
As Chief Customer Officer, Vince Molinaro is responsible for driving the strategic and operational elements of the Sales, Marketing, Partners, Services and Support functions at Juniper Networks. He leads a global organization of more than 3,500 professionals that includes direct and indirect sales, systems engineering, advanced technologies and field operations.
Molinaro brings more than 25 years of professional experience in engineering, product management, marketing, sales and operations to his worldwide role. He joined Juniper in 2009 and led the strategy and go-to-market execution for the company’s global service provider business. He was named EVP, Worldwide Sales in 2013 before assuming his current role in February 2014.
Prior to joining Juniper, Molinaro held senior leadership positions at a number of technology companies including Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Alcatel-Lucent and Internap Network Services. He has extensive domestic and international experience having lived and managed large organizations throughout Europe and the U.S.
Molinaro holds a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering from Boston University and a master of science degree in electrical engineering from University of Bridgeport. He is based out of the Juniper Networks facility in New Jersey, home of OpenLab, The Junos and SDN Center for Innovation.
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