Solarflare Appoints Industry Veteran Eric Koach as Chief Revenue Officer

Strategic Sales Executive to Drive Solarflare’s Growth in the Cloud


IRVINE, CA—October 2, 2018—Solarflare, a pioneer in the development of neural-class networks, today announced that the company has named Eric Koach as Chief Revenue Officer. Trusted by the global financial services industry, Solarflare solutions provide the backbone for the world’s economy. In this new role, Koach will lead Solarflare’s global sales team as the company leverages its field-proven technology to deliver improved network reliability, scalability, and revenue generation for the fast-growing cloud data center market.

As chief revenue officer, Koach is responsible for all facets of worldwide sales, including the development of Solarflare’s “go-to-market” sales and channel strategies, lead contract negotiations, implementation of robust sales support processes to ensure pipeline growth, and customer success.

“Eric is a highly energetic and widely respected leader with an exceptional track record that aligns perfectly with our strategic goals for delivering high-performance networked solutions to the Cloud,” said Russell Stern, Chief Executive Officer, Solarflare. “Described by many as a problem solver, and assertive and collaborative leader, Eric is known for his relentless quest for building effective teams and leading the company to success.

“Eric is ready to fuel Solarflare’s growth engine, continue driving our market leadership position in the financial services industry, and increase market share in the Cloud. We are delighted to welcome Eric to the Solarflare team,” added Stern.

Koach joins Solarflare from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) where he held a number of positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as Vice President and Head of Divestiture Management for the Americas. Prior to HPE, Eric served as Director of Sales, Cloud Service Providers at Dell.


About Solarflare

Solarflare is pioneering server connectivity for neural-class networks. From silicon to firmware to software, Solarflare provides a comprehensive, integrated set of technologies for distributed, ultra-scale, software-defined datacenters.

The Solarflare XtremeScale™ Architecture is a design framework which includes a comprehensive suite of features for ultra-scale environments: High-bandwidth, ultra-low-latency, ultra-scale connectivity, software defined, secure with hardware firewalls, and instrumented for line-speed telemetry.

Solarflare solutions have earned a sterling reputation in financial services and are used by virtually every major global exchange, commercial bank and hedge fund. This exacting, regulated performance uniquely qualifies our solutions for use in ultra-scale applications in IoT, big data and artificial intelligence where low latency, robust security and insightful telemetrics are critical.

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