Solarflare Appoints Industry Veteran John Graham as Vice President of Marketing
IRVINE, CA—December 1, 2015—Solarflare, the leader in application-intelligent networking solutions, today announced they have appointed John Graham as Vice President of Marketing. In his role, Graham will design and implement marketing strategies and programs to drive revenue growth, enter new markets and amplify brand awareness to support the next phase of Solarflare's continuous development and global expansion. Graham reports to Solarflare CEO Russell Stern and is a member of the executive team.
Graham brings more than 20 years of high-tech marketing experience working with emerging firms and global brands. He joins Solarflare from Pulse Electronics, where he was VP and General Manager, Wireless Division, with global responsibility for the P&L of the infrastructure, industrial and consumer handset antenna business. Prior to Pulse he served as VP of Marketing at MaxLinear, a top provider of integrated radio-frequency analog and mixed signal semiconductor system on chip (SoC) solutions for broadband communication applications. Throughout his career Graham has delivered impressive results across all aspects of the marketing lifecycle, including go-to-market strategy, product marketing, channel development, communications, pricing, forecasting and demand generation.
"John's management acumen, creativity and recognized industry pedigree add the critical strategy and marketing expertise needed to fuel Solarflare's next stage of growth," said Russell Stern, CEO of Solarflare. "His proven marketing leadership skills and impressive track record helping companies break into new industries and accelerate global business development, make him an excellent fit with the Solarflare vision, and we're excited to have him join our team."
"Solarflare has built a fast-growing global business and is ideally positioned to capitalize on the cross-industry demand for intelligent networking solutions," said John Graham, VP of Marketing, Solarflare. "I'm eager for the opportunity to refocus the marketing strategy, enhance brand awareness and position the company for continued success."
Earlier in his career, Graham held executive and senior marketing positions at companies including Entropic Communications, Augmentum Marketing, MaxLinear, picoChip Designs Ltd. and software innovator Transitive Technologies.
Solarflare is the leading provider of application-intelligent networking I/O solutions that accelerate, monitor and secure network data. With over 1,400 customers worldwide, the company's solutions are widely used in scale-out server environments such as electronic trading, high performance computing, content delivery, cloud, virtualization and big data. Solarflare's products are available from leading distributors and value-added resellers, as well as from Dell, HP, IBM and Lenovo. Solarflare is headquartered in Irvine, California, and operates R&D facilities in Cambridge, UK, New Delhi, India and San Diego, USA.
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