Xirrus Appoints Veteran Financial Executive as Chief Revenue Officer
THOUSAND OAKS, CA, Nov 04, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) --
Xirrus, the leader in high-performance wireless networks, today
announced the appointment of George Frie as chief revenue officer
(CRO). As chief revenue officer at Xirrus, Frie will lead both the
short- and long-term revenue growth plans of the company. He will
drive sales and marketing alignment to support aggressive corporate
and revenue strategy goals. In addition, he will direct customer
support, IT, sales operations, and the technical-training teams.
"We are poised for dramatic growth in the coming quarters, and George
is the right person to foster and guide this growth," said Shane
Buckley, chief executive officer of Xirrus. "George has a proven
track record of consistently driving high growth in his previous
roles plus significant experience in within the Wi-Fi industry. We
are very pleased to welcome him to Xirrus."
Most recently, as chief financial officer at Aerohive Networks, Frie
worked alongside the sales and marketing teams to propel company
growth while also directing the finance, operations, legal and human
"Xirrus is rapidly emerging as the market leader with the most
complete set of wireless solutions available, positioning the company
for unrivaled growth," said Frie. "It's an honor to join Xirrus and
to help the company thrive during what promises to be its greatest
Frie previously held a number of leadership positions in the United
States, Europe, the Middle East and Africa at NetScreen Technologies,
a firewall and virtual private network (VPN) company. Following a
successful $2 billion IPO, NetScreen Technologies was acquired by
Juniper Networks for $4 billion. He later served as chief financial
officer and vice president, Asia-Pacific, at Solid Information
Technologies which was acquired by IBM. Frie holds degrees in
economics and accounting from the University of Saint Thomas.
About Xirrus, Inc.
Xirrus is the leading provider of
high-performance wireless networks. Xirrus solutions perform under
the most demanding circumstances, offering consistent "wired-like"
performance with superior coverage and security. The Xirrus suite of
WI-FI optimized solutions -- Arrays, access points, cloud services,
and wired switches -- provide seamless connectivity and unified
management across the network. Xirrus provides a vital strategic
business and IT infrastructure advantage to industries that depend on
wireless to operate business-critical applications. With tens of
thousands of customer solutions deployed globally, Xirrus maintains
operations and partnerships across the globe. Xirrus is a privately
held company and is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA. For more
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