SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Aerohive Networks, the leader in controller-less Wi-Fi and cloud-enabled networking, today announced that it is expanding its management team to support the company’s rapid growth in the hot cloud-enabled enterprise Wi-Fi space. Dean Hickman-Smith, formerly senior vice president of worldwide sales at Proofpoint, will be taking on the same role at Aerohive, while Raphaël Gernez will serve as vice president of operations, coming from his role as vice president of global sourcing and purchasing at SunPower.
“The changing technology environment has created an explosive demand for Aerohive’s enterprise networking solutions,” said David Flynn, chief executive officer of Aerohive Networks. “We’re excited to welcome Dean Hickman-Smith as SVP of worldwide sales and Raphaël Gernez as VP of operations. Both are the best of the best and have decades of experience in leading technology companies to success. These two will provide us with invaluable insight, direction and execution as we continue to build on Aerohive’s market leadership.”
About Aerohive Networks
People want to work anywhere; on any device, and IT needs to enable them -- without drowning in complexity or compromising on security, performance, reliability or cost. Aerohive's mission is to Simpli-Fi these enterprise access networks with a cloud-enabled, self-organizing, service-aware, identity-based infrastructure that includes innovative Wi-Fi, VPN, branch routing and switching solutions.
Aerohive was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. The company's investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Northern Light Venture Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA) and Institutional Venture Partners (IVP). For more information, please visit www.aerohive.com, call us at 408-510-6100, follow us on Twitter @Aerohive, subscribe to our blog or become a fan on our Facebook page.
Source: Aerohive Networks