A10 Networks™, a technology leader in Application Networking, today announced the appointment of Kirsten Lee as Vice President of Global Channels. Reporting directly to A10 Vice President of Worldwide Sales Ray Smets, Kirsten is responsible for developing and leading A10’s global channel organization with a charter to drive the company’s channel program and expand its channel driven business. This executive announcement follows shortly after the appointment of Jason Matlof as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and demonstrates A10’s commitment to address growing market opportunities.
Kirsten is a seasoned executive with a proven track record of success in global channel management. She brings more than 20 years of experience in channel sales, channel marketing and field marketing. Kirsten comes to A10 recently from HP where she was Vice President of Worldwide Channel Marketing for the Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking (ESSN) organization. In this role, she was responsible for driving HP’s worldwide ESSN channel strategy, including partner growth, partner program architecture, partner enablement and partner communications.
Prior to joining HP, Kirsten served as Vice President of Worldwide Channel and Field Marketing at Blue Coat, Vice President of Worldwide Channel Sales at Packeteer, and has held various prior positions in Sales and Marketing at Net Manage, Caldera Systems and The Santa Cruz Operation.
“I am excited for Kirsten to join A10’s world-class sales team as we aim to take our channel program to the next level globally,” said Ray Smets, Vice President of Worldwide Sales for A10 Networks. “We are already a channel focused business, but with the intention to build even stronger channel relationships to drive business growth. Our channel partners worldwide will benefit from Kirsten’s expertise in building and upgrading channel programs, strategic relationships and driving a specific set of objectives to recruit, enable and motivate partners.”
“I am excited to lead A10’s worldwide channel organization with a focus on partner recruitment, enablement and communication,” said Kirsten Lee, Vice President of Global Channels for A10 Networks. “I look forward to creating a growing and thriving channel ecosystem by working closely with our regional and global partners.”
A10 delivers a portfolio of scalable Application Service Gateways that deliver application availability, optimization and security. The A10 Thunder™ Series, unveiled in May, are next generation Application Delivery Controllers that consolidate application service modules and deliver high performance in compact form factors to increase data center scalability and efficiency.