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Seasoned Executive Shane Buckley Appointed CEO of Xirrus to Drive Growth and Market Expansion
Grew Commercial Business Unit of NETGEAR 50 Percent to $360 Million in Two Years; Globalized Juniper Networks'
Enterprise Strategy and Business; Directed $2 Billion P&L for 3Com
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - June 5, 2012 - - Xirrus®, the leader in high-performance wireless networks, today announced the appointment of Shane Buckley as CEO.
Buckley, who led NETGEAR's commercial unit to 50 percent revenue growth over 2 years, reaching $330 million in 2011 - and played a prime role in growing corporate revenues over 30 percent, will guide Xirrus's next stage of growth and global expansion.
As International President for Peribit Networks, Buckley grew the company's international business to account for 60 percent of corporate revenues, leading to the acquisition of Peribit by Juniper Networks in 2005.
Following the acquisition, he
was credited for growing Juniper's enterprise strategy and business worldwide.
He also directed 3Com's business operations throughout EMEA, managing a P&L of $2 billion, and grew sales in the company's Asia Pacific region from $180 million to $500 million in 2.5 years.
Before joining NETGEAR, Buckley was President and CEO of Rohati Systems, a provider of cloud security for data centers, where he led the company's Series B financing round, achieved a more than 100 percent increase in valuation, and, in 2009, managed the acquisition of the company by Cisco Systems.
"Shane Buckley is the ideal executive to lead Xirrus to scale and out execute the competition in the fastest growing networking category.
"Shane helped lead NETGEAR through its greatest growth phase in the hotly competitive commercial networks segment, while revamping and leading its R&D, PLM, marketing, sales, support, and finance operations.
That's the scope of experience and execution that will drive Xirrus
to seize more market share and to scale for accelerated expansion."
Buckley joins Xirrus as the company continues to deliver what have been heralded as the industry's most innovative WiFi products and solution sets.
"With the explosion in demand for wireless network access, fueled by the massive proliferation of iPads, Android devices, and a range of mobile handhelds, opportunities abound for Xirrus
to take its industry-leading innovations into new markets and geographies," said Buckley