Infoblox Inc. (NYSE:BLOX), the network control company, today announced Ashish Gupta has joined Infoblox as executive vice president and chief marketing officer, effective immediately. Gupta is responsible for the strategic direction of Infoblox’s global corporate and product marketing organization.
In his new role, Gupta will report to Infoblox president and chief executive officer, Jesper Andersen, and drive the worldwide strategies for brand awareness, go-to-market programs, and demand-generation initiatives. These marketing programs will align with and support the company’s business strategy for growth built on extending its industry leadership in DNS, DHCP, and IP address management (DDI) into categories such as security, cloud, and analytics.
“Ashish is a proven leader in business-to-business technology marketing, with deep experience in creating and managing innovative programs that drive brand awareness and sales growth,” said Jesper Andersen, president and chief executive officer of Infoblox. “I look forward to working with Ashish on accelerating the growth of Infoblox by refining the ways in which we position and communicate the value of next-generation network security and control.”
Gupta joins Infoblox from Actian, which delivers a high-performance platform for enterprise-grade SQL analytics at scale, where he was chief marketing officer and senior vice president of business development. Previously, Gupta was chief marketing officer and senior vice president for corporate development at Vidyo, which provides a leading software-based video conferencing platform. Before Vidyo, he was an integral member of the executive team that launched Microsoft’s Lync solution, leading the business development and strategy team and channel sales, as well as the marketing team for the Microsoft Office division’s unified communications group. Prior to Microsoft, Gupta held leadership positions at Alcatel/Genesys Telecommunications, Telera, Deloitte Consulting, and Hewlett-Packard.
“Infoblox has a great story to tell and I’m excited to have the opportunity to help drive the next wave of growth for the company,” said Gupta. “The world of enterprise and service-provider networking is being transformed by new technologies, new security threats, and modern connected business processes. With thousands of customers relying on our network-control solutions to protect and scale their networks, Infoblox has the credibility to be a trusted partner for IT organizations looking to get ahead of these changes.”
Infoblox (NYSE:BLOX) delivers critical network services that protect Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure, automate cloud deployments, and increase the reliability of enterprise and service provider networks around the world. As the industry leader in DNS, DHCP, and IP address management, the category known as DDI, Infoblox (www.infoblox.com) reduces the risk and complexity of networking.
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