Extreme Networks has named Joe Vitalone (pictured) as Chief Revenue Officer. He has more than 35 years of experience in sales, marketing, and operations management, with senior sales and marketing positions at Mitel, ShoreTel, and Arrow Systems, and most recently served as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Jemez Technology.
As CRO at Extreme, Joe will oversee global sales, channel, and sales operations teams and report to Ed Meyercord, President and Chief Executive Officer.
“Joe is a results-oriented leader. His experience managing international teams and route-to-market transitions, as well as his impressive record in moving organizations from transaction-based purchasing to subscription models, will be invaluable as we continue to cloud-enable our portfolio and bring the benefits of cloud-driven networking to our customers. We’re pleased to have him join Extreme and know he will be a key contributor, driving sales productivity and helping to grow market share, revenue, and partnerships worldwide,” said Ed Meyercord, President and CEO.
As EVP and President, Americas Sales and Services for Mitel, and Vice President of Sales and Worldwide Channel Marketing at ShoreTel (later acquired by Mitel), Joe helped these companies reach their all-time stock market and 52-week high. Joe was most recently Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Jemez Technology, where he drove the growth and success of global sales and marketing programs, ensuring that initiatives from both departments were integrated and driving toward the same overall goal of increasing revenue.
“I look forward to helping our customers and partners leverage the flexibility and insights provided by our advanced cloud networking solutions and helping them move to the cloud at their pace. I am excited to begin working with our global sales organisation to drive Extreme’s revenue goals worldwide,” said Joe Vitalone, Chief Revenue Officer, Extreme Networks.