Move comes after incumbent Ian Whiting replaced president Dan Rabinovitsj, who left for Facebook over the summer

Ruckus Networks has announced the promotion of Bart Giordano to senior VP of worldwide sales.

Giordano has served as a sales executive for Ruckus since August 2015, through the purchase of the company by Brocade, as well was the subsequent acquisition of by current owner Arris.

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He’s replacing Ian Whiting, who was promoted to the Ruckus president position in June, after the departure of Dan Rabinovitsj, who is now in a VP-level position at Facebook.

In Ruckus’ top sales job, Giordano will report to Whiting and oversee revenue, gross margin and all aspects of the company’s go-to-market activities.

“Since joining Ruckus Networks three years ago, Bart Giordano has built a top-notch global sales team,” said Whiting, in a statement. “Bart’s been responsible for growing revenue and market share through strategic partners and verticals, and his team has secured major design wins with Google, Facebook, IBM, and Lenovo. We look forward to the continued opportunities that Bart and his team will bring to our business and our partners.”

Arris credits Giordano with establishing the cloud services practice for Ruckus’ software-as-a-service portfolio. During the first half of 2018, Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi has been one fo the company’s fastest growing products, expanding internationally.

“Moving ahead, I look forward to leading a world-class organization to sell our industry-leading products and services alongside our channel partners. We’ll continue our focus to expand core vertical segments and deliver solutions that result in positive business outcomes for our customers,’ Giordano added. 

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