Solera Networks Names New CEO; Sets Expansion Plans
June 14th, 2007
Leading deep network packet capture and stream-to-disk vendor names former Oracle sales veteran Steve Shillingford as CEO and charts corporate headquarters expansion to address growth
Lindon, Utah – June 14, 2007
Solera Networks, a leading provider of continuous deep packet capture, storage and stream-to-disk technology, announced today the promotion of Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, Steve Shillingford, to President and CEO. Solera Networks also announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to a larger facility as it expands engineering, sales and marketing to match the growing demand of its market-disrupting technology.
Shillingford joined Solera Networks in February of this year as Sr. Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and has more than 10 years of experience in enterprise IT sales, marketing and business development, most recently in Oracle Corporation’s North American Sales division for the past seven years. Prior to his role at Oracle, he served as a senior director for North American sales operations and as an enterprise account executive at Novell.
“Over the last few months, Solera Networks has experienced phenomenal customer demand, developed a stronger marketing presence and has made significant steps toward recruiting channel partners and developing strategic alliances,” said Bryan Sparks, Founder and Chairman of Solera Networks. “Steve has been the catalyst for this growth, which we expect to accelerate over the next 18 months as the market continues to recognize the unique value proposition Solera’s products bring to the enterprise network infrastructure. Steve’s demonstrated success as a sales and marketing executive has proven invaluable, and we believe it provides the foundation for Solera’s continued success.”
Solera Networks also announced it will be moving to a new facility to accommodate additional growth, particularly in its engineering and support teams. The new facility, located in Lindon, Utah, will provide twice the space and allow the company to continue to aggressively expand the engineering, sales and marketing organizations.
“I have been amazed at the response we’ve seen from customers and prospects when they are introduced to Solera Networks’ unique packet capture and stream-to-disk technology,” said Steve Shillingford, new President and CEO of Solera Networks. “Clearly, the market is anxious for an open platform to perform deep packet capture and storage, and our technology is uniquely positioned to fulfill this requirement. Our growth speaks volumes about what customers are looking for, and I’m excited to be in a position where I can lead this effort. We have a phenomenal team in place, and will continue to build the organization to better capitalize on the opportunity we have before us.”