Christine Heckart, Chief Marketing Officer, Brocade
Brocade has appointed Christine Heckart to the position of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), the networking solutions company announced today.
Heckart will be responsible for the strategic direction of Brocade's global marketing organisation, helping to position the company as the network provider of choice to the world's data centers, the company said in a statement.
Heckart will report directly to Brocade's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Lloyd Carney.
"The data center must transform to meet the IT demands of the modern era that are driven by cloud, virtualization and mobility," said Lloyd Carney, CEO at Brocade. "With our focus and world-class innovation, Brocade is uniquely qualified to help customers through this important transformation. Christine's marketing experience and expertise are well suited to help propel Brocade forward in the global marketplace to drive demand for our next-generation solutions."
With more than 25 years of experience in the high-tech industry, Heckart has held a number of senior marketing leadership positions at networking and other high tech companies such as ServiceSource, NetApp and Juniper Networks, and Microsoft.
"With the adoption of fabric-based networking, NFV, SDN, and cloud-based computing, end users are actively seeking technology partners that can help them drive business transformation,: said Christie Heckart. "I am excited by Brocade's differentiated solutions, and believe we are well-positioned to drive the next wave of data center innovation. Brocade's 18 year heritage in the data center and its partner ecosystem is well-renowned and I believe it is an exciting time to join the company."
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