Derek has more than 20 years of technology product management, marketing, and business development experience with a focus on high-performance enterprise and carrier networking systems. He is vice president of product line management at Extreme Networks where he leads the team responsible for product strategy and the roadmap for the company’s wireless and wired enterprise and data center networking products, SDN platforms and network management and security solutions. Before joining Extreme, Derek was vice president of product management for SS8 Networks, a supplier of communications security analytics solutions. Prior to SS8, he served as vice president of Marketing for ConSentry Networks where he drove all aspects of product strategy and marketing for policy-based LAN switches and appliances. At Woven Systems as vice president of marketing, he launched the company out of stealth mode along with its first product, a 144-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fabric data center switch targeted to cloud providers and large enterprises. Previously, Derek was senior director of product management at Brocade Communications, where he defined and launched several fibre channel product lines including Brocade’s first SAN director. Prior to Brocade, he was senior group manager of product management for ATM and Frame Relay product lines at Stratacom and Cisco Systems. Derek holds a BSEE from Stanford University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
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