Anu Gade

Senior Director, Product Management

Anu Gade is a Senior Director of Product Management at Extreme Networks focused on Enterprise Switching & ExtremeCloud IQ (SaaS Cloud offer for managing Extreme Wired/Wireless/SD-WAN portfolio). She is a Portfolio Architect responsible for defining strategy for Extreme Switching.

In the last 20+ years, Anu has held a variety of roles. At Intel, she was responsible for designing & managing the company's Campus network in Santa Clara. She developed in-house applications for troubleshooting network issues, which led her to a Product Development role at Cisco. She spent many years in development and became a Technical Leader. Her passion for working with customers in creating solutions led her to her next role. At Cisco, she defined the strategy and managed the product roadmap for various products, including Switching, Routing, & Wireless. She later held several leadership roles at Brocade, Ruckus (CommScope) where she was responsible for Enterprise Switching, Security, Software Defined Networking, and Unified Wired/Wireless Management.

Anu has her Master’s Degree in Computer Science and holds a patent from the U.S Patents and Trademark Office in Wired & Wireless networking. Outside of work, Anu enjoys the outdoors & spending time with family.