Stephen Patak joined Extreme Networks in 2014, and is Senior Vice President of the America’s Sales organization, which is Extreme’s largest geographic region. His focus is on optimizing the customer experience, driving profitable growth, and defining all aspects of Extreme’s GTM strategy in United States, Canada, and Latin America. Stephen has almost 20 years of industry experience in both developed and developing markets, having lived in Asia for 5 years prior to him joining Extreme in 2014. While based in Singapore, he served as the Managing Director for Cisco’s Service Provider business in Asia Pacific, Japan, and Greater China (APJC), responsible for Cisco’s largest accounts within the region as well as driving Cisco’s Service Provider architectures and solutions across all segments, including Enterprise and Public Sector. Prior to moving to Asia, Stephen spent the majority of his 15 years at Cisco in the United States in multiple leadership positions managing AT&T, which grew to be a multi-billion dollar relationship. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. He and is wife are currently back in Texas residing in Austin.