John Abel

Chief Information Officer
As CIO at Extreme Networks, John Abel is responsible for all aspects of the global IT organization. He has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry leading large teams and driving results for global Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining Extreme in 2021, John served as Senior Vice President and CIO at Veritas, where he drove significant improvements in the IT landscape and team that enabled the company to exceed its financial goals, achieve higher renewal rates, and improve employee retention over a three-year period. Prior to Veritas, John was SVP and CIO for Ellie Mae where he built a strategy around automating, scaling, and securing the enterprise backed by the cloud. Previously, John served as SVP of IT at Hitachi Data Systems, and before that was VP of Information Technology at Symantec Corporation where he led the integration of applications following its merger with Veritas in 2005. Ahead of Symantec, John worked at JDS Uniphase and started his career at KPMG Consulting. John is a graduate of Staffordshire University in the UK where he received a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems.