Wi-Fi solutions provider Xirrus has announced the appointment of Duncan Fisken as vice president for EMEA region. Fisken has spent the last forty years in the computer software and information technology industries, specialising in networking and information security.
In his role, Fisken is responsible for the entire sales function, maximising the growth in wireless adoption across all industry sectors by developing go to market and sales strategies and providing greater support for existing customers across EMEA.
Prior to joining Xirrus, he held the role of senior vice president & general manager (EMEA and International) for RedSeal Networks since June 2013. Before joining RedSeal, he was vice president EMEA for Fluke Networks, overseeing a period of restructuring the EMEA sales operations of the DCI Tools and Networks Systems Businesses.
Before Fluke Networks, Fisken was vice president EMEA for Aruba Networks and oversaw a period of explosive growth in EMEA for the Sunnyvale, CA headquartered enterprise WLAN specialist, which included delivering 10 straight quarters of growth and 75% year-on-year growth in FY11/ FY10.
“I’ve joined Xirrus amidst a perfect storm for the industry,” said Fisken. “It’s a booming market and no sector is immune to the continuing onslaught of BYOD. Organisations across all sectors now realise that pervasive wireless is a necessity to meet the growing demands of today’s workforce, so it’s vital they prepare for this exabyte era.
“At Xirrus we’re doing Wi-Fi in a different way. Xirrus uniquely can scale from Cloud enabled branch office solutions to large public venues with tens of thousands of users; all operating flawlessly on the network. I’m keen to build on our recent successes in Europe by opening up the potential in territories such as the Nordics, Spain & Italy, as well as untapped high-growth markets in Africa and the Middle East.”
Shane Buckley, CEO of Xirrus, said: “Duncan joins us with a wealth of experience and enthusiasm for the networking infrastructure space. The EMEA market has tremendous growth potential as more organisations are looking at wireless as a way to bring greater efficiencies and drive new revenue streams.
“Duncan has proven to deliver success in all of his previous roles and we’re looking forward to him playing a vital role in the next stage of our growth across EMEA and expansion into new markets.”