Wi-Fi provider Xirrus appoints Jillian Mansolf as chief marketing officer

Veteran marketing executive to focus on accelerating growth and global market expansion

Wi-Fi provider Xirrus appoints Jillian Mansolf as chief marketing officer

Wireless network provider Xirrus has appointed Jillian Mansolf as chief marketing officer. In this role, Mansolf will lead the marketing organisation as the company scales to meet increasing global market demand.

Mansolf brings more than 20 years of marketing and sales experience to her role as CMO for Xirrus. Prior to this appointment, Mansolf served as CMO at Connected Data, a private cloud company. There, she was responsible for all aspects of marketing including marketing communications, lead generation, channel and product marketing.

Prior to Connected Data, she was an executive officer and SVP of global sales & marketing at Overland Storage where she was responsible for the worldwide sales organization, as well as corporate marketing, investor and analyst relations and channel and product marketing.

Mansolf was also part of the founding management team at Snap Appliance where she ran global sales and channel marketing, and helped negotiate the sale of the company to Adaptec for $100 million in 2005. In addition, she also served as area vice president of sales at Dell Computer Corporation where she managed a $400m business and helped grow the large corporate accounts revenue to over $2bn annually.

“Jillian is joining Xirrus at an exciting time when demand for our products and services has never been greater. To support this growth, it is essential that we secure experienced talent to continue our global expansion and accelerate customer acquisition,” said Shane Buckley, CEO of Xirrus. “Jillian is a seasoned executive with a proven track record of building marketing strategies that increase awareness and growth. I am thrilled to welcome Jillian to the Xirrus team.”

Jillian is a board advisor and has been a sales and marketing consultant to multiple high technology companies in Silicon Valley. She has been named a Channel Chief by CRN Magazine for the past five years and was inducted into The Power 100, which recognizes the 100 most powerful women executives in the Channel. The American Business Awards also named her Marketing Executive of the Year.

“With the rapid proliferation of 802.11ac enabled devices, the demand for high performance wireless solutions is greater than ever, and Xirrus' innovative technology makes us uniquely positioned to meet this increased demand,” said Mansolf.

“I look forward to working with the Xirrus executive team and our employees worldwide to drive our marketing efforts and showcase the best wireless technology in the market, as well as sharpen our strategies for customer acquisition and supporting our sales efforts globally.”

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