Cradlepoint announced today the addition of two new executives to the company’s go-to-market leadership team.
Cradlepoint welcomes Jim Hilbert as its new chief revenue officer and Donna Johnson as vice president of product and solutions marketing. Hilbert and Johnson are accomplished and channel-savvy technology executives with experience in bringing successful cloud and software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) solutions to market.
Hilbert brings over 30 years of global sales, channel and strategy expertise to Cradlepoint and has significant experience in early and growth stage technology companies. Previously, Jim was the chief revenue officer at Aryaka. Prior to Aryaka, Jim developed and led high-performance sales teams and scaled revenues at several leading technology companies including Rackspace, EMC, FireHost and IBM.
Johnson joins Cradlepoint from Citrix where she served as director of product marketing for the company’s NetScaler SD-WAN solution. Before Citrix, Donna held senior product marketing and management roles at SD-WAN pioneer Talari. She also held senior product marketing, product management and engineering roles at OSI, Aligo and Dorado Software.
These hires come on the heels of Cradlepoint’s recently announced NetCloud Solution Packages, which combine essential NetCloud services with fit-for-purpose, lifetime warrantied hardware and 24×7 support in a single subscription. This new service-oriented packaging is a significant step forward in the company’s cloud-delivered solution model, and makes it easier for customers to buy, deploy, manage and evolve their Cradlepoint networks.
“The forces of cloud, mobile, IoT and 5G are transforming the enterprise WAN and changing the way network solutions are developed, delivered and operated,” said George Mulhern, chief executive officer at Cradlepoint. “Jim and Donna bring the right go-to-market knowledge and experience to help Cradlepoint capitalize on this transformation and extend our 4G LTE leadership into the new era of pervasive, elastic and wireless WANs.”