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Crossbeam Strengthens Sales Organization with Key Appointments

New Sales VPs Tim Miller and George Mogannam Tapped to Drive Global Expansion and Meet Growing Demand for Crossbeam’s X-Series Security Platforms

January 04, 2011
Press Release

Crossbeam Systems, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation security platforms for high-performance networks, today announced key promotions within its sales organization. Tim Miller has been appointed vice president of international sales and George Mogannam has been appointed vice president of sales, Americas. As industry veterans with years of technology sales and operations experience, together Miller and Mogannam have been tapped to drive Crossbeam’s global expansion and meet the growing demand for its line of X-Series security platforms.

“Tim and George have both consistently delivered excellent sales results for Crossbeam. Their proven sales leadership and deep customer relationships are invaluable as we accelerate our growth in 2011,” said Michael Ruffolo, president and CEO of Crossbeam. “We experienced strong sales growth in 2010 thanks to the efforts of Tim and George. All of us at Crossbeam congratulate them on their well deserved promotions.”

Tim Miller brings close to 20 years of sales and operations experience to Crossbeam. Most recently, he was vice president of Crossbeam’s Americas sales organization, which realized double-digit growth over the past year. Previous to Crossbeam, Tim held sales management positions at IBM’s InfoSphere segment (formerly Ascential Software). Prior to IBM as part of Ascential Software, he was area vice president and part of the management team driving revenue from $50 million to $275 million and architecting the sale to IBM for $1.1 billion. Earlier, Tim held various sales and sales management positions both domestically and internationally for Parametric Technology Corporation. Tim began his career at Gartner, Inc., selling technology research and consulting services. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Arizona State University.

George Mogannam brings more than 25 years of sales and operations experience to Crossbeam, having previously managed other Americas sales organizations at leading technology companies. In his role as vice president of sales, Americas at Crossbeam, Mogannam will oversee sales across North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean. Previously, he was responsible for the Americas sales and partner organization at IBM’s InfoSphere segment (formerly Ascential Software). Earlier, as director of sales at Ascential, George’s strategic leadership grew revenue an average of 31 percent year over year for three consecutive years that led to the successful $1.1 billion acquisition by IBM. Prior to Ascential, he spent almost ten years at Cabletron Systems, where he held the position of vice president of western sales. George holds a B.S. in Business Administration from San Jose State University.

About Crossbeam

Crossbeam Systems®, Inc. offers a proven approach to deploying network security that meets the extreme performance, scalability and reliability demands of large enterprises, service providers and government agencies. Its leading X-Series security platform offers an open, high-performance architecture that easily provisions and scales multiple best-in-class security applications to meet the ever-changing threat landscape. Companies rely on Crossbeam to intelligently manage risk, accelerate and maintain compliance, and protect their businesses from evolving threats. Crossbeam is headquartered in Boxborough, Mass., and has offices in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. More information is available at www.crossbeam.com.

Crossbeam Strengthens Sales Organization with Key Appointments

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