F5 has announced the appointment of Tom Fountain as Executive Vice President of Global Services and Chief Strategy Officer. In this role, he will head F5’s global support, professional consulting, educational services, customer success, manufacturing and technology services operations.
In addition to the expanded role leading services, Fountain will continue to oversee the company’s long-term strategy and corporate development programmes. Fountain will succeed Steve McMillan, who was recently named President and CEO of Teradata.
“Tom has had a tremendous impact on F5 since joining the company in early 2018. He has brought new rigour to our strategic planning process, spearheaded the transformative acquisitions of NGINX and Shape Security, fostered the launch of F5 Cloud Services and Aspen Mesh and developed strong technology partnerships through our business development initiatives,” said F5 President and Chief Executive Officer, François Locoh-Donou. “Tom will bring this same energy, thoughtfulness and customer-centric approach to our world-class Global Services team as F5 continues its evolution to become the leader in multi-cloud application services.”
As a member of the F5 Executive Team, Fountain will continue to report directly to Locoh-Donou from F5’s offices in San Jose, California.