Extreme Networks, a cloud-driven networking company, has announced Joe Vitalone has joined the company as Chief Revenue Officer. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in sales, marketing and operations management. He has held senior sales and marketing positions at Mitel, ShoreTel and Arrow Systems and most recently served as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Jemez Technology.
As CRO at Extreme, Joe will oversee global sales, channel and sales operations teams and report to Ed Meyercord, President and Chief Executive Officer.
“Joe is a results-oriented leader. His experience managing international teams and route-to-market transitions, as well as his impressive record in moving organisations from transaction-based purchasing to subscription models, will be invaluable as we continue to cloud-enable our portfolio and bring the benefits of cloud-driven networking to our customers. We’re pleased to have him join Extreme and know he will be a key contributor, driving sales productivity and helping to grow market share, revenue and partnerships worldwide,” said Ed Meyercord, President and CEO.
As EVP and President, Americas Sales and Services for Mitel and Vice President of Sales and Worldwide Channel Marketing at ShoreTel (later acquired by Mitel), Joe helped these companies reach their all-time stock market and 52-week high. Joe was most recently Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Jemez Technology, where he drove the growth and success of global sales and marketing programmes, ensuring that initiatives from both departments were integrated and driving toward the same overall goal of increasing revenue.