Brocade, on Friday announced the
appointment of Jason Baden as senior director for Australia and New Zealand
(ANZ), where he will be responsible for driving the company’s business in the
region. Based in Sydney, Baden will report directly to Adam Judd, Brocade
vice president for Asia Pacific Japan (APJ).
Bringing more than 15 years of
technology management and business development experience as well as a
challenger-centric approach, Baden joins Brocade from Juniper Networks, where
he spent the last eight years in a variety of strategic business and account
management roles. Most recently, he was regional director for ANZ, where he
was responsible for leading growth in the region. Prior to Juniper Networks,
Baden held various business development and strategic account roles at
AXS-One, Airwide Solutions, and Optus.
“As we continue to build on our
leadership as a pure-play networking company, ANZ is a strategic market for
Brocade and our soon to be integrated Ruckus Wireless business. Jason’s
demonstrated leadership skills and track record as a challenger and disruptor
naturally align with Brocade’s commitment to help customers capitalize on
network innovation to transform their business,” said Adam Judd, vice
president for APJ at Brocade.
“No other networking vendor is as
uniquely placed as Brocade is today: it is 100 percent focused on developing
innovative and comprehensive solutions for network transformation. It’s an
exciting time to join Brocade, and I look forward to helping our customers
move to New IP network architectures that are virtualized, open, and agile,
as they leverage next-generation technology opportunities for a competitive
advantage,” said Jason Baden.
Baden will assume his new role
beginning July 25, 2016.