Incoming SVP and CFO Ken Arola at Extreme Networks

Placement Announcement

About Ken

Ken Arola brings more than 25 years of finance experience to Extreme Networks and most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Align Technology (Nasdaq: ALGN), where he was awarded Bay Area CFO of the Year in 2012. 
Ken has broad financial experience in medical device and technology companies. Prior to joining Align, he spent 14 years at Adaptec. 

Ken holds an MBA degree from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of the Pacific.

Ken Arola, SVP and CFO

June 2, 2014. Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Ken Arola has been named SVP and Chief Financial Officer at Extreme Networks. The search was led by Dotty Schaffer.

About Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) is setting a new standard for superior customer experience by delivering network-powered innovation and marketing leading service and support. Extreme Networks delivers high-performance switching and routing products for data center and core-to-edge networks, wired/wireless LAN access, and unified network management and control. Its award-winning solutions include software-defined networking (SDN), cloud and high-density Wi-Fi, BYOD and enterprise mobility, identity access management and security. Extreme Networks is headquartered in San Jose, CA and has more than 12,000 customers in over 80 countries.

 

I am very pleased that Ken will be joining the team. He is an experienced CFO, a seasoned leader, and has a solid track record to build on the great work we have done to take Extreme Networks to the next level. With his extensive experience, Ken will hit the ground running and I expect him to contribute immediately to our continued progress.

Chuck Berger, CEO, Extreme Networks
 

I am thrilled at the opportunity to join Extreme Networks, one of the world’s largest leading providers of high-performance networking solutions. I look forward to working with a talented leadership team and am eager to begin contributing to the financial performance and continued growth of the company.

Ken Arola, SVP & CFO, Extreme Networks
 

Ken’s experience with complex manufacturing operations, rapid growth, building teams and working with the Street make him a good fit for the CFO role at Extreme Networks. 

Dotty Schaffer, Partner, Lonergan Partners