Chief Commercial Officer
Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Ian Whiting has been named Chief Commercial Officer at Ruckus Wireless. The search was led by Dotty Schaffer.
Ian brings move than 25 years of global sales and marketing experience and accomplishments to Ruckus Wireless. He joins Ruckus from privately held Egnyte, the leading Enterprise Cloud File Sharing and Synchronization player where he was President of Global Field Operations. Prior to Egnyte and leading up to the acquisition in 2014 by SanDisk, Ian was EVP WWSales at Fusion-io, the market share leader in PCI-based flash storage. Prior to Fusion-io, Ian was SVP Sales at WANAcceleration specialist Riverbed Technologies. Prior to Riverbed Ian spent over a decade at Brocade Communications initially running sales in EMEAbefore moving the US in 2005 to head up world wide sales where he was instrumental in quadrupling revenues to over $2Bn.
Ian has a Masters Degree in European Business from the University of Cranfield in the UK and holds a BA in French and German from the University of Swansea also in the UK.
About Ruckus Wireless
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Ruckus Wireless, Inc.(NYSE: RKUS) is a global supplier of advanced wireless systems for the rapidly expanding mobile Internet infrastructure market. The company offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor “Smart Wi-Fi” products to mobile carriers, broadband service providers, and corporate enterprises, and has over 48,000 end-customers worldwide. Ruckus technology addresses Wi-Fi capacity and coverage challenges caused by the ever-increasing amount of traffic on wireless networks due to accelerated adoption of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Ruckus invented and has patented state-of-the-art wireless voice, video, and data technology innovations, such as adaptive antenna arrays that extend signal range, increase client data rates, and avoid interference, providing consistent and reliable distribution of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 Wi-Fi.
Ian joins Ruckus at an exciting time in the growth of Ruckus. Not only does Ian bring a deep understanding of both the high-touch service provider and channel-based enterprise sales models, his track record of growing businesses to achieve new revenue targets while never losing sight of delivering exceptional customer experiences will be invaluable to Ruckus.Selina Lo, President & CEO, Ruckus Wireless
I believe that Ruckus is leading the pack when it comes to innovation in technology and business models to meet the demand for high-performance, pervasive Wi-Fi, I am looking forward to contributing to the evolution of the company while driving revenue growth to new levels.Ian Whiting, Chief Commercial Officer, Ruckus Wireless
It was a pleasure working with the Ruckus team to recruit Ian Whiting. Ian brings years of success and a passion for growing businesses to the role. He will play an important part in making Ruckus the dominant leader in the wireless space.Dotty Schaffer, Partner, Lonergan Partners