Chief Sales Officer Mark Pugerude to Drive Worldwide Sales, Focusing on the Enterprise
PARIS, France and ASHBURN, Virginia – August 31, 2017— Infovista, the leading provider of network performance orchestration solutions for a better connected and collaborative world, today announced the appointment of Mark Pugerude to Chief Sales Officer. Mark will oversee Infovista’s global sales team, with particular focus on growth initiatives in the Americas as the company looks to expand its Enterprise business, building on its strong base in Europe and Asia.
Mark joins the company at an opportune time – A recent forecast from IDC estimates that worldwide SD-WAN related infrastructure and services revenues, benefitting from broader adoption of NFV/SDN, will bring opportunities of an estimated US $8 billion in 2021, as enterprise branch network requirements accelerate. North America is expected to hold the largest market share, according to MarketsandMarkets.
Mark brings 27 years of global sales and marketing experience to Infovista’s executive leadership team, having conducted business in over 80 countries in all the major economies around the globe. Previously, he served as the President of Global Sales for GENBAND, selling to telecommunication carriers, government agencies and large enterprises throughout the world. Mark has also held executive leadership roles at iconectiv, NextPoint Networks, Broadwing Communications, PingTone Communications and Nokia Networks.
Mark is based in Infovista’s North American headquarters in Ashburn, Virginia, and will report directly to CEO Philippe Ozanian.
- “InfoVista’s growth and acquisitions over the last few years have seen the company’s solutions portfolio diversify while significantly enhancing its ability to solve the key challenges surrounding network and application performance optimization,” said Philippe Ozanian, Infovista CEO. “Mark’s experience leading a global salesforce in selling complex solutions to carriers and enterprises will be a tremendous asset in helping our customers realize their goals.”
- "I am amazed at the technical capabilities of Infovista’s product suite and its ability to answer the business needs of the wireless optimization, NFV/SDN and SD-WAN markets, said Pugerude. “I am impressed with the team that Philippe has built, and I am honored to have the opportunity to be a part of its ongoing success.”
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