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PlexxiPulse – Meet our management team

The Plexxi family has a rich IT, networking, and data center history. With backgrounds in finance, manufacturing, marketing, and coding (and more!), as well as experience at well known companies such as EMC, Sun, 3Com, and Nortel, our team is a strong balance of inventor and practitioner. Visit our management team page to learn about our executive dream team and how their collective experiences help make Plexxi the company it is today:

  • Richard Napolitano, CEO
  • David Husak, Founder, CTO, and EVP, Products & Technology
  • Mat Mathews, Co-Founder and VP, Product Management
  • Mitch Breen, SVP, Enterprise Sales
  • Tim Lieto, SVP, Strategic Accounts, Federal and International
  • Laurie Riedel, VP, Finance
  • Steve Anderson, VP, Operations and Customer Support
  • Gilad Sade, VP, Engineering
  • Bill Koss, VP, Strategic Accounts
  • Mark Wright, VP, Sales Operations

Below please find a few of our top picks for our favorite news articles of the week.

Network World: SDN and a life beyond the death of the internet
By Jay Turner
For decades, enterprises have relied on the public internet for business-critical SaaS applications and data traffic. The reason why is pretty simple: it’s cost-efficient, it’s easy to use and it’s already there. Compare that to the logistical, financial and implementation challenges of installing an alternative private network, and it’s clear why enterprises have been pretty content with the internet for their entire digital lives.

Channel Partners: 4 Ways SDN and NFV Are Driving a New Networking Age
By Dharmraj Jhatakia
Networking is undergoing a sea change — it must to meet the demands of increasingly connected and constantly bandwidth-hungry organizations that realize the window of opportunity for responding to market disruptions is getting becoming smaller by the day. Technology is not viewed by smart customers as a just an enabler.

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More Stories By Mat Mathews

Visionary solutions are built by visionary leaders. Plexxi co-founder and Vice President of Product Management Mat Mathews has spent 20 years in the networking industry observing, experimenting and ultimately honing his technology vision. The resulting product — a combination of traditional networking, software-defined networking and photonic switching — represents the best of Mat's career experiences. Prior to Plexxi, Mat held VP of Product Management roles at Arbor Networks and Crossbeam Systems. Mat began his career as a software engineer for Wellfleet Communications, building high speed Frame Relay Switches for the carrier market. Mat holds a Bachelors of Science in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.