MIAMI, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At its global channel partner event held this week in Miami, Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced the launch of its Global Partner Advisory Council, which will play an important role in helping Extreme Networks drive its strategy for channel solutions and services across the data center, campus and physical security markets worldwide.
The council kicked off its inaugural meeting on October 2 nd and is chaired by Tom McDougall, CEO of High Point Networks from the partner side and led from the company by Theresa Caragol, Extreme Networks' vice president of global channels. The Global Channel Partner Advisory Council was formed with the goal of deepening Extreme Networks understanding and relationships with its partner base across the globe. The Council will build upon the success of Extreme Networks existing partner program by advising on the overall partner and customer experience and Extreme Networks channel strategy, solutions, and marketing targets.
Members of the Global Partner Advisory Council include: Timothy Wong, CTO at AMA NSG; Bill Annino, vice president of Data Technologies Group at Carousel Industries; Michael Grimm, CEO at Danes; Bill Smeltzer, CTO at Focus Technology Solutions; Michael Oh, CEO at Heavy Water; Tom McDougall, president & CEO at High Point Networks; Ken Toh, vice president of network infrastructure business at Nera Telecommunications Ltd.; Xavier Martinez, general manager and owner at Netjer Networks; Gordon Martin, president at Peak Uptime; Amador Najera, COO and shareholder at Reto; Marty Legg, sales director at Scalable; Igor Kosir, CEO at Smart Com; and Jose Valter Tavora de Castro Jr., worldwide sales director at TDEC Network Group.
"As a member of the Global Partner Advisory Council, I've been impressed with Extreme Networks company-wide commitment to delivering ongoing value to its partners," said Tom McDougall, president and CEO for High Point Networks and chairman of the Global Partner Advisory Council. "Based on Extreme Networks strong track record in the channel and focus on continuous improvement, the company is well positioned to drive a new level of growth with its partners.""Our vision is to strengthen and collaborate through our partner program with the aim to deliver clear competitive advantages," said Caragol. "The caliber of executives involved with our Global Partner Advisory Council will enable us to align our partners, programs and processes into an ecosystem focused on creating strong partner loyalty and continued mutual success."