MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 10, 2016) - Aryaka®, the leading global SD-WAN provider, announced today that Stefanie Ryan will join the company as Head of Strategic Channel Marketing. This appointment reinforces Aryaka's commitment to expanding their channel business. Aryaka's partners contributed over 70% of new business in calendar Q2 2016.
"This is an exciting time to be in the SD-WAN arena," said Ryan. "The market size is growing at an exponential rate, and Aryaka is the only SD-WAN provider right now delivering a solution that meets the connectivity needs of global enterprises."
Aryaka recently saw over 150% year-over-year growth in calendar Q2 2016. Since over 70% of total bookings were received from partner contributions, there has been greater emphasis placed on nurturing channel relationships to continue this level of success.
Ryan brings extensive experience growing and developing marketing strategies targeting the indirect sales channel. Prior to joining Aryaka, Ryan served as the Marketing Director for a cloud service provider. She headed up marketing efforts focused around the channel, working with Master Agents, VARs, MSPs, and MSOs.
"I'm looking forward to augmenting our channel program to provide our partners with all the tools they need to be successful with their clients," Ryan added.
At Aryaka, Ryan will be focused on building partner programs and helping to further transition the company to a channel-centric organization.
"We are excited to have Stefanie as our Head of Channel Marketing," said Gary Sevounts, Chief Marketing Officer at Aryaka. "Partnerships will be essential to Aryaka's growth and future, and we're looking forward to significantly scaling our channel marketing efforts."
Aryaka's global SD-WAN solution provides optimized, software-defined network connectivity and application acceleration to globally distributed enterprises. Aryaka's services have over 10 million users across more than 4,000 sites. Leading brands such as Skullcandy, Air China, Freescale Semiconductor, and ThoughtWorks, as well as partners such as Microsoft Azure, AWS, Intelisys, and SK Broadband, have all chosen Aryaka for their enterprise-grade networking needs.
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