PETALUMA, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 5, 2013) - Cyan today announced that it has expanded its executive team with the addition of industry veteran Mike Zellner as vice president and chief financial officer. Zellner will oversee all aspects of finance and administration, including information technology. Zellner joins Cyan from PMC-Sierra where, for the past six years, he served as chief financial officer.
Cyan chairman and CEO Mark Floyd commented that, "Mike makes a terrific addition to an already strong team. His experience with large global suppliers of both software and hardware solutions will be extremely helpful as we expand internationally and grow the increasingly important software aspects of our business."
Zellner, who is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, added, "I look forward to joining Cyan and helping to continue the success the company has already enjoyed. I'm particularly intrigued by the software aspects of Cyan's solution. With software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization both gaining traction, it is clear that carriers are demanding exactly the types of solutions Cyan already offers."
Prior to PMC-Sierra, Zellner was senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer at Wind River Systems, a provider of device software solutions to the electronics industry. Earlier in his career, Zellner held corporate and divisional financial positions of steadily increasing responsibility at Applied Materials. While at Applied Materials, Zellner was a senior director of finance and was financially responsible for two separate high growth and very profitable business units, with revenues in excess of $1 billion. Prior to joining Applied Materials, Zellner served in various financial roles at Unisys Corporation.
Cyan is a global supplier of software-defined networks (SDNs) for service providers, data center operators, and private networks. Cyan solutions include Blue Planet SDN software, Z-Series multi-layer packet-optical transport platforms, and Cyan PRO comprehensive professional services. With hundreds of deployments around the globe, including some of the largest telecommunication companies in the world, Cyan allows its customers to scale their networks, reduce costs, simplify operations, and accelerate service delivery. For more information, please visit www.cyaninc.com or follow Cyan on Twitter at http://twitter.com/CyanNews.