SOURCE: Meru, Inc.

Meru, Inc.

October 28, 2014 08:00 ET

Meru Names Don Trimble Vice President of the SME Cloud Subscription Business

Technology Industry Veteran Brings 30 Years of Sales and Channel Leadership to Intelligent Wi-Fi Leader

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 28, 2014) - Meru Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: MERU), a leader in intelligent Wi-Fi networking, today announced the appointment of Don Trimble as vice president of the Small-to-Medium Enterprise (SME) Cloud Subscription business. Trimble will extend the company's innovation and leadership to new markets by establishing a cloud-delivered wireless networking business focused on selling Wi-Fi as a Service (WaaS) to the SME market on a subscription basis. Trimble reports directly to Bami Bastani, president and CEO of Meru.

"I am extremely pleased to welcome Don to the Meru executive team, where he will bring focus and expertise to the fast-growing subscription market," said Bastani. "Don shares our vision for driving Meru's enterprise-grade Wi-Fi into the SME market through the cloud, and serving this attractive market segment through technical innovation and commitment to channel sales."

Trimble brings extensive experience in cloud-based subscription business to Meru. Prior to joining Meru, Trimble was vice president of channel sales at 8X8, where his programs and the teams he built were responsible for growing the company's revenues more than 125 percent year-over-year from 2013 to 2014. He was previously senior director of North American channel sales at N Computing, where he built a global channel program; director of Americas channel sales at HP, where he designed, developed and executed comprehensive channel strategies and vice president of North America channel sales at Polycom. He also held senior sales and channel positions at Cisco and 3Com. Trimble holds a BS in mathematics from the University of Vermont.

"I am very enthusiastic about the opportunities that lie ahead for Meru in the SME market segment. I look forward to extending Meru's industry-leading technical innovation in 802.11ac and SDN to cloud-based delivery of intelligent Wi-Fi," said Trimble. "BYOD, Internet of Things and cloud services are increasing the demands on wireless networks and these needs can no longer be served by consumer-grade solutions. I look forward to serving these market needs with Meru's cloud-managed, enterprise-grade solutions and helping drive the company's growth through channel partners."

About Meru Networks
Meru Networks (NASDAQ: MERU) is a leader in intelligent 802.11ac Wi-Fi solutions delivering uninterrupted user experience for education, healthcare, hospitality and enterprise. The Meru open-standards-based architecture is designed to enable unified management of wired and wireless networks. Its end-to-end application QoS enables enforceable service-level agreements. Meru provides top performance and high capacity in high-density environments. Visit or call (408) 215-5300 for more information.

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