SOURCE: Meru Networks

Meru Networks

September 26, 2011 08:00 ET

Meru Networks Expands Senior Leadership Team to Accelerate Global Wireless LAN Market and Company Growth

Adds Marketing Veterans With Extensive Enterprise Experience at Apple, Brocade and Eastman Kodak

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 26, 2011) - Meru Networks, Inc., a pioneer in 802.11n enterprise networking, today announced the addition of three marketing executives to the senior leadership team: Bob Schiff, vice president of market development, Margie Kriebel, senior director of corporate marketing and communications and Patrick Crane, director of market research and business intelligence. The hires mark the latest in a series of sales and marketing leadership team additions made to support the company's growth as thousands of enterprises of all sizes make the move to Meru.

Schiff will focus on driving new business for Meru by spearheading its go-to-market plan for the enterprise. Schiff will draw on extensive technology and networking experience gained as vice president and general manager of the enterprise business unit at Foundry Networks and Brocade Communications. Schiff led the development and marketing for an array of enterprise product offerings including Ethernet switches, application delivery controllers, network management and wireless network products.

Kriebel will expand Meru's brand recognition and awareness through strategic market and communications initiatives. A recognized expert, she joins Meru from Omni-ID where she served as vice president of global marketing. Previously, Kriebel held sales and marketing positions with Apple and founded MK Resources, a marketing and communications firm.

Crane will develop and manage all key market research initiatives and analyze general business and market trends for Meru's products. Crane draws on more than 25 years of experience in marketing with deep expertise in competitive analysis, new product development, customer segmentation, brand and customer satisfaction research, and market share modeling. He previously led global consumer and business-to-business strategic research for Eastman Kodak. Crane is a recognized leader in the market research industry. He chaired two Advertising Research Foundation conferences, and was president of the Marketing Research Council of the American Marketing Association.

"These industry veterans have the proven experience to help Meru lead the transformation to an all-wireless world," said Ihab Abu-Hakima, president and chief executive officer of Meru Networks. "I am confident their shrewd marketing proficiency and industry experience will no doubt further accelerate our market expansion and company growth."

For additional information refer to online profiles: Bob Schiff, Margie Kriebel, Patrick Crane

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About Meru Networks
Meru Networks' virtualized wireless LAN architecture cost-effectively delivers the performance, reliability, predictability and operational simplicity of a wired network, with the advantages of mobility. Meru's solution represents an innovative, yet standards-based approach to wireless networking that utilizes virtualization technology to create an intelligent and self-monitoring wireless network, enabling enterprises to migrate their business-critical applications from wired networks to wireless networks, to become all-wireless enterprises. Meru's solutions have been adopted in all major industry vertical markets, including Fortune 500 enterprises, healthcare, education, retail, manufacturing, hospitality and government. Meru is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has operations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. For more information, visit www.merunetworks.com or call (408) 215-5300.

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