SOURCE: Opengear


July 25, 2012 14:28 ET

Opengear Appoints Industry Veteran as Vice President, Worldwide Business Development and Strategy

SANDY, UT--(Marketwire - Jul 25, 2012) - Opengear (, a leading provider of next generation remote management solutions, today announced the appointment of Vincent J. Giordano as vice president of Worldwide Business Development and Strategy. A senior executive with more than 20 years of experience, Giordano joins Opengear after serving in previous executive business development, sales and marketing roles for Schneider Electric. In his new role with Opengear, Giordano will provide executive leadership and direction to drive Opengear's global sales and alliances, as well as to continue developing and driving the corporate strategy.

"I'm excited to have Vincent join the Opengear executive team," said Rick Stevenson, CEO, Opengear. "He brings complementary skills and a wealth of business experience that will allow us to deepen our partner relationships and scale the business to new levels."

Giordano has held numerous positions with a focus on go-to-market strategy, execution and innovation. Most recently, he was VP of Global Managed Services for Schneider Electric, a global energy management organization. During his time as Schneider Electric, he built a team to successfully deliver software as a service (SaaS) operation in a 170-year-old industrial electrical company. The scope of the group included data center and global communications infrastructure, as well as network security.

In the twelve years prior to his tenure at Schneider Electric Giordano had founded and grew four businesses including DefendNet Solutions, a venture backed managed Internet security firm where he served as President and CEO. DefendNet grew to a national organization selling Internet security solutions, both directly to end users and using a distribution model via national cable and telecomm organizations. Giordano earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

"My new role with Opengear comes with many exciting opportunities to directly build partnerships and expand the corporate strategy," said Giordano. "I look forward to applying my expertise to help Opengear expand within the network infrastructure management marketplace."

About Opengear
Opengear ( develops smart solutions for critical network infrastructure management. Opengear's Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) and Remote Infrastructure Management (RIM) appliances secure and simplify remote monitoring, access and control of critical IT, network, operations technology and industrial control systems. Opengear's smart appliances integrate next-generation automation and true out-of-band management technologies, ensuring that customers maintain complete control over critical infrastructure -- wherever, whenever.