SOURCE: Xirrus


November 04, 2013 12:00 ET

Xirrus Appoints Veteran Financial Executive as Chief Revenue Officer

George Frie Will Lead Long-Term Revenue Growth Strategy

THOUSAND OAKS, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 4, 2013) - Xirrus, the leader in high-performance wireless networks, today announced the appointment of George Frie as chief revenue officer (CRO). As chief revenue officer at Xirrus, Frie will lead both the short- and long-term revenue growth plans of the company. He will drive sales and marketing alignment to support aggressive corporate and revenue strategy goals. In addition, he will direct customer support, IT, sales operations, and the technical-training teams.

"We are poised for dramatic growth in the coming quarters, and George is the right person to foster and guide this growth," said Shane Buckley, chief executive officer of Xirrus. "George has a proven track record of consistently driving high growth in his previous roles plus significant experience in within the Wi-Fi industry. We are very pleased to welcome him to Xirrus."

Most recently, as chief financial officer at Aerohive Networks, Frie worked alongside the sales and marketing teams to propel company growth while also directing the finance, operations, legal and human resources functions.

"Xirrus is rapidly emerging as the market leader with the most complete set of wireless solutions available, positioning the company for unrivaled growth," said Frie. "It's an honor to join Xirrus and to help the company thrive during what promises to be its greatest expansion."

Frie previously held a number of leadership positions in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Africa at NetScreen Technologies, a firewall and virtual private network (VPN) company. Following a successful $2 billion IPO, NetScreen Technologies was acquired by Juniper Networks for $4 billion. He later served as chief financial officer and vice president, Asia-Pacific, at Solid Information Technologies which was acquired by IBM. Frie holds degrees in economics and accounting from the University of Saint Thomas.

About Xirrus, Inc.
Xirrus is the leading provider of high-performance wireless networks. Xirrus solutions perform under the most demanding circumstances, offering consistent "wired-like" performance with superior coverage and security. The Xirrus suite of WI-FI optimized solutions -- Arrays, access points, cloud services, and wired switches -- provide seamless connectivity and unified management across the network. Xirrus provides a vital strategic business and IT infrastructure advantage to industries that depend on wireless to operate business-critical applications. With tens of thousands of customer solutions deployed globally, Xirrus maintains operations and partnerships across the globe. Xirrus is a privately held company and is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA. For more information please visit: and follow us on Twitter: @Xirrus.

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