Bradford Networks Strengthens Sales Leadership Team and Opens New Boston Office

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Gary Mead Named VP International Sales and Neal Stanton Named VP of Sales, Americas – Chartered with Driving Continued Growth in Security Automation Market

Bradford Networks, an innovator in transforming network security through visibility, context and control, today announced Gary Mead has joined the company to serve as vice president international sales, and Neal Stanton as vice president of sales for the Americas. Both Mead and Stanton are highly experienced sales leaders, with diverse backgrounds in the networking and enterprise security markets.

Bradford Networks became the go-to choice for the education market in the early days, but the past two years have seen sales to enterprise customers soar, accounting for 80 percent of new product revenue this year. As the cybersecurity threat expands, security automation is a critical focal point for enterprises worldwide, especially with a significant shift of IT security budgets from prevention to detection and threat response. Global IT security spending is expected to reach $101B by 2018 according to Gartner.

“Bradford continues to build partnerships with strong and highly capable channels to integrate and sell network security solutions,” said Rob Scott, CEO of Bradford Networks. “To support and expand our channel effort in the Americas and internationally, I’m pleased to welcome Gary Mead and Neal Stanton to lead our Sales efforts. They both bring deep expertise in technology channel development, and are dedicated to the support of our partners and the success of our joint customers.”

Mead has operated in all major geographic areas including the Americas, Europe, Middle East/Africa and Asia-Pacific territories and held senior positions with companies including Motorola, PictureTel, Octave Communications, IBM, SpectraLink, Colubris Networks and HP.

Stanton joins Bradford Networks from CafeX where he served multiple roles, including VP of Global Channels, developing and leading their channel program. Stanton has held numerous leadership roles including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Consultedge, where he was responsible for all aspects of Consultedge’s strategy, operations, and execution.

Bradford Networks also opened new headquarters office on the Boston waterfront to house sales, marketing and executive staff. Corporate operations, R&D, service and support will continue to be located in Concord, NH.

About Bradford Networks

Bradford Networks is the leading provider of Security Automation and Orchestration solutions that minimize the risk and impact of cyber threats by reducing containment time. The company’s patented Network Sentry solution continuously assesses the risk of every user and endpoint, and automatically contains compromised devices that act as backdoors for cyber criminals. Sold exclusively through our worldwide network of channel partners, Network Sentry is used by more than 1000 customers worldwide across many market segments such as financials, hospitality, entertainment, higher education, K-12, government, retail, technology, transportation and utilities. For more information, please visit

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