Cradlepoint Appoints New Product and Engineering Executives to Expand Leadership in 4G LTE Wireless WANs and Realize Elastic Edge Vision

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Industry-recognized technical visionaries join Cradlepoint in the roles of vice president of product and senior vice president of engineering

Cradlepoint, the global leader in software-defined 4G LTE networking solutions for distributed enterprises, today announced it has expanded its executive leadership team with the appointment of Marc Bresniker as vice president of product management and Pankaj Malhotra as senior vice president of engineering.

These executive appointments will enable Cradlepoint to build on its leadership position in cloud managed 4G LTE network solutions and deliver on the company's Elastic Edge vision for next-generation, software-defined wireless networks built on advanced LTE and 5G services.

Over 20,000 customers around the world rely on Cradlepoint's 4G LTE Wide-Area Network (WAN) solutions and NetCloud software platform in their branch, mobile and IoT deployments, including some of the most recognized brand names in the world. In support of its Elastic Edge vision, Cradlepoint recently announced a new subscription-oriented packaging and pricing model—NetCloud Solution Packages—that combine essential hardware, software and services with 24x7 support and a limited lifetime warranty into a single SKU. NetCloud Solution Packages move the company a step closer to a full as-a-service model and makes it easier for customers to buy, deploy, manage and evolve their solutions.

Bresniker and Malhotra are known for their technical vision and success in industry-leading network and cloud organizations to deliver innovative solutions to enterprise customers. Their proven experience, technical acumen and leadership abilities will help Cradlepoint continue to innovate and meet the WAN transformation needs of its customers as they embrace digital transformation.

Bresniker joins Cradlepoint with 19 years of proven success in product management and market development. He has built teams and personally managed many products across SDWAN, WiFi, Unified communications, Switching, Routing and SaaS with Akamai, Cisco SDN, Cisco Meraki, Cisco SMB and Cisco ISR teams.

Malhotra brings 23 years of proven technical achievement and engineering management experience within the enterprise networking industry. He has built many high-performance teams across multi-disciplined engineering programs that include complex and scaled SaaS Products, Unified Communications, WLAN, Network Management, Ethernet Switching and Routing platforms with Twilio, Shortel, Juniper and Cisco.

“Cradlepoint is at the forefront of a rapidly growing market for software-defined wireless WANs, and our efforts to continually innovate our product and technical capabilities are key,” explained Ian Pennell, chief product officer. “The appointment of Mark and Pankaj to these senior roles enables us to capitalize on the opportunities in 2018 and beyond – we are delighted to have them on board.”

About Cradlepoint
Cradlepoint is the global leader in software-defined 4G LTE networking solutions. Cradlepoint NetCloud is a network management platform that extends the company’s 4G LTE-enabled multi-function routers and ruggedized M2M/IoT gateways with centralized management and software-defined network services. With Cradlepoint, customers leverage the speed and economics of combining wired and wireless Internet broadband for branch, mobile, and IoT networks while maintaining end-to-end visibility, security and control. More than 20,000 enterprise and government organizations around the world — including 75 percent of the world’s top retailers, 50 percent of the Fortune 100, and 25 of the largest U.S. cities — rely on Cradlepoint to keep critical sites, workforces, vehicles, and devices always connected and protected. Major service providers use Cradlepoint network solutions as the foundation for innovative managed service offerings. Founded in 2006, Cradlepoint is a privately held company headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with development centers in Silicon Valley and Kelowna, Canada, and offices in the UK, Australia, and Japan. Learn more at cradlepoint.com or follow us on Twitter @cradlepoint.
 
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