Exinda Strengthens its North American Sales Team with new Vice President of Sales

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Company appoints Kevin Kirksey to lead sales and channel strategies.

We are confident that our customers and our valued partner community will quickly benefit from the energy, experience and focus that Kevin will bring to our North American sales organization

Exinda Inc., a leading global provider of WAN optimization and application performance management solutions, today announced the appointment of Kevin Kirksey to Vice President, Sales for North America. Kevin will oversee all of Exinda’s North American sales operations and initiatives that will help create new revenue opportunities for its partners in key market segments and drive Exinda’s revenue growth.

Exinda has embarked upon a period of expansion in its field organization to meet the needs of its rapidly growing customer base worldwide. The company has experienced several successive quarters of strong Q/Q growth and expects this trend to continue for the foreseeable future. This senior hire, along with the addition of Alex Maduro in CALA and Willem Verhoof in Benelux enhances Exinda's ability to better serve its customers and partners.

“We are confident that our customers and our valued partner community will quickly benefit from the energy, experience and focus that Kevin will bring to our North American sales organization,” said Michael Sharma, Chief Executive Officer. “As Exinda’s solutions are deployed by companies in a wider variety of sectors, our partners have a real opportunity to expand into new vertical markets. Kevin’s demonstrated ability to execute effective channel sales strategies will help our partners to seize these new market opportunities and build on their success.”

Kevin brings to Exinda more than 20 years of experience in leading sales organizations and building effective value-added reseller channels for a wide range of technology companies. Before joining Exinda, Kevin held the position of Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Cymphonics, where he built a channel that successfully positioned the company to serve customers in the enterprises market. Previously, Kevin was previously Area Sales Director at Blue Coat Systems, a leading developer of Secure Web Gateway technologies. He has held senior sales and sales management positions at iPolicy, FineGround Networks, Centrigram, Auspex, Optical Data Systems and 3COM. Kevin holds a bachelors degree in Computer Science from the University of Houston, Texas.

“Exinda has been successful in working with its partners to offer complete WAN Optimization solutions for key vertical markets, from utilities to education to service providers,” said Kevin Kirksey. “There is tremendous opportunity for Exinda and its partners to build on their success in these markets and to expand into new high-growth areas. I am pleased to be joining a company that has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to serving its customer and partner communities.”

About Exinda
Exinda is a proven global supplier of WAN Optimization and Application Acceleration products.. The company has helped over 2,000 organizations in 80 countries worldwide to reduce network operating costs and ensure consistent application performance over the WAN. The Exinda Unified Performance Management (UPM) solution encompasses application visibility, control, optimization and intelligent acceleration – all within a single network appliance that is affordable and easy to manage.

Founded in 2002, Exinda is headquartered in Andover, MA and established regional offices in Canada and the United Kingdom to support the growing global demand for its products and services. Exinda also invests heavily in ongoing Research and Development, which operates in our Melbourne, Australia facilities. Exinda is a 100% channel business with products being distributed by a worldwide network of solution partners who offer local support and services. For more information, please visit http://www.exinda.com.

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