Ruckus Wireless has announced the appointment of Kash Shaikh as the company’s executive management team, taking up the role of vice president of global marketing.
Shaikh will lead the Ruckus Wireless marketing organisation worldwide, including corporate, product, technical, field, channel and regional field marketing, in addition to demand generation, field training, marketing communications and events.
Reporting to Dan Rabinovitsj, chief operating officer for Ruckus Wireless, Shaikh will oversee the strategic management of global marketing initiatives to help drive Ruckus thought leadership, brand awareness and product adoption.
“Kash’s proven ability to develop and implement successful go-to-market strategies in new and existing market segments and verticals aligns perfectly with our vision for growth in the industries we serve and the geographies we are conquering,” Rabinovitsj adds.
“We look forward to enhancing our overall brand and market leadership position worldwide with Kash leading our global marketing organisation.”
Shaikh brings more than 18 years of marketing and management experience in the networking industry to Ruckus, previously serving as vice president of Platform Marketing and Business Development for Riverbed Technology, responsible for leading their portfolio marketing and technology alliance organisations.
Prior to Riverbed, Shaikh held several executive and leadership roles, including at HP (Networking division), Cisco, and BayNetworks/Nortel, where he helped build and grow multi-billion dollar networking businesses in technology domains including wireless LAN (WLAN), switching, routing, security and SDN products.
“Ruckus has a strong vision, market-leading solutions, and has consistently, significantly outperformed overall WLAN market growth,” Shaikh adds.
“I am thrilled to join a company with a unique focus and culture committed to innovation. I look forward to continue driving the next phase of our growth in the networking market.”