Extreme Networks Announces Leadership Appointments: Gary Garber Named Vice
President of Talent and Culture, Joe Novak Named Vice President of Customer
Service, and Marykay Wells named CIO
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 9, 2013
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Extreme Networks, Inc.
(Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced key executive appointments aimed at providing
innovative leadership in the areas of human resources and corporate culture,
customer service and support, and Information Technology (IT).
Gary Garber has been named Extreme Networks vice president of Talent and
Culture. A 20 year industry veteran, Garber will oversee the human resources
vision and strategies that include team building, talent sourcing,and
enhancing a high performance culture. Garber most recently led the HR function
for Avaya Government Solutions and previously served as the vice president of
Talent Management for Avaya. Prior to that, he was the vice president of HR
for EnterpriseSolutionsat Nortel Networks, where he also held various human
resource and talent strategy roles over 13 year with the company.
Joe Novak has been named Extreme Networks vice president of Customer Service
where he is responsible for shaping the customer experience and leading
support teams. Novak joins the company from Allscripts, a provider of
electronic health records, where he served as vice president of client support
operations. He was responsible for organizational efficiencies, policy,
process and client experience improvement programs. Prior to Allscripts,
Novak spent more than a decade at Cisco in the service organization,
overseeing its East Coast TAC center in Raleigh, NC asvice president of
US/Canada Technical Services Delivery. Novak has more than 20 years of
industry experience in telecommunications and computer networking also having
worked at Northern Telecom, NYNEX and Universal Communications.
Marykay Wells has been named Extreme Networks CIO.Wells is responsible for
the IT strategy and operations spanning the company's global operations. She
brings 25 years of industry experience and most recently served as the CIO at
Tekelec for five years, where she was responsible for IT, business
transformation, procurement and real estate. Prior to Tekelec, Wells spent 19
years in various positions at Nortel Networks, having held the titles of vice
president of Global Applications and Interim CIO.
"The addition of Gary, Joe, and Marykay add experience and energy to a
world-class organization," said Oscar Rodriguez, president and CEO of Extreme
"We look forward to their enhancing our already strong employee culture,
customer support capabilities, and global IT infrastructure."
About Extreme Networks
Extreme Networks is a technology leader in high-performance Ethernet switching
for cloud, data center and mobile networks. Based in Santa Clara, CA, Extreme
Networks has more than 6,000 customers in more than 50 countries. For more
information, visit the company's website at http://www.extremenetworks.com.
Extreme Networks is a registered trademark of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the
United States and other countries. Except for the historical information
contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including
without limitation statements as to sales and sales opportunities are
forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions
of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking
statements speak only as of the date. Because such statements deal with future
events, they are subject to risks and uncertainties, including network design
and actual results of use of the product in different environments. We
undertake no obligation to update the forward-looking information in this
release. Other important factors which could cause actual results to differ
materially are contained in the Company's 10-Qs and 10-Ks which are on file
with theSecurities and Exchange Commission.http://www.sec.gov
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Contact: Greg Cross, Extreme Networks Public Relations, +1-408-579-3483,
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