Ayla Networks Names Michel Maeso as VP Worldwide Sales

Ayla Networks Names Michel Maeso as VP Worldwide Sales 
Internet of Things Pioneer Taps Cloud and Mobile Technology Veteran
for Next Phase of Rapid Growth 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/23/13 --  Ayla Networks, a
technology pioneer that created the first complete end-to-end cloud
platform for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that it
has appointed Michel Maeso as Vice President of Worldwide Sales to
support and drive the company's rapidly growing customer base and new
business opportunities. 
Maeso will be responsible for all aspects of Ayla Networks' global
sales, field operations, revenue generation, customer engagement and
go to market strategy. As a part of his role, Maeso will also be
driving the company's channel strategy globally. 
Maeso joins the Ayla team with over 20 years of experience in sales
at cutting-edge technology companies, and has witnessed the early
rise and development of cloud, mobile, wireless and enterprise
software technologies. In the past ten years, Maeso has generated
significant shareholder value for companies such as July Systems,
Cotendo (acquired by Akamai: AKAM), VitalStream (acquired by
Internap: INAP), to name a few. His proven leadership will be
instrumental in introducing the company's solutions to the market and
defining the Ayla user experience. Maeso will report directly to Ayla
CEO, David Friedman. 
"Michel brings proven success selling cloud SaaS solutions into new
markets. His extensive experience makes him the perfect candidate for
Ayla, with his thorough understanding of our customers' needs and his
knowledge in building go-to-market strategies that deliver results,"
said David Friedman, CEO. "Michel is the ideal person to promote
Ayla's IoT platform solution and expand our business geographically
and strategically into rapidly growing market sectors."  
Ayla Networks officially launched earlier this year with $5.4 million
Series A funding, unveiling the Ayla Platform(TM) which allows
manufacturers to create a new generation of connected devices. Ayla
has forged an IoT ecosystem that includes leading chip manufacturers
such as Broadcom Corporation, STMicroelectronics, and Universal
Scientific Industrial Co (USI). The company is also collaborating
with SINA Corporation, one of China's biggest Int
ernet portals, to
bring connected devices to millions of users in China. The first
device that came out of the collaboration is the SINA Wi-Fi Weather
"It's very exciting to join such an accomplished team of
professionals here at Ayla, with an amazing track record of building
IoT technologies and solutions, from Amazon's Lab 126, Stanford
University, Cisco Cloud, ZeroG Wireless, and now Ayla," said Maeso.
"As a startup, this platform is already outperforming the competition
and bringing incredible capabilities to manufacturers around the
world. We are addressing and bringing together very compelling growth
trends -- Internet of Things, cloud connectivity, big data, and
mobile. I'm looking forward to Ayla ushering in a new era of smart
devices, smart homes, smart buildings, and smart cities." 
About Ayla Networks
 Ayla was founded to address the massive changes
that are needed to connect "things" to the Internet. The company has
developed an end-to-end platform that allows manufacturers and
service providers to turn home controls, HVAC, appliances, lighting
and other everyday products into intelligent devices that can collect
information, be managed remotely, or perform tasks automatically on
behalf of consumers and businesses. Headquartered in Sunnyvale,
Calif., the company has partnered with major electronics
manufacturers, leading venture capital firms and investors who share
this vision. For more information, contact Ayla Networks at
Press contact:
Sharon Chan
Eastwick Communications
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