Aerohive Networks Hires Senior Wi-Fi Architect to Help Spread the Word

Sunnyvale, Calif. —June 14, 2011 — Aerohive Networks, the pioneer in controller-less Wi-Fi and cloud-enabled networking, today announced that it has hired Wi-Fi industry luminary, Keith Parsonsas Senior Wi-Fi Architect. Parsons brings over 20 years of networking experience to Aerohive along with a plethora of other talents including technical presenter, consultant, teacher, and author.                                                            

News Facts

  • A gifted presenter, Keith Parsons is known for his wit and broad technical expertise. He holds 54 technical certifications (9 Wireless) and has earned an MBA from the Marriott School of Management. He is author (or editor) of 30+ technical publications and has developed seven technical certification programs. Keith is on the CWNP and CWNE Advisory Boards – and is CWNE #3.
  • Keith Parsons has developed and delivered Hands-On Technology training to thousands of individuals worldwide for Fortune 100 companies, including IBM, Microsoft, VeriSign, Novell, and many others. Though qualified to teach a wide variety of network certifications, for the past 10 years Keith has focused on Wireless LANs, both in providing high-quality customized training as well as WLAN consulting with a variety of global corporations.
  • Keith’s many responsibilities at Aerohive will include supporting Aerohive’s global sales team and channel, speaking at channel, customer, and industry events, blogging and writing white papers and other Aerohive collateral.
  • Follow Keith Parsons on Twitter @KeithRParsons


“Keith and I have worked on and off together over the past 10 years, since the beginning of Wi-Fi,” said Devin Akin, Chief Wi-Fi Architect, Aerohive Networks. “Keith is one of the Wi-Fi industry's finest and one of the most notable Wi-Fi engineers, speakers, authors, teachers, and entrepreneurs. We are indeed lucky to have him on our team.”

About Aerohive Networks

Aerohive Networks reduces the cost and complexity of today’s networks with cloud-enabled, distributed Wi-Fi and routing solutions for enterprises and medium sized companies including branch offices and teleworkers. Aerohive’s award-winning cooperative control Wi-Fi architecture, public or private cloud-enabled network management, routing and VPN solutions eliminate costly controllers and single points of failure. This gives its customers mission critical reliability with granular security and policy enforcement and the ability to start small and expand without limitations. Aerohive was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. The company's investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Northern Light Venture Capital and New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA). For more information, please visit, call us at 408-510-6100, follow us on Twitter @Aerohive, subscribe to our blogor become a fan on our Facebook page.