Aerohive Networks Hires Vice President of Business Development to Build Strategic Partnerships and Further Accelerate Growth
SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 24, 2011 - Aerohive Networks, the pioneer in controller-less Wi-Fi and cloud-enabled networking, today announced that it has hired Bill Hoppin as Vice President of Business Development responsible for strategic and partner relationships.
- Prior to joining Aerohive, Hoppin was VP of sales and business development at Audience a leading supplier of voice processor chips for the mobile market where he built and managed sales and support growing the business from pre-product to tens of millions in quarterly revenue in less than four years engaging leading customers such as Sharp, Panasonic, Samsung, LG, Pantech, HTC, Compalcom, Foxconn, and HP/Palm.
- Prior to Audience Hoppin was VP of Sales & Marketing at Wi-Fi video module supplier Adimos, where he drove numerous strategic design wins, as well as at high-speed interconnect supplier Accelerant Networks, where he re-aligned the product offering, gained key design wins, supporting a successful acquisition by Synopsys.
- As VP of Sales & Marketing at Celeritek, a leading provider of power amplifiers for mobile terminals, Hoppin built a 60-person sales team and drove revenues to triple in 2001 to $130 million supporting a successful IPO and secondary offering.
- Hoppin holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, and is the author of numerous articles on wireless and data communications.
“The rapid customer adoption of Aerohive's next generation wireless solution has created many opportunities to partner and expand our presence – both by developing joint product solutions and by adding strategic channels to our go to market engine,” said David Flynn, CEO, Aerohive Networks. “Bill has a proven track record of building partnerships that align disruptive technology with market need to create explosive growth. We are thrilled to have him join the Aerohive team and further accelerate our growth.”
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 www.aerohive.com, call us at 408-510-6100, follow us on Twitter @Aerohive, subscribe to our blog or become a fan on our Facebook page.