Todd Rulon-Miller Joins Aerohive Board of Directors
Former Netscape Senior VP Brings Expertise to Wireless LAN Pioneer
SANTA CLARA, Calif., November 11, 2009 — Aerohive Networks, creators of the award-winning cooperative wireless LAN (WLAN) architecture, announced today that Todd Rulon-Miller has joined the company's board of directors. Rulon-Miller, formerly senior vice president of worldwide sales and services at Netscape Communications, is a founding partner at Apogee Venture Group, an early stage venture investment and consulting firm. More information about Aerohive Networks, including biographies of the entire board of directors, is available at www.aerohive.com.
"Aerohive is one of those special companies that brings together the key ingredients needed for a breakthrough business opportunity - disruptive technology, large market opportunity, and a world-class team with intense customer focus and great execution," said Rulon-Miller. "With an award-winning technology and a growing customer base, Aerohive is presenting a significant challenge to established networking vendors. I'm excited to be working with the Aerohive team to help this pioneering company to realize its full potential."
During his time at Netscape, Rulon-Miller built the company's sales team to 800 employees operating in more than 30 countries and grew the company from its pre-revenue stage to a more than $600 million annual run-rate. In August, 1995, Netscape completed the then-most-successful initial public offering on the NASDAQ.
Since then, Rulon-Miller has served on the boards of multiple technology companies, including Active Software (acquired by WebMethods), Icarian (acquired by Workstream), KnowHow, Oblix (acquired by Oracle), and WebSentric AG. He also served on the marketing advisory board of Epiphany, Inc. during the company's initial public offering on the NASDAQ. Prior to his role at Netscape, Rulon-Miller served in executive roles at First Data Resources, IBM, NeXT, Software Alliance, and Tandem Computers. He holds a bachelor's degree from Princeton University.
"Todd is widely respected in the industry and has outstanding experience building and scaling sales teams," said David Flynn, chief executive officer, Aerohive. "His experience and insight will be great assets as we expand our global salesforce and channel. I look forward to working together."
About Aerohive Networks
Aerohive unleashes the potential of enterprise Wi-Fi, enabling customers to stop buying copper, to move applications to the air, and to maximize workforce productivity. The company's award-winning cooperative architecture eliminates costly controllers, saving money and providing unprecedented resiliency, up to 10X better application performance, and an opportunity to start small and expand without limitations. Aerohive was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. The company's investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Northern Light Venture Capital. For more information, please visit www.aerohive.com or call 408-510-6100.