Aerohive Networks Appoints Dr. Lin Jiang as Vice President of Technical Operations
Experienced Technology Executive Joins Innovative WLAN Company to Lead SaaS and Customer Support Initiatives
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 22, 2010 — Aerohive Networks, creators of the award-winning cooperative control wireless LAN (WLAN) architecture, announced today that Dr. Lin Jiang has joined the company as Vice President of Technical Operations. Jiang will report directly to Aerohive's CEO, David Flynn and will be responsible for all aspects of the company's Software as a Service (SaaS) Operations, Customer Support and IT/Business Systems. Before joining Aerohive, Jiang was Vice President of Technical Operations at Vobile.
"With the adoption of 802.11n, wireless has moved from a nice to have feature to business critical infrastructure," said David Flynn, Chief Executive Officer of Aerohive. "Lin's proven experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow our customer base and expand our HiveManager Online SaaS enterprise Wi-Fi management solution. HiveManager Online provides all the features and functionality of a behind-the-firewall wireless network management system (WNMS) without the installation, operation, and maintenance associated with a dedicated management server and at dramatically lower cost."
Prior to joining Aerohive, Jiang was the Vice President of Technical Operations at Vobile, Inc. where he was responsible for worldwide SaaS service delivery, global IT operation and technical support. He created Vobile's Technical Operations teams from the ground up and led the expansion of Vobile's video identification service infrastructure. Jiang has previously worked at Cisco/WebEx where he led the successful development and deployment of the global High-Availability (HA) system for WebEx online collaboration services. In addition, Jiang has held positions in software development, engineering management and technical operations at BroadVision, Lucent Technologies and Siemens. Jiang received a Ph.D. degree from the University of British Columbia in Canada.
"As I did my research on Aerohive and the WLAN market, it quickly became clear that the company was well beyond its competitors in solving the problems that have kept organizations from making the jump to wireless," said Dr. Lin Jiang, Vice President of Technical Operations, Aerohive Networks. "I'm looking forward to working with the company's proven leadership team to continue the steep growth path already underway."
Aerohive's cooperative control HiveAPs require no network controllers or overlay networks. Instead, software in the HiveAPs enables them to self-organize into groups called Hives. The result is a secure multi-service WLAN infrastructure able to support a vast array of wireless devices, application types and service levels, with faster client performance, wire-like resilience and lower capital and operational costs.
More information about Aerohive Networks, including biographies of the entire executive team, is available at www.aerohive.com.
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.