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SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, announced that Pierre-Paul Allard has been named executive vice president and chief customer officer, reporting to chief executive officer, Rami Rahim. Mr. Allard will be responsible for charting Juniper's sales growth strategy and driving the strategic and operational elements of the Sales, Partners, Services and Support functions for the company. Mr. Allard will lead a global organization of more than 3,500 professionals that includes direct and indirect sales, systems engineering, advanced technologies and field operations.
"Pierre-Paul is an exemplary leader who has a strong history of strategic thinking as it relates to driving results and leading people to deliver a successful sales and customer experience. I'm excited for the opportunity that Pierre-Paul will bring to the company’s product strategy, while aligning to sales to deliver significant growth and recurring revenue in a highly competitive market," said Rami Rahim, CEO, Juniper Networks.
Mr. Allard brings more than 30 years of extensive experience in enterprise, software, cyber security and cloud solutions, with a proven ability to develop sales potential in new market areas. Prior to joining Juniper, Mr. Allard held senior leadership positions at a number of technology companies, including CheckPoint and Avaya. Prior to joining Avaya, Allard spent 19 years at Cisco, joining the company in 1993 to lead Cisco Canada (which he grew to $1 billion in revenue). He then moved into senior global leadership roles, first running enterprise marketing and then sales for the Industries segment, a $2.5 billion division. Prior to joining Cisco, Mr. Allard spent 12 years in various management roles at IBM.
“I am thrilled to join Juniper and be a part of the company’s continued progress of innovation and growth, and relentless focus on the customer. One of the biggest problems impeding customers’ collective progress is complexity. I plan to be extremely focused on addressing the need for simplicity and for solutions to help our customers fulfill critical transformation needs.”
- Pierre-Paul Allard, executive vice president and chief customer officer, Juniper Networks
Mr. Allard will be based out of the Juniper Networks’ corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale, California.
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