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He previously held a variety of leadership roles in sales and the channel at Cisco.

Edward Gately

March 4, 2016

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Extreme Networks Hires Cisco Channel Vet

**Editor’s Note: Click here to see which channel people were on the move in February.**

Networking services provider Extreme Networks on Friday announced the appointment of Cisco’s Gordon Mackintosh as senior director of worldwide partner program and sales business development.

Extreme Networks' Gordon MackintoshMackintosh will be responsible for the ongoing development of the Extreme Partner Network (EPN) to provide the company’s global partner ecosystem with new revenue streams and growth opportunities. He will identify and implement new sales and partner initiatives in support of the program’s strategic objectives.

Mackintosh previously held a variety of sales – and specifically, the channel – leadership roles at Cisco, where he developed go-to-market strategies for Catalyst Switching and was the head of distribution and SMB in the U.K. He was also involved in developing Cisco’s latest partner-led strategy.

“It’s perfect timing for Gordon to join our team following the recent enhancements to the Extreme Partner Network and our solutions-based go-to-market strategy late last year,” said Bob Gault, Extreme Networks’ executive vice president of worldwide sales, services and channels. “His extensive background in sales and channel leadership will bring our worldwide team unmatched guidance in our expanding channel efforts and I’m thrilled he’ll be a part of ensuring partner growth and success.”{ad}

Extreme Networks has more than 20,000 customers in more than 80 countries.

“I’m looking forward to joining the Extreme Networks team to drive growth by arming partners with leading solutions,” Mackintosh said. “Our commitment to partner profitability and product innovation is stronger than ever. We will identify new initiatives that will prompt greater partner success and customer satisfaction by leveraging our latest wireless and cloud solutions.”

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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