Engineering Veteran Brings Design and Scale Expertise to Gigamon
Gigamon®, a leading provider of Traffic Visibility Networking solutions, announced today that David de Simone has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering. De Simone will oversee the teams responsible for product design and development, quality and worldwide support.
“We are delighted to have David join Gigamon and bring his technology and business acumen to the company,” said Ted Ho, co-founder and CEO of Gigamon. “David’s experience managing cross functional teams and driving improvement in every aspect from product scale to product quality will be a great asset to the company. Gigamon intelligent traffic visibility solutions are deployed by over 50% of the Fortune-100 companies, and having David on board will help ensure that Gigamon continues to deliver differentiated products and solutions that serve our customers around the world.”
De Simone was most recently senior vice president of product and technology at Blue Arc/Hitachi Data Systems where he was responsible for the R&D and the Office of the CTO and led a global team of approximately 125 developers. Prior to this, he was a senior vice president at Blue Coat Systems where he headed R&D, product and operations, overseeing its growth from a team of about 60 developers to a team of over 400 delivering solutions across multiple markets. Previously, De Simone was a vice president for platform engineering at Brocade Communications, vice president and director of engineering for Compaq and Tandem Computer Systems, and director of engineering, manufacturing and quality at MIPS Computer Systems. De Simone graduated with a BS in Engineering from the University of California, Davis with Highest Honors.
“Gigamon’s full suite of network traffic visibility solutions represents a critical and valuable component for infrastructure architects, engineers and operators. I am excited to lead the teams that are dedicated to creating and evolving the products that have made Gigamon a leader in this market,” said de Simone. “Gigamon’s customers depend upon the company’s technology to continue its legacy of innovative firsts, and I am committed to enhancing the design and development processes to further cement the company’s reputation for excellence in product quality.”