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XtremIO and EMC Veteran Brings Hyper-Growth Expertise to Lead SD-WAN Pioneer’s Rapid Growth Into New Markets

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – March 15, 2016 – CloudGenix, the software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) leader, today announced that Matt Hickey has joined the executive team as Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Hickey’s career includes a decade at EMC, where, most recently, he built and led a team that grew EMC’s XtremIO revenue from zero to $300 million in 24 months. As Vice President of Worldwide Sales, he will play an instrumental role as the company meets the exploding global demand for CloudGenix SD-WAN.

“CloudGenix’s revolutionary application-defined approach to building networks is one of the most transformative changes for WANs,” said Hickey. “The feedback from customers is that the shift from routers to CloudGenix’s application-defined fabric is even more impactful than the shift from spinning drives to flash was in storage. I’m excited to be on the front lines of this market shift, helping customers migrate to the cloud while gaining the cost and performance benefits that only CloudGenix SD-WAN delivers.”

Record-setting sales growth and strong leadership have been the hallmarks of Hickey’s career. Prior to his latest role as senior director of sales at EMC, Hickey served as sales manager, where he was key in the success of EMC’s Data Domain and Avamar data protection products, consistently exceeding revenue goals. Hickey was also successful in core enterprise sales, where he was responsible for all EMC products and services across storage, data protection, virtualization and security.

“Today’s business trends reflect widespread adoption of the cloud, virtualization and mobile — all technologies whose benefits are diminished with the limitations of hardware-based WANs,” said Kumar Ramachandran, CEO and co-founder of CloudGenix. “With our application-defined networking model, CloudGenix SD-WAN delivers direct cloud access, elimination of proprietary hardware, and 50 percent to 70 percent reduced WAN costs. With Matt’s hyper-growth expertise, we look forward to continuing to rapidly grow our global reach to serve the high demand for CloudGenix products.”

About CloudGenix
CloudGenix ( is the software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) leader, revolutionizing networking by transforming legacy WANs into a radically simplified, secure, application-defined fabric and virtualizing heterogeneous underlying transports into a unified hybrid WAN. Enabling application-specific, service-level agreements (SLAs), CloudGenix controls network application performance based upon application-performance SLAs and business priority. CloudGenix ION (Instant-On Network) radically simplifies how WANs are designed and managed, enabling customers to build “Networks without Networking” and achieve more than twice the performance at less than half the cost – leading to a much faster time-to-value once deployed – and extending datacenter-class security to the network edge. Founded in 2013 by a team that has previously delivered industry-leading products in networking, SDN, cloud, security and web-scale applications, CloudGenix serves world-class financial services, legal, retail and technology organizations. The company is backed by Bain Capital Ventures, Charles River Ventures and the Mayfield Fund and has headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

Rebecca Salie
CloudGenix Senior Director Marketing

Ivy Chen

BOCA Communications Account Supervisor