MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AirTight® Networks, the leader in secure controller-less cloud Wi-Fi solutions, today announced the hiring of Kevin S. McCauley as Director, Retail Market Development. McCauley joins AirTight from Yum! Brands, Inc. the world's largest fast-food restaurant company, licensing and operating well-known global brands such as KFC™, Taco Bell®, and Pizza Hut®. As Manager of IT Infrastructure for restaurant network engineering and data center services and facilities, McCauley was responsible for more than 17,000 domestic store locations and led their Future Store Network Architecture and Platform initiative for eliminating network outages, increasing security, and adding new capabilities, such as guest Wi-Fi services at retail operations.
McCauley will use his deep knowledge of retail IT operations to help AirTight develop richer and broader relationships with its growing roster of retail market clients and the channel partners and network providers who serve them. "Our philosophy from the start has been to collaborate with our customers to build solutions that meet real needs or opportunities for their business," said David King, Chairman and CEO of AirTight. "As a customer, Kevin was instrumental in helping us develop some of the core solutions that are differentiating us in the marketplace, so we are naturally delighted that he has chosen to join our team to promote that work and continue in this new capacity."
McCauley has strong confidence in AirTight's go-forward prospects as the world's premier cloud Wi-Fi solutions provider. "The entire team, from leadership on down, is very customer focused, driven to deliver, and they meet their commitments," said McCauley. "Cloud technology and analytics coupled with bulletproof wireless security is something other vendors simply don't have. It's a key differentiator, and I'm excited to have the opportunity to show retailers how this will benefit them from both an IT and business perspective."
Along with his market development duties, McCauley will be helping AirTight scale its global operations as it prepares for growth. "I have often been asked, 'how do you sleep at night knowing you have 17,000 locations to take care of," reflected McCauley. "I figure if I can do a hundred, I can do a thousand. If I can do a thousand, I can do five thousand, and so on. It's all about building repeatable processes and managing things to core accountabilities. So, from an ops standpoint, I guess you could say I have some experience in this area."
McCauley reports to Jack Torgow, VP of Global Field Operations.
About AirTight Networks
AirTight Networks is the global leader in secure Cloud Wi-Fi solutions. The company's award winning family of products and cloud services brings together a true carrier-class multi-tenant cloud architecture, breakthroughs in Wi-Fi analytics, manageability, ease-of-deployment and cost-effectiveness, as well as AirTight's longtime top-rated WIPS technology. AirTight's global customer base consists of leading enterprises in the government, financial, technology/telecom, manufacturing, health care, retail and hospitality sectors. For more information, please visit us at: www.airtightnetworks.com, or follow us on Twitter @AirTight.
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