AirTight Appoints Steven Glapa as Chief Marketing Officer to Build Engine for Growth
Wireless Industry Veteran to Lead Go-to-Market and Business Development Initiatives
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AirTight® Networks, a global provider of comprehensive cloud-managed Wi-Fi solutions, today announced the hiring of Steven Glapa as Chief Marketing Officer. Glapa will be responsible for the global structure, strategy, and execution of all aspects of AirTight's marketing efforts, with a tight focus on enhancing market presence to capitalize on the company's technology leadership and to accelerate growth.
"The Wi-Fi industry is at the very early stage of a whole new wave of development, driven by customer demand for solutions that go well beyond wireless access to include location, user analytics, social engagement, and reliable security, all within an easy-to-use cloud framework," noted David King, AirTight's Chairman and CEO. "Our solution meets that full spectrum of demand, and our customers love it. Our next steps are to spread the word and to build the channel to meet the exploding demand in this space. Steven's experience driving rapid growth for Ruckus in the last wave of Wi-Fi is a perfect fit with our needs in marketing leadership."
Glapa comes to AirTight with 15 years in telecom networking innovation, including senior management roles at Ruckus Wireless, where he led field marketing and business development efforts crucial to their past four years of 70% annual growth and successful IPO, as well as at Booz & Co., Lucent, ArrayComm, and Zhone.
"AirTight has been the hidden jewel of wireless," Glapa added. "The company has an unrivaled mix of product capabilities for what's next in Wi-Fi and fantastic customer traction, but it's been the industry's best-kept secret. Given a channel partner community hungry for new opportunities to add value on top of Wi-Fi for their customers, we expect to change that quickly."
This CMO appointment continues AirTight's strategy of enhancing their go-to-market team with key industry leaders, following the addition of evangelists Devin Akin and Andrew von Nagy last month (see links below).
Glapa holds an MBA in marketing from Columbia University and degrees in physics and engineering from Carleton College and George Washington University.
AirTight recently launched a free AP program to enable enterprises, tired of managing their complex WLAN solutions, to get a first-hand, fun experience with AirTight Cloud Wi-Fi. To find out more, visit:
About AirTight Networks
AirTight Networks is the global leader in comprehensive cloud Wi-Fi solutions. The company's award-winning family of products and cloud services combines a true carrier-class multitenant cloud architecture with breakthroughs in Wi-Fi location, user analytics, social engagement, manageability, ease of deployment, and cost effectiveness, as well as AirTight's longtime top-rated WIPS technology. AirTight's global customer base includes 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 @AirTight.
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