Extreme Networks Appoints Kelley Steven-Waiss as Senior Vice President of Human Resources

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR), a leader in high performance networking, today announced the appointment of Kelley Steven-Waiss as senior vice president of human resources. Mrs. Waiss will be based at the company's headquarters in San Jose, California and oversee 1,600 employees globally. 

"Kelley has tremendous development skills, dynamic charisma and a global perspective that will be an asset to Extreme Networks as she helps shape our workforce for success," said Chuck Berger, president and CEO for Extreme Networks.

Mrs. Waiss has 20 years of executive management experience in human resources, change management, and corporate communications. She excels in aligning people and resources to meet business goals in addition to staff development and recruiting.  Waiss comes to Extreme Networks from Integrated Device Technology (IDT) where she served as vice president of worldwide human resources. Prior to IDT, Kelley was vice president, worldwide human resources for PMC-Sierra. She has also held executive management and consulting positions in large global consulting firms, public software and retail companies.

"There is an enormous opportunity at Extreme Networks to create a world-class organization that fosters collaboration and leverages talent across the Company culminating in a cohesive, winning environment," said Waiss. "Extreme Networks has the superior technology and people to make this a reality."

Waiss obtained her MA in human resources and organizational development from the University of San Francisco and a BA in journalism from the University of Arizona. 

About Extreme Networks
Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) is setting a new standard for superior customer experience by delivering network-powered innovation and market leading service and support. The company delivers high-performance switching and routing products for data center and core-to-edge networks, wired/wireless LAN access, and unified network management and control.  Our award-winning solutions include software-defined networking (SDN), cloud and high-density Wi-Fi, BYOD and enterprise mobility, identity access management and security.  Extreme Networks is headquartered in San Jose, CA and has more than 12,000 customers in over 80 countries.  For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.extremenetworks.com.

Extreme Networks, the Extreme Networks logo, and Purview are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other names are the property of their respective owners.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including without limitation statements as to features, performance, and benefits of Extreme Networks products, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date. Because such statements deal with future events, they are subject to risks and uncertainties, including network design and actual results of use of the product in different environments. We undertake no obligation to update the forward-looking information in this release. Other important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are contained in the Company's 10-Qs and 10-Ks which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. http://www.sec.gov.

Media Contacts:

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Extreme Networks
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Jennifer Grabowski
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SOURCE Extreme Networks, Inc.



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