Gigamon Appoints Chris Deardurff as Vice President, North America Sales

Leader of F5 America Sales to join Gigamon

09 Nov, 2015, 09:00 ET from Gigamon

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Gigamon Inc. (NYSE: GIMO), the leader in traffic visibility solutions, today announced that it has expanded its executive team with the appointment of industry veteran Chris Deardurff as Vice President of North America Sales.

"I am delighted to have Chris Deardurff join our successful team as his experience is a perfect match to lead the North American Sales team through our next phase of continued growth," said Helmut Wilke, SVP Worldwide Sales at Gigamon. "Aside from the skills and knowledge that he brings, Chris has the proven ability to scale a Sales organization, and I look forward to his contribution in this critical Sales leadership role."

Prior to joining Gigamon, Deardurff was the Senior Vice President of Sales, Americas at F5. Having risen through the ranks since 1998 at F5, Deardurff drove revenue to more than $700 million per year while managing an organization of over 500 people. During this time, he helped transform F5 from a $200 million company to a $1 billion industry leader.

"I look forward to joining Gigamon - a market leading, innovative and high-growth organization," said Deardurff. "I have a high degree of confidence that my past experience in combination with the Sales organization at Gigamon, we will be able to continue the results of the past and develop new revenue streams for the future."

Deardurff will start at Gigamon in mid-December.

Gigamon Gigamon (NYSE: GIMO) provides active visibility into physical and virtual network traffic, enabling stronger security and superior performance. Gigamon's Visibility Fabric and GigaSECURE®, the industry's first Security Delivery Platform, deliver advanced intelligence so that security, network and application performance management solutions in enterprise, government and service provider networks operate more efficiently and effectively. See more at www.gigamon.com, the Gigamon Blog, or follow Gigamon on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.

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