SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc., (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced that it has appointed industry veteran Mimi Gigoux as senior vice president of Human Resources (HR). In this position, she will be responsible for building and strengthening Extreme Networks' global HR organization to support the company's growth and innovation.
A proven executive, Gigoux brings over 25 years of HR management experience, employee development and recruitment, and internal communications to Extreme Networks. She has served in HR management roles at leading companies, including Aviat Networks, RedBack Networks, Cisco Systems, Kalpana and Apple.
"Mimi's track record of leadership within the networking and high-tech industry, her diverse experience in HR and her contributions to employee development make her a valuable addition to Extreme Networks' management team," said Oscar Rodriguez, president and CEO of Extreme Networks. "As we transition the company to deliver solutions that meet the needs of the increasingly mobile world, Mimi can foster and develop an innovative and cohesive workforce."
Prior to Extreme Networks, Gigoux served as chief human resources officer and senior vice president of Aviat Networks, where she led its worldwide HR organization. Prior to Aviat, she served at leading networking companies including as vice president of HR at Redback Networks, where she led major organizational changes to address its rapid expansion and subsequent acquisition by Ericsson.
Earlier in her career, Gigoux held key HR leadership roles while at Cisco Systems, leading HR programs for several Cisco business units, including facilities, finance, legal, global alliances and business development, and also serving as an internal consultant for organizational change management. While there, she led the process to successfully integrate over 8,000 employees from 73 companies acquired by Cisco.
About Extreme Networks, Inc.
Extreme Networks delivers networks for the mobile world. The company's open network solutions enable a quality user experience, providing a platform for improved business agility. From the converged mobile edge of enterprises to virtualized clouds, and from data centers to global carrier networks that backhaul mobile traffic, Extreme Networks' extensible services architecture helps set a foundation for mobility, user awareness and faster performance to empower people and machines to connect and move seamlessly. Extreme Networks is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. For more information, visit: www.extremenetworks.com
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