COPENHAGEN, Denmark, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — To improve its sales and marketing capabilities by creating a strong commercial focus, Napatech (OSE: NAPA) today announced the hire of two new senior vice presidents. Walther Johannessen has been selected for the role of SVP of Global Marketing, and Andrew Patterson will serve as SVP of Global Sales. To read more about them, visit http://www.napatech.com/about/profile/executives.
The two new executives bring international experience in their respective fields.
In his new role at Napatech, Johannessen will lead the company’s global marketing organization, with a focus on marketing strategy and activities designed to meet its growth ambitions.
Prior to Napatech, Johannessen served as director of EMEA marketing at Citrix. Before that, his 11 years at IBM covered a wide range of marketing positions. He brings the latest knowledge on modern marketing, a high degree of commercial savvy and a good balance between an analytical mindset and a hands-on approach.
Patterson will lead the company’s global sales and support organization, focusing on driving business directly, or by channels, as well as securing continued strong customer relationships.
Patterson was most recently the managing director of Complete Pixel in UAE for the past four years and drove substantial growth in an entrepreneurial environment during that period. Prior to Complete Pixel, he held a variety of executive positions within sales, business development and technical services in many different international companies.
Henrik Brill Jensen, CEO, Napatech said: “As a result of our strategic decision to enhance our sales and marketing, we have recruited two experienced leaders to head up the transformation of these departments. I am happy to welcome these two strong leaders to our executive team. Andrew’s ability to build and lead world-class sales organizations and Walther’s experience in creating global marketing within our defined industries will be invaluable as we continue to drive growth and expand internationally.”
Andrew Patterson, SVP of global sales, Napatech said: “I’m excited to bring my understanding of North American business culture to Napatech as we continue on our global trajectory. I look forward to leveraging my experience in international business in the ongoing work of building a world-class sales team to deliver on the company’s growth goals.”
Walther Johannessen, SVP of global marketing, Napatech said: “I am thrilled to join the Napatech team and I look forward to drawing upon my engineering background and real-world experience in high-tech marketing to articulate the relevance of Napatech solutions to an international audience.”
About Napatech Napatech is the world leader in accelerating network management and security applications. As data volume and complexity grow, the performance of these applications needs to stay ahead of the speed of networks in order to do their jobs. We make this possible, for even the most demanding financial, telecom, corporate and government networks. Now and in the future, we enable our customers’ applications to run faster than the networks they need to manage and protect.
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