Gigamon appoints Shane Buckley as President and CEO
The company has appointed Shane Buckley as president and CEO, effective immediately. After 10 years, Paul Hooper is stepping down from the CEO role but will remain an active member of the Gigamon board of directors.
Buckley will lead the next evolution of Gigamon as the company invests in and seeks to lead the emerging deep observability market.
"As president and chief operating officer, Shane demonstrated his abilities as a world-class executive by co-leading the company through both highly successful quarters in parallel with navigating the challenges of the global pandemic," Gigamon outgoing CEO Paul Hooper says.
"I am confident in passing the torch to Shane as I believe this marks an appropriate time for a transition in leadership as the company embarks on its next growth phase. I am leaving the company in good hands with a trusted, proven leader and friend."
Buckley has served as the President and COO at Gigamon for four years and has expanded the company's business and markets worldwide. Buckley's experience in creating new market categories, such as creating the wide-area network (WAN) optimisation category, is invaluable as Gigamon expands its deep observability offerings.
"Enterprises are quickly shifting towards hybrid and multi-cloud deployments to accelerate digital transformation initiatives, but, unfortunately, they must contend with an ever-more dangerous threat landscape," Buckley says.
"I look forward to entering this new phase of growth focused on addressing the evolving requirements of our customers by investing in the deep observability solutions required to achieve the full agility of a resilient digital infrastructure without risk."