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Big Switch appoints Perugini to boost global channel business

US-based date centre networking company Big Switch Networks has appointed a new head of its worldwide channels business as it looks to drive expansion globally.

Networking industry veteran Claudio Perugini has been appointed vice-president, Worldwide Channels.

Perugini has extensive channel and sales experience in the networking industry spanning more than 30 years, most recently as executive vice-president, Worldwide Sales at LightCyber, a company acquired by Palo Alto Networks in February this year.

Prior to LightCyber, Perugini spent nearly five years at Gigamon as vice-president of Sales, Americas.

He began his career as a founding member at Fluke Networks, a division of Danaher, where he spent more than 25 years.

Mike Hoffman, vice-president of Worldwide Sales and chief revenue officer, said Perugini brings channel expertise, leadership experience and a proven track record in sales and channel strategy to Big Switch, “and I look forward to partnering with him as we continue to scale our global GTM efforts”.

“Claudio is uniquely qualified to expand our global channel programme to support continued growth at Big Switch,” said Susheel Chitre, vice-president of Business Development, Big Switch.

“He will play a meaningful role at Big Switch as we expand our programs to further support our global customer base with differentiated technology and choice that will enable transformation of legacy data centres.”


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Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).


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