Palo Alto, CA – Nov 30, 2016 – SnapRoute Inc., the leading open source network stack provider, today announced that Joe Sexton has been appointed to the company’s board of directors. Sexton joins SnapRoute’s board as the company experiences rapid growth and expands across a broad range of notable, high profile customers.

Sexton was the president of AppDynamics, the leader in application intelligence for software-defined businesses, where he was responsible for all field operations including sales, marketing, business development and customer success. Under Sexton’s Leadership, AppDynamics experienced unprecedented Enterprise Software sales growth, which resulted in annual bookings growing more than ten times under his leadership. Prior to joining AppDynamics, Sexton held the role of executive vice president of worldwide sales at McAfee where he was responsible for $2.5 billion in annual sales and managed an organization of 2,000 people. Under his leadership, McAfee doubled its sales, resulting in a $7.7 billion acquisition by Intel in 2011. Sexton has also held executive sales positions at Mercury Interactive, EMC and CA Technologies. He currently is an Executive in Residence at Greylock Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners. He is also a Board of Director for Crowdstrike.

“We are thrilled to welcome Joe Sexton to the board of directors for SnapRoute as we continue to drive our mission of delivering the world’s most reliable network platform,” said Jason Forrester, founder and CEO of SnapRoute. “Sexton’s impressive background in building robust go-to-market businesses is a perfect complement to the incredible reception we have already gotten and will suit the business well as we continue to expand. Sexton’s appointment further accelerates SnapRoute’s rapid rise as we seek to help operators and business regain control of their infrastructure.”

The past six months have seen an overwhelming reception of SnapRoute’s flagship product, FlexSwitch, across multiple audiences including the open source community, very large enterprise customers, service providers, and industry analysts. Sexton’s appointment to the board comes at a time when the company continues to expand the capabilities of its micro-services based network stack, enabling a significant move away from a decades-old industry which has previously been defined by monolith solutions delivered by incumbent vendors. The launch of SnapRoute’s FlexSwitch marked a major shift in the way network software is delivered, completely decoupling network software from vendor hardware. By enabling customers to deploy a streamlined network operating system on any open hardware and any Linux distribution, SnapRoute is able to deliver to the broad market the same proven network architectural model that has been delivered at massive scale – providing customers with the fastest, most reliable, and most agile network available

“When I look across what solutions are available today for customers looking to deliver a reliable, truly impressive network that will be relevant in the next decade, there is clearly no vendor better positioned to drive the industry forward and unseat incumbents” said Joe Sexton.

“With the pressure put on organizations to move faster with zero tolerance for risk or network outages, SnapRoute is perfectly timed to deliver a network operating system that is aligned to today’s needs. Existing vendor solutions are burdened with decades of accumulated legacy commitments and are now unable to pivot to the API-driven, fully visible, fully modular networks now required to keep business running. FlexSwitch is the right network software positioned at the right time in the market and I could not be more thrilled to be joining the board.”

About SnapRoute, Inc.
SnapRoute is a leading provider of networking software delivered across open hardware with the same modular, API accessible architectural model currently running in the world’s most demanding networks. SnapRoute’s customers include some of the largest cloud and social media companies as well as several premier names in the financial services, telecommunications, retail, and technology sectors.

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