F5 appoints new head of worldwide sales
John DiLullo previously worked for Aruba, Avaya and Cisco
IT secuity appliances vendor F5 Networks, has appointed John DiLullo to lead its worldwide sales organisation.
As an executive vice president reporting to the CEO, DiLullo is responsible for overseeing the company's sales and channel strategy as F5 expands into the growth areas of application security, service provider solutions and cloud application deployment.
The company said DiLullo's appointment is effective from August 31 and he will be be based at F5's Seattle headquarters.
"F5 has grown far beyond its hardware roots into a company delivering hybrid application services on-premises, in the cloud and as a service," said Manny Rivelo, president and CEO of F5 Networks. "Our biggest growth opportunities are still ahead of us. We are excited to have someone with John's experience in market expansion, channel management, and global networking sales join the team. With John's leadership, we will continue to evolve our sales force to better serve our customers' needs while maintaining the level of great service they've come to expect from F5."
DiLullo brings to F5 over 25 years of experience in global business, sales, market and channel development, operations, and team management.
Prior to joining F5, he ran the Worldwide Sales and Services team at Aruba Networks, through their acquisition by Hewlett-Packard. Before that he had roles Avaya Communications and Cisco Systems.