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Peak 10 names new CTO

Former Cisco executive Michael Fuhrman to lead research and development efforts

Peak 10 names new CTO
Fuhrman will oversee Peak 10's product and service strategy.

IT Infrastructure and cloud services provider Peak 10 said it has named Michael Fuhrman, a former Cisco executive with more than 20 years experience in threat defence and network security, as its new chief technology officer (CTO) tasked with overseeing the vendor's product and service strategy.

Fuhrman is also responsible for leading Peak 10's research and development (R&D) efforts, internal IT initiatives, positioning the company's growth trajectory and delivering innovative solutions to customers.

"The addition of Mike to our executive team is a calculated decision that better positions us to execute on our strategic initiatives, which include further refining and enhancing our product portfolio and implementing our expansion strategy," said David Jones, Peak 10 chairman and chief executive.

"Mike's track record of growing and delivering cloud and security services, bringing new products and solutions to market, and success with M&A integration will serve Peak 10 well as we take the next steps to grow our company and further improve on our customers' experience," he said.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Fuhrman, who joined Cisco in 1998 and left this past April, served as the networking giant's Security Services and Cloud Operations. He was responsible for Cisco's cloud services business, including cloud-delivered security intelligence, security SaaS offerings, the Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) suite, and a data centre operations team maintaining 22 data centres globally.

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