Big Switch Networks Hires Industry Veteran Claudio Perugini As VP Worldwide Channels

Big Switch Networks, a globally operating data center networking company, has appointed Claudio Perugini as Vice President Worldwide Channels.

Claudio Perugini has extensive channel and sales experience in the networking industry, which spans more than 30 years. Most recently Mr. Perugini was EVP, Worldwide Sales at LightCyber (acquired by Palo Alto Networks, February 2017). Prior to LightCyber, Perugini spent nearly five years at Gigamon, as VP of Sales, Americas. Perugini began his career as a founding member at Fluke Networks, a division of Danaher, where he spent more than 25 years.

big switch networks“As a veteran of the networking industry I was incredibly impressed with the technology offerings in Big Switch Networks‘ portfolio, which enable customers to experience benefits that are not delivered via other solutions currently in the market,” said Claudio Perugini, VP of Worldwide Channel Sales, Big Switch Networks. “Given my 30-plus years in sales and sales management, my success has always been in working with the channel and partners. I look forward to growing the BSN channel program so that partners and end-users around the world can experience the flexibility, agility and intelligence of Big Switch’s next-gen products.”

At Gigamon, Perugini grew the Americas sales organization from a 6 person to an 85 person, multi-tier leadership team.

“Claudio is uniquely qualified to expand our global channel program to support continued growth at Big Switch,” said Susheel Chitre, VP of Business Development, Big Switch Networks. “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 centers.”

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