Big Switch Networks, a provider of hyperscale networking to data centers worldwide, has appointed Mike Hoffman as Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Chief Revenue Officer. Most recently, Mr. Hoffman held the role of EVP of Sales and Marketing at cyber security startup Datiphy. Prior to Datiphy, Hoffman spent more than six years at Gigamon, where the majority of his tenure was as Vice President of Worldwide Sales.
Mike Hoffman joins Big Switch with extensive experience in driving growth and capturing market share in disruptive and highly complex industries. During his time with Gigamon he was instrumental in growing revenues from $20M to $140M and was integral to the company’s 2013 IPO.
“I am pleased to welcome Mike to the Big Switch team,” said Douglas Murray, CEO, Big Switch Networks. “Mike joins us at a critical time in our evolution. He has a proven track record and is not only well-versed in global market share capture, but also channel strategy, both key to the continued growth and expansion of our company.”
Gulf War Veteran
Mr. Hoffman is a Gulf War Veteran, having begun his career with the U.S. Navy, where he served for eight years. During his active duty Hoffman was assigned to the Advanced Electronics Field and later served as an instructor in the Navy’s Combat Systems Technical Schools Command, where he developed curriculum and taught Navy and Marine personnel.
During his time with the U.S. Navy, Hoffman was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal by the Secretary of the Navy, and received Letters of Commendation from both the Secretary of the Navy and Carrier Group Commander.
“I’m thrilled to join Big Switch at a pivotal time and to play an integral role in the next phase of the company’s growth,” said Mike Hoffman, the new Vice President of Worldwide Sales & CRO, Big Switch Networks. “Big Switch has caught the attention of the industry and I jumped at the opportunity to use my experience to help the company develop new revenue opportunities through geographic and channel expansion and strategic leadership.”
In early 2016, Big Switch announced $48.5M Series C funding which included participation from both new and existing investors. Big Switch now has multiple customer deals in excess of $1M+. The company’s customers are based across the U.S., APAC and EMEA regions, in verticals including tech, financial services, government, telecom, and higher education.
Big Switch Networks’ customers include Verizon, the U.S. Federal Government, Intuit, Clemson University, CleanSafeCloud, U2 Cloud, 10 of the 15 largest telcos in the world, multiple global financial services firms, media companies, and a Fortune 5 oil & gas company.