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Extreme ends CEO hunt after 10 months

Alex Scroxton

Almost a year after it bid farewell to former CEO Mark Canepa, Extreme Networks has hired networking vet and computer science expert Oscar Rodriguez as its new boss.

Acting CEO Bob Corey, who has kept the tiller steady for the past 10 months and yesterday announced improving sales figures and profits for the company's fiscal 2010, will return to his day-to-day duties as CFO.

Currently CEO of messaging, collaboration and mobility provider Movius Interactive, Rodriguez has also held the post of CMO at Alcatel-Lucent's Enterprise Business Group, CEO of MPLS, VPLS and Ethernet provider Riverstone Networks, and ran Nortel's Enterprise Solutions division at one time.

"Oscar joins Extreme Networks with exactly the right technology marketing and leadership experience," said board chair Gordon Stitt.

"We need someone with his background and relationships to help us explore new avenues to accelerate growth for Extreme Networks," he added.

Rodriguez takes up his new post on 23 August.


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