Xirrus Appoints Steven Wastie as Chief Marketing Officer

Thousand Oaks, CA, July 01, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Xirrus®, the leader in high-performance wireless networks, today announced the appointment of Steven Wastie as Chief Marketing Officer. In this executive management role, Mr. Wastie will be responsible for leading global marketing and product management activities and will work with the executive team to support and drive the company’s overall strategy and growth plans.

“We are excited to have Steven join our seasoned leadership team, as he shares our enthusiasm for product excellence, unparalleled customer service, and strong team building,” said Dirk Gates, Founder and CEO at Xirrus. “Steven will undoubtedly enable us to drive marketing excellence in the wireless networking space, helping us accelerate our growth in this exploding market opportunity.”

“With the recent wave of smart phones, tablets, and other mobile devices hitting the marketplace, end users and the industry are demanding high-performance, high-density wireless networking,” said Mr. Wastie. “Xirrus was founded on this premise and has been executing against this vision for several years. With the unique Wi-Fi Array architecture, Xirrus has set the bar for mobile device access to the cloud and I’m pleased to be a part of this visionary and innovative team.”

Mr. Wastie is a greatly respected senior executive with global marketing and business development experience in highly competitive markets. His consistent track record of growing successful businesses and building teams will enable Xirrus to further develop new product offerings and expand into new markets and geographies.

Prior to joining Xirrus, Mr. Wastie held various senior management positions, including Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at iPass, Vice President of Worldwide Enterprise and Managed Services Marketing at Juniper Networks, Vice President and General Manager at Inktomi, along with marketing and product management positions at Netscape and AT&T Online Services.

Steven holds a BA (Honors) in Business Studies and Marketing from London Guildhall University in the UK.

About Xirrus
Xirrus is the leader in high performance wireless networking. The enterprise-grade Xirrus Wi-Fi Array enables wireless connectivity for small businesses to the Fortune 500. Headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA, Xirrus is a privately held company that designs and manufactures its family of wireless products in the USA. For more information, visit www.xirrus.com.

Media Contacts:
John Merrill, Xirrus

Kim Gengler, Horn Group for Xirrus

John Merrill