Enterprise Wi-Fi vendor Aerohive snags new VP, Americas Sales from Ruckus Wireless

Feb. 15, 2017
Prior to joining Aerohive, Ron Gill was vice president-Americas Enterprise Sales at Ruckus Wireless.

Enterprise Wi-Fi vendor Aerohive Networks (NYSE: HIVE) has announced the hiring of Ron Gill as its new vice president of Americas Sales, reporting to the company's senior vice president of Worldwide Field Operations Tom Wilburn.

Prior to joining Aerohive, Gill served in the role of vice president-Americas Enterprise Sales at Ruckus Wireless. In this position, Ron led the Ruckus sales effort in North America from March 2008 through fall of 2016. The Latin America region was added to his sales responsibilities for Ruckus in the summer of 2012. As recounted by an Aerohive press release, "Under Ron, the Ruckus team experienced great growth and success, which led to a successful public offering in 2012 and eventual purchase by Brocade in spring of 2016. Ron’s diverse go-to market experience is based on building high-growth, scalable, indirect sales teams and channel structures while driving direct touch with end customers."

Prior to his executive stint at Ruckus, Gill held similar senior sales leadership roles at Tropos Networks and Alvarion, Inc., and in the 1990s led worldwide sales for Asante Technologies. Gill is a graduate of San Diego State University with a B.S. degree in Marketing.

“Ron brings a deep understanding of the Wi-Fi market, channels and customers to our organization,” said David Flynn, chief executive officer, Aerohive Networks. “We are pleased to have such a respected industry veteran join Aerohive, and see this as another validation of our ability to attract top talent based on the strength of our architecture and market opportunity.”

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