F5 Networks Inc. (FFIV) has announced the appointment of Gary Abad to vice president of North America channel sales. In this role, Abad will drive F5’s regional sales partnership efforts and programs in support of F5’s global channel strategy.
An accomplished sales management leader, Abad brings more than 20 years of experience in the technology sector to his new role. Prior to joining F5, he served as vice president of channel sales for the Americas at Polycom Inc. He also has held sales management and business development positions at companies such as Novell and Symbol Technologies (acquired by Motorola).
“F5 is proud to welcome Gary to the team,” said Dean Darwin, vice president of worldwide channel sales at F5. “As an experienced sales leader, he has the skill set necessary to develop and deliver channel initiatives that resonate with partner communities and customers alike. With Gary’s history of success, we have every confidence in his ability to lead our North America team, and we look forward to his contributions to F5’s worldwide channel objectives as well.”