Brocade Appoints John McHugh As VP, Chief Marketing Officer

Brocade today announced that it named John McHugh as vice president and chief marketing officer (CMO), responsible for the company’s global marketing and strategic alliance strategies.

McHugh will report directly to CEO, Michael Klayko.

McHugh has almost 30 years of expertise and experience in the networking industry, driving innovation and profitability for a number of large companies. As part of his 26-year career at HP, McHugh held a variety of executive management positions including vice president and worldwide general manager of HP ProCurve Networking, building it from a start-up to a $1 billion plus business.

During his tenure, he was responsible for global operations, strategic and tactical planning and business development. In 2005 the editors at Network World named McHugh as one of the “Top 50 Most Powerful People”. Network World praised McHugh for a number of accomplishments, most notably “for his well-rounded enterprise strategy, which encompasses convergence, wireless LANs, WAN access and more.”

More recently, McHugh was vice president and general manager of Nortel Networks’ Enterprise Network Solutions business unit, where he was responsible for the technology vision, R&D and business operations. McHugh drove the successful divesture of this business unit as an intact and profitable asset. Prior to Nortel, McHugh was with SilverLake Partners where he worked on M&A activity, and technology and company evaluations.

McHugh holds a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana.

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