Juniper Networks snaps up Kristian Kerr from Brocade

Juniper Networks has announced it has appointed Kristian Kerr as head of channel, alliances and commercial for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

In this role, Kerr is responsible for charting all aspects of channel and partner strategy, planning and operations across Juniper’s EMEA business.

“High-performance, secure, and automated networking is at the heart of successful business transformation via the cloud. This means Juniper’s virtualised and physical security, routing and switching portfolio is in a sweet spot of opportunity, so I feel I’m joining at a critical time to help take EMEA channel operations to a new level,” said Kristian Kerr.

“The company has always had a very strong partner-driven go-to-market model. Ultimately, it’s about delivering excellent business outcomes for our shared customers and achieving business growth for Juniper and our partners alike.”

With over 20 years’ experience, Kristian joins Juniper from Brocade Communications where he ran the EMEA partner organisation as a senior director. Prior to Brocade, he held roles at Verizon Enterprise Solutions Group and Cisco Systems.