SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks Inc® ("Extreme") (Nasdaq: EXTR), a software-driven networking company, announced today that it has retained an executive search firm to recruit a new Chief Financial Officer and Drew Davies, the Company's current Chief Financial Officer, will leave the company to pursue a senior executive finance position outside of the networking industry. Matt Cleaver, Extreme's Vice President of Finance, will assume the role of interim CFO.
Ed Meyercord, President and Chief Executive Officer said, "I would like to thank Drew Davies for his contributions over the last two years, and we wish him the best in his future endeavors." Meyercord continued, "This gives us an opportunity to take a fresh look in the industry for a seasoned CFO with significant technology experience that aligns with our future vision. I am pleased Matt Cleaver will assume the role of interim CFO. He is a consummate team player with a strong command of our numbers and has a talented team in our finance organization to support him. Matt and team will ensure a smooth transition as we conduct a search for our next CFO."
Cleaver joined Extreme in 2012, and brings 19 years of experience in the areas of finance planning, accounting and internal auditing to the Company. Prior to Extreme, Cleaver served as Vice President, Finance & Controllership at Cree, Inc. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Master of Science degree in Accounting.
Extreme is also reaffirming its guidance for the fiscal first quarter ending on September 30, 2018 issued on August 8, 2018. Meyercord concluded, "We are confident in our fiscal first quarter guidance and continue to see strong wins in the market across our product portfolio, in cross-selling opportunities and within our targeted industry verticals in all of our geos, along with improved linearity."
About Extreme Networks
Extreme Networks, Inc. (EXTR) delivers software-driven solutions from the enterprise edge to the cloud that are agile, adaptive, and secure to enable digital transformation. Our 100% in-sourced services and support are number one in the industry. Even with 30,000 customers globally, including half of the Fortune 50 and some of the world's leading names in business, hospitality, retail, transportation and logistics, education, government, healthcare and manufacturing, we remain nimble and responsive to ensure customer and partner success. We call this Customer-Driven Networking™. Founded in 1996, Extreme is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, visit Extreme's website or call 1-888-257-3000.
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