Forward Networks Names Denis Maynard as its New Chief Revenue Officer

Palo Alto, California – February 20, 2019 – Forward Networks, the industry leader in network assurance and intent-based verification, today announced the addition of Denis Maynard as its Chief Revenue Officer. In his new role at Forward Networks, Denis will be tasked with leading the company’s global sales efforts, while driving growth and revenue acceleration.

“We are pleased to have an industry veteran like Denis join Forward Networks and bring a key set of skills to our management team,” said David Erickson, CEO and co-founder, Forward Networks. “We have immense confidence in Denis and look forward to the next phase in our company’s growth.”

Denis brings more than 30 years’ experience as a CRO and global sales leader with a wealth of experience managing multiple enterprise sales teams within direct, indirect and OEM sales models. Before joining Forward Networks, Denis served as a Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer at Couchbase and as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at fast-growing companies, including Illumio, Ruckus Wireless, Omneon and QLogic. He also served at the Director of Worldwide Field Operations and was a Sales Operations Director at Cisco Systems.

“As more large enterprises consider the use of intent-based networking (IBN), I am excited to join Forward Networks at a time where IBN is on the rise and projected to go mainstream in 2020,” said Denis Maynard, Chief Revenue Officer, Forward Networks. “Our platform has proven to be essential to simplifying operations and improving the reliability of some of the most complex networks in the world.  We look forward to the journey of helping our customers through this IBN transformation and accelerating our business.”

About Forward Networks

Forward Networks provides a robust network assurance and verification platform to reduce business risk and improve network operations. By enabling network and applications teams to verify intent and predict network behavior, Forward’s solution brings the benefits of intent-based networking to large enterprises: agility, predictability, and scalability.

Forward Networks was founded in 2013 by four Stanford Ph.D. graduates and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. Investors include Andreessen Horowitz, DFJ, and A.Capital. For more information, visit forwardnetworks.com.

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Lisa Garvey, VP Marketing
Forward Networks
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