Gigamon Appoints Karl Van den Bergh as Chief Marketing Officer to Lead Next Growth Phase
Enterprise technology veteran joins executive team to drive global market expansion opportunities for the leading network visibility solution provider
SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gigamon Inc., the essential element of enterprise infrastructure, today announced the appointment of Karl Van den Bergh as its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). A seasoned technology industry leader, Van den Bergh most recently served as the CMO at DataStax, where he expanded the global marketing team and its contribution to corporate growth.
Van den Bergh is based at the Gigamon headquarters in Santa Clara, CA and has assumed leadership of global marketing initiatives during a critical inflection point in the industry. Cybersecurity is in the midst of a perfect storm. The democratization of malware has created a significant increase in the number of bad actors who are leveraging frameworks and malware that are easily rented or purchased off the dark web. At the same time, the speed at which data moves is making real-time threat detection and containment an increasingly challenging and futile exercise.
This shift in the threat landscape is driving a paradigm shift in how we perceive, deploy and embrace cybersecurity. Gigamon is the essential element of network infrastructure at more than 80 percent of Fortune 100 companies, who rely on it for the unprecedented network visibility and security required to combat this new paradigm.
“Karl has a strong track record of leading companies in dynamic markets, so we are excited to have him on board at this critical juncture in our industry,” said Shane Buckley, President and Chief Operating Officer of Gigamon. “He brings the ideal blend of market-driven focus, technical depth and flawless execution needed to reach the Global 5000 organizations facing these network infrastructure challenges.”
“Clear visibility into the vast amounts of data in motion across an enterprise’s network is core to any organization’s business transformation journey,” said Karl Van den Bergh, CMO, Gigamon. “I see a tremendous opportunity for Gigamon as the industry de facto platform for network visibility and security.”
Prior to DataStax, Van den Bergh was the General Manager of Cloud and Head of Product for TIBCO Analytics where he was responsible for the product and go-to-market execution for the top-selling analytics cloud service on the Amazon Web Services Marketplace. Van den Bergh joined TIBCO through the acquisition of Jaspersoft, where he was also General Manager for Cloud and Senior Vice President of Products.
Van den Bergh also held senior leadership roles at Kickfire and SAP prior to joining Jaspersoft and is a Board Member at iKydz. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Trinity College in Dublin and a master’s degree in Computer Science from Imperial College in London.
For more information on the Gigamon executive team, please visit the About Us section on our website.
Gigamon® is the recognized leader in network visibility solutions, delivering the powerful insights needed to see, secure and empower enterprise network. Our solutions accelerate threat detection and incident response times while empowering customers to maximize their infrastructure performance across physical, virtual and cloud networks. Since 2004 we have cultivated a global customer base which includes leading Service Providers, Government Agencies as well as Enterprise NetOps and SecOps teams from more than 80 percent of the Fortune 100. For the full story on how we can help reduce risk, complexity, and cost to meet your business needs, visit our website, follow our blog, and connect with us on your favorite social channels Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.