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Shane Buckley Succeeds Paul Hooper as Gigamon CEO

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Shane Buckley has been elevated to president and CEO of Gigamon, following Paul Hooper’s departure from the CEO role after 10 years of service.

As part of the executive shift, Buckley will lead the company’s new investment strategy, which aims to situate Gigamon as a leader in the emerging deep observability market, the Santa Clara, California-based company said Monday.

Buckley has served as president and chief operating officer of Gigamon for the past four years and is uniquely positioned to take on the new role after demonstrating his leadership capabilities throughout successful quarters and pandemic-related challenges alike, according to outgoing CEO Paul Hooper.

“I am confident in passing the torch to Shane as I believe this marks an appropriate time for a transition in leadership as the company embarks on its next growth phase,” Hooper commented. 

Throughout his decade of leadership, Hooper has been credited with establishing Gigamon as a key player in the network visibility and security solutions markets. Now, as the company transitions to a new strategic approach, Buckley will leverage his experience in creating new market categories to expand Gigamon’s deep observability, cloud and security offerings.

“Enterprises are quickly shifting toward hybrid and multi-cloud deployments to accelerate digital transformation initiatives but, unfortunately, they must contend with an ever-more dangerous threat landscape,” Buckley said. 

He added that he looks forward to helping address the evolving needs of Gigamon’s customers by “investing in the deep observability solutions required to achieve the full agility of a resilient digital infrastructure without risk.”

Before joining Gigamon, Buckley served as CEO of Xirrus for over five years and as president and CEO of Rohati Systems for two years.

Hooper will be transitioning to an active role on Gigamon’s board of directors.

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