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Dirk Marichal

Marichal brings over 20 years of experience in the networking, security and datacenter industry. Prior to joining Avi Networks, Dirk was Vice President for EMEA & India at Nutanix. In his three years at Nutanix, Dirk grew business in his territory achieving the fastest growth and a run rate of over $150M. His region contributed over 25% of the global bookings for the company. Prior to Nutanix, Dirk was VP EMEA for Infoblox, where he was responsible for the strategy and development of the entire EMEA business. He helped establish Infoblox as a leader in network infrastructure automation market in EMEA, taking the company from its position as a relatively unknown startup to revenues in excess of 200 million, followed by a successful IPO in 2012. Prior to Infoblox, Dirk served on the management teams of Mobistar, Netscreen and Juniper Networks. Dirk holds a B.A. degree in Economics and International Business Administration from Antwerp University.

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Technology Innovation | Dirk Marichal's Thoughts on Avi Networks

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Posted on Jan 27, 2016 11:52:42 AM

My impressions after 1 month at Avi Networks I am a dyed-in-the-wool startup guy. I enjoy the journey of taking on innovative technologies that address clear customer pain points, growing the opportunity at a fast pace, and disrupting a legacy market that hasn’t seen much change in a long time. I did this at Nutanix, Infoblox, and many other companies before that. But picking the right startup company is not just a question of luck, it requires a few ingredients that can make the difference between success and failure. 
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Topics: Innovation, L4-L7 services

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