SDN and NFV Thought Leader to Drive Marketing Activities

El Segundo, Calif., June 9, 2015 – ClearPath Networks, Inc. announced that Marc Cohn has joined ClearPath Networks as Senior Vice President of Marketing, responsible for ClearPath’s global marketing operations.

“Marc’s solid industry knowledge, SDN/NFV thought leadership, and proven marketing and product management track record strengthen ClearPath’s leadership position in the emerging Virtual CPE (vCPE) NFV market,” stated Cliff Young, ClearPath Networks CEO. Marc is an active participant in the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) community, serving on the senior leadership of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), where is the Market Area Director, the Silver Member board representative on the OpenDaylight Board of Directors, and an advisor the ETSI NFV ISG leadership. He also is a frequent contributor to the ETSI NFV and ONF Blogs, and the editor of the NFV Insider series on SDxCentral, one of the most popular NFV Blogs.

ONF Executive Director Dan Pitt commented “Marc Cohn, ONF’s Area Director for the Market Area, has helped elevate the visibility of ONF on a global basis, leading our Market Education initiatives for nearly three years. He has traveled the globe tirelessly to evangelize Open SDN since the inception of ONF, clearly articulating the value to customers of the technology. Marc is poised to be a valuable asset to the ClearPath Networks senior leadership, as he has already been to the SDN and NFV communities.” OpenDaylight Executive Director Neela Jacques commented “Marc Cohn has been a strong contributor to the OpenDaylight Board of Directors. He has been an effective advocate for the interests of our smaller members and invested significant energy on facilitating deeper collaboration with key organizations such as ETSI and the ONF. ClearPath Networks is fortunate to capitalize on his energy, commitment, and business savvy as the company progresses.”

On June 15, Marc will Chair the ONF Market Opportunities Tutorial at the Open Networking Summit in Santa Clara. Marc recently organized ONF/SDN Workshops for the Layer123 SDN & OpenFlow APAC Congress, and LightReading Big Telecom Event.

Marc Cohn joined ClearPath Networks from Ciena Corporation, where he was a significant contributor to Ciena’s SDN strategy and thought leadership, resulting in the formation of the Agility SDN/NFV Software Business Unit. He also held senior marketing and product management roles at IP Infusion, Amdocs, Lucent Technologies.

News Highlights

  • Marc Cohn will assume the role of SVP Marketing
  • Cohn’s responsibilities include world-wide marketing operations, brand enhancement, and corporate communications
  • Cohn will also maintain his senior leadership roles in the Open Networking Foundation, OpenDaylight Open Source project, and ETSI NFV ISG leadership.
About ClearPath Networks

ClearPath Networks is a pioneer in cloud managed networking and a visionary leader in distributed virtual network function lifecycle management for network operators globally. Founded in 2002, and headquartered in California, ClearPath’s NFV-based Virtual Services Platform (VSP) enables mobile, fixed, and cloud operators to overcome traditional CAPEX, OPEX and system barriers that inhibit service innovation and competitive differentiation.

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