Jerry Karels

Senior Vice President, Global Sales

Jerry has held sales and sales leadership positions for a variety of companies in the network security and network infrastructure sectors. A 30-year veteran of the industry, Jerry has specialized in joining companies early in their development, helping them establish initial success and then building sustainable revenue growth.

Tipping Point, Netscreen (Juniper), Riverbed, Talari Networks, Extreme Networks and FORE Systems are among the market leaders for whom Jerry has worked. For both Tipping Point and Netscreen, he helped establish strategic partnerships with several large North American MSSPs, including AT&T, Verizon and Telus.

Jerry holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science Engineering from Texas A&M University, and an MBA from SMU.

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