Founder Al Burgio Appointed to New Role as Chief Strategy Officer
SANTA CLARA, CA – September 7, 2016 – Console, the enterprise software and interconnection company that is changing the way businesses directly connect to their customers, vendors and partners, announced today that Jef Graham has joined the company as Chairman and CEO, succeeding founder and former CEO, Al Burgio. Effective immediately, Burgio will take on the role of Console’s Chief Strategy Officer.
“I am very excited to be joining Console,” said Graham. “Al had the vision to see the cloud interconnect opportunity and he has built a great company. Console has an immense opportunity to be The Cloud Interconnect Company that enables enterprises to easily connect to their cloud apps in a secure, predictable and simple way. Our focus will be to continue to rapidly accelerate growth, and globally scale to deliver the demands of this new paradigm.”
Prior to joining Console, Graham served nine years as Chairman and CEO of RGB Networks Inc. From 2001 to 2005, Graham was Chairman and CEO of Peribit Networks Inc., a provider of wide area network optimization appliances that was acquired by Juniper Networks. Graham has also worked 15 years at Hewlett-Packard holding senior sales and marketing positions in the U.S. and Europe in both the hardware and software divisions. Jeff has served as a member of the board of Netgear since 2005.
Burgio founded Console in 2011 and has held the position of CEO since the company launched. He has led Console’s product innovation and global infrastructure expansion to more than 170 global points of presence across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Burgio has also facilitated multiple acquisitions and has proven the core concept of Console’s innovative platform. As the Chief Strategy Officer, Burgio will continue to drive Console’s vision and lead the company’s acquisition, research and ecosystem development strategies.
“I am thrilled to have Jef on board as our new Chairman and CEO,” said Burgio. “Console will benefit significantly from Jef’s extensive experience within the enterprise technology industry and managing businesses through hyper-growth. He is taking over the leadership position to scale Console into its next phase, grow our enterprise business and brand the company as the global leader in cloud interconnectivity.”
Console was founded in 2011 to change the way enterprises connect to their customers, vendors and partners. Console’s next generation interconnection platform enables any-to-any collaboration globally, for clouds, networks and enterprises. The Console platform provides enhanced network security, improved performance and faster business-to-business direct connections. For more information, visit www.console.to.
Console is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. The company has expanded its global interconnection footprint into more than 170 Points of Presence (PoPs) across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Console is privately held and investors include New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Formation 8, DOT Capital, AME Cloud Ventures and Drew Perkins.
Console is a trademark of Console Connect Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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