Juniper Networks Names John Morris as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations
SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 2008 -- Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today appointed John Morris to the position of executive vice president of worldwide field operations, with responsibility for heading Juniper’s global sales, services and channel organizations. Mr. Morris joins Juniper Networks from San Francisco-based pioneer of biometric payments Pay By Touch, where he served as president and chief executive officer. Mr. Morris joined Pay By Touch following a 23 year career with the IBM Corporation in which he served in a range of executive assignments, most recently as vice president and general manager of the Distribution Sector in the Americas region.
“We are very excited to have John join the Juniper executive leadership team,” said Scott Kriens, chairman and chief executive officer, Juniper Networks, Inc. “John brings a wealth of general management and sales expertise, with great experience in serving the world’s largest customers, and particularly those customers who rely on technological innovation and high performance to realize their business success.”
Mr. Morris succeeds Eddie Minshull, who as previously announced will remain with the company acting in an advisory capacity until the conclusion of the third fiscal quarter ending September 30, 2008. As a member of the Juniper executive management team reporting directly to Scott Kriens, Mr. Morris assumes full responsibility for leading the global field operations organizations and serving more than 30,000 Juniper customers around the world.
“I speak for all of Juniper in acknowledging our appreciation for Eddie’s numerous contributions to Juniper’s success over these last eight years, and with Eddie’s help over this transition and the ongoing support of his leadership team, we will continue our uninterrupted focus on the opportunities before us,” said Kriens.
Mr. Morris, 47, joins Juniper Networks from Pay By Touch, where from 2005 to 2008 he served in the roles of chief operating officer and chief executive officer respectively. Pay By Touch, a pioneer in biometric payment solutions, served more than four million customers, who could, at the swipe of a finger, conveniently pay for purchases and/or cash checks across a network of thousands of retail locations in the U.S., U.K. and Singapore. Over the course of 23 years, Mr. Morris served with the IBM Corporation in a range of senior leadership team assignments that included serving on IBM’s Global Marketing Council. Mr. Morris’s background at IBM includes work in global sales, marketing, and strategy, as well as extensive experience in the Asian theater. In his most recent assignment, Mr. Morris served as vice president and general manager, Distribution Sector, Americas, with responsibility for a revenue budget in excess of $4 billion USD (sales of hardware, software, consulting, outsourcing, services) and serving clients across the Americas in the retail, consumer goods, airline, hotel, shipping and gaming industries. Mr. Morris serves as vice chairman on the Board of Directors for ANMSoft, a private information technology service company headquartered in Mumbai, India and as a member of the Advisory Board for Smart Technology Services, a private information technology services company based in Chicago, Illinois.
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