(Gawkwire) – SCALABLE Network Technologies, Inc. (SCALABLE), the leader in network virtualization technology for planning, testing and training, announced today that Jim Zierick has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Zierick will lead the expansion of SCALABLE’s technology for increasing performance, availability and cyber resiliency in mission-critical mobile wireless military networks into the commercial enterprise marketplace. With over 30 years of experience in operating and growing technology companies providing enterprise-class products, he has a successful track record of recognizing emerging market trends and responding with highly competitive solutions.
“Wireless connectivity has moved from being simply a convenient infrastructure alternative in the enterprise to being a business imperative for real-time access to voice, video and data by highly mobile personnel and customers,” stated Jim Zierick, the new SCALABLE CEO. “Healthcare facilities, financial trading environments, mass transit systems and many other business segments now rely heavily on wireless communications. Critical infrastructure and industrial operations depend on uninterrupted access to sensor data and distributed control systems. I see tremendous opportunities in leveraging SCALABLE’s outstanding technology into both our current military markets and exciting new business areas.”
“We are extremely pleased to have found a leader of Jim’s caliber to help us manage the next phase of SCALABLE’s growth,” stated Rajive Bagrodia, SCALABLE founder and CTO. “Over 14 years ago, DARPA recognized the importance of high performance wireless for the tactical battlefield and supported the transition of our core technology out of the research lab and into the field. While we will continue to deliver innovative solutions to our government customers, taking the next step into business-critical environments is a natural evolution of our expertise.”
Prior to joining SCALABLE, Zierick served as a Managing Director of the Newport Board Group, a leading middle market consulting firm. He previously served as the EVP of Product Operations for Beyond Trust, a provider of security software to help large enterprises and financial institutions deal with the threat from IT insiders, CEO of Nirvanix, a developer of enterprise cloud storage, CEO of LogicalApps, a provider Governance, Risk and Compliance management software for Oracle ERP systems, and EVP of Field Operations for Peregrine Systems, a $200 million provider of IT service and asset management software. Earlier, as a partner at McKinsey & Company for 13 years, Zierick helped lead the Southern California technology and operational effectiveness practices.
Zierick received his MBA from Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and Bachelors of Engineering degree from Dartmouth College.
About SCALABLE Network Technologies
Based in Culver City, California, SCALABLE provides network design and analysis tools and cyber training systems that enable customers to develop, test and deploy large, sophisticated enterprise and wireless networks and new communications equipment, and train personnel on cyber defense.
SCALABLE also provides specialized software solutions and engineering support services to major aerospace and defense contractors, the US Department of Defense, mobile network operators, research agencies and universities around the world.
More information on the company is available at scalable-networks.com.