Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, has announced Carl Jefferys will lead its Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) business. Reporting to William Ho, Senior Vice President, ARRIS, Asia Pacific and Japan, Carl will be responsible for driving the company’s strategic operations, revenue, growth and marketing programs in the region.
Carl brings over 40 years’ experience in the Australian IT and telecommunications industry with companies such as NEC Australia, GX2 Technology, and AirTight Networks. In 2009, he setup the Ruckus Wireless business in Australia and New Zealand. From 2009 to 2013, he drove significant double-digit growth at Ruckus and established the company’s leadership in industries such as hospitality, education, retail and enterprise. In June 2017, Carl returned to Ruckus, which was acquired by ARRIS in Dec 2017, and has been responsible for driving new business for Ruckus in segments such as smart cities and higher education.
“We are delighted to announce Carl Jefferys as the leader for Ruckus Networks in Australia and New Zealand. His wealth of experience in the networking industry will continue to propel Ruckus’ leadership in today’s hyper-connected world. In addition, his innate understanding of the Ruckus channel ecosystem and experience managing large customers’ relationships will help accelerate growth for the business in Australia and New Zealand,” said William Ho, Senior Vice President, ARRIS, Asia Pacific and Japan.
On his appointment, Carl said, “We are at the cusp of a significant transformation in the networking industry, whether in smart cities, education, hospitality, healthcare, or enterprises in general. Ruckus Networks is the only vendor that is best poised to help our customers in this journey to redefine connectivity at the edge of the network. Having established the Australian and New Zealand arm of Ruckus Wireless almost 10 years ago, I’m committed to helping drive growth and success for our customers, partners, and business in the region.”