Gigamon names Helmut Wilke as senior vice president of worldwide sales

Helmut Wilke
Helmut Wilke

Gigamon Inc., a leader in traffic visibility solutions with its innovative Visibility Fabric architecture, announced on August 11 the appointment of Helmut Wilke as senior vice president of worldwide sales, effective immediately.

“We are pleased to have a seasoned executive of Helmut’s caliber join the team and lead our worldwide sales organization,” said Paul Hooper, CEO of Gigamon. “Helmut’s experience in recruiting and building world class sales teams and implementing channel programs will be invaluable as we continue to drive growth and expand internationally.”

“I am excited to join Gigamon at a time when customers are demanding a higher level of intelligence within their monitoring fabrics. I look forward to fully leveraging the highly differentiated features of Gigamon’s Visibility Fabric by building relationships with new customers and partners around the world,” said Wilke.

Prior to Gigamon, Wilke led worldwide sales, partner and operations for Ixia’s Network Visibility Solutions as vice president of worldwide sales. Prior to Ixia, he was the vice president of the U.S. Western Region Enterprise and Partner Group for Microsoft where he delivered business critical technology solutions to enterprise customers. Wilke also held senior sales positions at Extreme Networks and Sun Microsystems.

Wilke received a master’s degree and doctor of social sciences from the Free University of Berlin, Germany in 1985.