Infoblox announced that Jesper Andersen has decided to step down as CEO and retire. Scott Harrell has been appointed as the new President and CEO by the Board of Directors. Andersen will remain on the Board and assist Harrell with the transition.
Harrell holds an MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flaglar Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech. Harrell has twenty years of experience in executive leadership and portfolio management from his time in executive positions at Cisco Systems and Intel. Harrell was the SVP and GM of Cisco’s $20 billion Intent Based Networking business unit before joining Infoblox, where he was in charge of the entire portfolio and engineering teams in the enterprise, Internet of Things, and data center markets.
John Stalder, Managing Director, Vista Equity Partners stated, “We are thrilled to welcome Scott to Infoblox. His deep-domain expertise in building leading technology businesses at Fortune 100 companies makes him perfectly suited for Infoblox – as the company continues to invest in next-generation cloud-first DNS management and security solutions. We’re confident that he will lead the business to continued growth and adjacent market expansion.”
Infoblox has grown significantly over the past ten years, increasing its customer base by 82%, partner relationships by 43%, and employee base by more than doubling, all while pushing the boundaries of technology. Harrell joins Infoblox at a crucial juncture when more and more businesses are adopting multi-cloud strategies and embracing remote workforces, both of which significantly increase DNS management challenges.
Scott Harrell, CEO of Infoblox commented, “Infoblox is an innovative company with an incredibly talented team that consistently executes at extremely high levels. I am thankful for all Jesper has done for the company and the incredible culture that has been built under his leadership.
Infoblox’s solutions are critical to the ongoing operations, availability, and security of enterprises across the world. I’m thrilled to join a company that embraces an innovation mindset anchored by its technology and its people, and I look forward to further accelerating Infoblox’s growth and market leading solutions.”
“On behalf of the Board, we thank Jesper for his invaluable contributions and tremendous impact to Infoblox – transforming the company into a cloud-first market leader in comprehensive, world-class security and networking solutions. Infoblox’s momentum and growth is a testament to Jesper’s leadership, passion, and dedication to employees, customers, and partners. While Jesper’s retirement has been planned for a long time, we are excited to have him remain on the Board of Directors and continue to be an important strategic asset to the company,” commented Cary Davis and Parag Gupta, Managing Directors, Warburg Pincus.
Jesper Andersen, former CEO at Infoblox said, “My time at Infoblox will remain the highlight of my career, where we were able to disrupt the industry and offer solutions to our customers unmatched by any competitor.
Beyond our leading technology, I am proud to have worked alongside Infoblox employees across the globe to create a culture-driven by our core values – to make Infoblox an incredibly positive, innovative, and supportive workplace that I know they will carry forward. I have incredible confidence in Scott and the executive leadership team to continue our mission to drastically simplify networking and security for our customers.”