Embrane Appoints Burns as CEO
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Embrane, the leader in delivering application-centric network services and virtual appliance lifecycle management, today announced it has appointed Bill Burns as its new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Building on multiple recent positive advancements by the company, such as continuing to secure new customers, raising $14 million in Series-C funding, and new partnerships with Cisco and Sourcefire, Burns will leverage his nearly three decades of experience across networking, data center, applications and services to accelerate the company’s growth. Prior to joining Embrane, Bill Burns was CEO of Spirent Communications plc, a global leader in test and measurement solutions within development labs, communications networks and IT organizations. Under Burns’ leadership, Spirent grew revenue and profitability while establishing Spirent as a market share leader across each of its market segments. Burns also held several executive leadership positions at Tellabs, Inc., including Senior Vice President Global Marketing, Strategy and Business Development, Senior Vice President – Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Vice President – Competitive Service Providers.
“In my role as CEO of Spirent, I saw first-hand how technologies were evolving to support the changing demands of next-generation data centers, and companies like Embrane had an opportunity to address a significant need in the market,” said Burns. “As I looked across the industry, I wanted to lead a company that not only was innovating, but also had proven it could solve real customer challenges. Embrane is that company and I’m excited about the opportunity and significant potential we have in front of us.”