SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Infoblox Inc. (NYSE:BLOX), the network control company, today named Jesper Andersen to the positions of president and chief executive officer, effective December 8, 2014. He will also become a member of the company’s board of directors. Andersen replaces Robert Thomas, who announced in May 2014 his intention to leave the company. Thomas will remain with Infoblox for about four months as an executive advisor to assist in an orderly transition.
Andersen, 51, is a seasoned networking and software industry executive with a track record of building large businesses at Cisco Systems, Oracle and other technology companies. Prior to joining Infoblox, he served in a number of roles at Cisco from September 2008 to November 2013, including as senior vice president for network management during his first three years at the company. In this capacity, he managed a team of more than 1,000 employees and was responsible for the development of the Cisco Prime portfolio of integrated network management and analysis solutions.