Netronome Announces the Appointment Dr. Nils Rix as Senior Vice President of Sales

July 20, 2017

Seasoned Former Executive with 20 Years of Leadership at Tier 1 Communications OEM and Service Provider Companies will Help Drive Netronome’s Growth in the Security and NFV-related Enterprise and Data Center Markets

SANTA CLARA, CA, July 20, 2017 – Netronome, a leader in high performance intelligent networking solutions, today announced that Dr. Nils Rix has joined the company as senior vice president of sales. Dr. Rix is a global executive with in-depth sales and technology experience in the networking and communications industries at multiple successful first-tier technology and service providers. He brings with him unique experience in building, delivering as well as deploying differentiated products and services in the mobile and fixed Internet, and communications and media domains.

“Netronome provides breakthrough technology for datapath offloading and server-based networking, and is making strong inroads with cloud and service providers,” said Dr. Nils Rix, senior vice president of sales at Netronome. “I look forward to working with the Netronome team to significantly grow the market presence of its leading products by delivering compelling value to customers implementing network virtualization and distributed security.”

Before joining Netronome, Dr. Rix was vice president of sales and technical sales, as well as Market Area CTO with Alcatel-Lucent EMEA. He previously held executive positions at Bharti Airtel Ltd. and Ericsson AB. He studied economics and applied physics at Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel and the University of Washington in Seattle and holds a Ph.D. from Christian-Albrechts-University.

“Dr. Rix brings us a great mix of international sales experience and technical expertise,” said Niel Viljoen, CEO and founder of Netronome. “He will be a great addition to our team as we look to expand Netronome’s growing leadership position in the NFVi, security and data center markets.”

About Netronome
Netronome enables customers to increase the efficiency of their modern data center infrastructure, reducing total cost of ownership (TCO) and driving significantly higher revenue per server. Server-based networking has enabled rapid innovation and transformed the economics for data center compute and networking. However, such deployments are facing significant scaling and efficiency challenges with the rapid adoption of 10GbE and higher bandwidth network infrastructure. Netronome brings back much-needed scale and efficiency, without compromising flexibility or the speed of innovation needed in today’s cloud networks running businesses of all sizes. Netronome is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA. To learn more about Netronome and its products, please visit

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