Pareto Networks Expands Board of Directors with Silicon Valley Luminary

September 28, 2010

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ — Pareto Networks (www.paretonetworks.com) announced Jim Jordan will join its Board of Directors. Jordan brings more than four decades of experience investing in, managing, and providing strategic counsel to pioneering technology companies in Silicon Valley.

“As the industry’s first company to leverage the economies of the cloud to quickly and simply deliver networking services to enterprises,” said Daniel Ryan, CEO of Pareto, “we will benefit from Jim’s experience turning many early stage companies into market forces that revolutionize their industry.”

Jordan was the first investor and board member of Kalpana before becoming its CEO. Under his leadership, Kalpana introduced the concept of a multi-port network switch to the market, invented the EtherSwitch, and completed a successful acquisition by Cisco in 1994.

Earlier in his career, he took on the turnaround role of CEO at Telebit, managing the company to a successful initial public offering in just 27 months. He was also the executive vice president of Ungermann-Bass (UB) Networks, the industry’s first Ethernet company, which was ultimately bought by Tandem Computers, Inc. There, Jordan raised their initial round of funding and helped them build up to $300 million in annual sales. Prior to UB, he was the vice president of sales and marketing for ten years at Four Phase Systems, Inc., a public company that supplied distributed processing computer systems, with sales of $250 million, which was bought by Motorola in 1982.

Jordan has been an early, sometimes even the first, investor and board member in many successful companies, including Pacific Data Products, Epigram (acquired by Broadcom), ONI Systems Corp (went public and then was acquired by Ciena Corp.); and Genesys (went public and then was acquired by Alcatel-Lucent).

About Pareto Networks

Pareto Networks is the leader in Cloud-based networking, eliminating the complexity and reducing the cost of distributed enterprise networks. Through an innovative, Cloud-based network infrastructure, enterprises are able to easily deploy and gain centralized control of teleworkers and branch office networks with a breakthrough zero CAPEX subscription model. The company is founded, led and funded by former executives from McAfee, BlueCoat, Genesys, Neoteris, Netscreen, Juniper Networks, Kalpana, ONI Systems, Symantec and Secure Computing.

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