Extreme Networks appoints Justin Hurst as Head of Office of the CTO

Justin Hurst, Head of Office of the CTO for APAC at Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks, Inc., a cloud networking firm, has appointed Justin Hurst as Head of the Office of the CTO (OCTO) for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Hurst will strengthen the company’s position within APAC by sharing Extreme’s tech vision, collaborating with key customers and partners to identify new tech trends and emerging business opportunities, and driving broader awareness and adoption of Extreme’s cloud networking solutions.

What does Hurst bring to Extreme Networks in the role?

An internationally recognized technical business leader, Hurst has more than two decades of experience spanning front-line, management, and executive IT roles. Most recently, he served as Field CTO of Nutanix in Asia Pacific Japan, developing and sharing the Nutanix vision, while supporting the region in complex technical sales campaigns and partnerships.

Justin Hurst worked closely with research and development (R&D), alongside alliance, channel, and distribution partners to co-create solutions for the dynamic Asia Pacific market, leading to increased revenue and enhanced product adoption in strategic accounts.

Nabil Bukhari, CTO and CPO at Extreme Networks

Nabil Bukhari, CTO and CPO, Extreme Networks, said, “APAC is a promising growth vector for Extreme and having a trusted leader on the ground to drive product innovation that aligns to the needs of both customers and partners in the region is key to our long-term success. Justin has a proven track record when it comes to building and executing highly effective strategies and tech campaigns, and we’re confident that he’ll create immediate impact.”

What Hurst’s thoughts on the new role?

Justin Hurst, Head of the Office of the CTO, APAC, Extreme Networks, commented, “Extreme has differentiated itself within the networking industry as a leader because of its focus on creating meaningful business impact through simple, innovative tech solutions.”

“Working in partnership with the global Extreme team, I’ll be focused on uncovering new opportunities for growth across APAC by working to integrate the needs of customers in the region into our broader product roadmap and portfolio. I’ll also work closely with the teams on the ground to ensure a consistent, impactful, and unmatched customer experience.”