Open Systems, a secure access service edge (SASE) solutions developer with cloud-native architecture, secure intelligent edge and hybrid cloud support, has named well-known global growth catalyst Aurelie Guerrieri as Chief Marketing Officer.
Guerrieri brings extensive experience in marketing strategy and innovation to Open Systems. Her role will include driving the company’s marketing efforts in supporting enterprises’ digital transformations and their increasing use of mobile devices, edge computing and the cloud.
“We are very excited to have someone with Aurelie’s depth and breadth of technology marketing experience join our team,” said Open Systems CEO Jeff Brown. “Her knowledge of the industry and market challenges make her the ideal person to lead our marketing efforts and we look forward to benefitting from her unique insights and perspectives.”
Guerrieri spent the last seven years as Founder and CEO of Akila One, a marketing strategy consultancy, where she advised digital upstarts, unicorns and veterans including IAC, 1&1-IONOS, Cadence Design Systems and Rakuten, on digital transformation, growth scaling and global expansion. As interim CMO and General Manager for client MobPartner, she scaled the mobile advertising service provider’s U.S. operations, leading to an attractive sale. Guerrieri began her career with McKinsey & Company, moving from there to QuinStreet, where as Vice President and General Manager, she was instrumental in preparing the performance marketing leader for its IPO. She later served as the CMO and EVP of Corporate Development for mobile content provider SendMe and engineered its exit as well.
“I was attracted to Open Systems because of its potential to be a dominant player in the emerging SASE space,” said Guerrieri. “Open Systems’ innate combination of a managed SD-WAN, comprehensive security and steadfast customer centricity will allow enterprises to realise the business benefits of a SASE architecture, simultaneously achieving network performance, scalability and cloud security. This will be a foundation for enterprise competitiveness in the coming years.”
Guerrieri serves on several boards, including Nelson Jobs, iWorkGlobal and Grove Collaborative. She also developed and teaches the first class on mobile marketing offered by Stanford University’s Continuing Studies program.