Netronome Appoints Leonard Donnelly as Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development

February 01, 2018

25-Year Technology Veteran in the Telco, IT and Digital Media Industry Will Help Drive Netronome’s Growth in the Security, Network AI and SDN/NFV-related Enterprise and Data Center Cloud Markets

SANTA CLARA, CA, February 1, 2018 – Netronome, a leader in high performance intelligent networking solutions, today announced the appointment of Leonard Donnelly as senior vice president of corporate and business development. Mr. Donnelly will be responsible for driving Netronome solutions into new markets. Mr. Donnelly is a seasoned technology entrepreneur and professional executive with 25 years’ experience. His experience spans engineering, management and business development for telecommunications and IT markets, digital media, and investment banking from start-ups to multinationals.

“Netronome solutions are essential for accelerating security, networking, and network AI performance in critical applications like NFV, hyperscale, webscale, enterprise cloud data center and edge computing,” said Mr. Donnelly. “Netronome is entering a major growth phase and has invested heavily in new heterogeneous acceleration platforms. I look forward to working with the Netronome team to continue to build this exceptional company.”

Prior to joining Netronome, Mr. Donnelly held executive, chair and CEO positions at Apical (acquired by Arm), Artofus, Intune, FORE Systems, Cinehub (acquired by C&C) and Digital Hub (Ireland’s largest tech incubator). Leonard was also the EVP of sales, marketing and product of Euristix when it was acquired by FORE Systems. He holds a BSc in Management Science from Trinity College Dublin and an Advanced Marketing Techniques degree in Information Technology from the Dublin Institute of Technology.

“Leonard has extensive experience in international business and corporate development, an extensive global senior executive relationship network and will bring his trademark strategic and practical knowledge to bear on our market expansion efforts,” 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 heterogeneous acceleration leadership position in the NFVi, security and network AI data center cloud 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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