Solarflare, a leading network and software provider for financial services, has appointed Mark Potter to its Board of Directors, joining the firm in a bid to fortify its network and data security solutions, among other initiatives.
Solarflare has been active in the technology realm, brokering partnerships with the likes of Azul Systems to help streamline latency needs for clients. Furthermore, as cyber attacks and security concerns become an ever-growing specter for firms, providers like Solarflare stand at a unique precipice for combatting these threats.
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Mr. Potter has cultured a wealth of experience en route to landing his new role at Solarflare having worked previously as Senior Vice President and CTO of HP’s Enterprise Group (EG). Prior to this position he also served in senior management roles at Compaq.
According to Solarflare CEO Russell Stern in a statement on the appointment, “I’ve personally had the pleasure of working with Mark in his role as a senior executive at HP since 2007. He has proven to be an enthusiastic advocate for Solarflare during that time. As we continue to develop the critical technology for faster, safer and more reliable cloud computing, gaining access to Mark’s expertise and counsel will be invaluable.”
“I’ve witnessed firsthand Solarflare’s ability to transform server performance and functionality with continuous innovation and invention, and their ability to accelerate applications has been really impressive. Their industry leading technology is now being adopted by enterprises outside of the financial sector, helping to further fuel the company’s growth,” added Mr. Potter in an accompanying statement.