Ipswitch, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance secure managed file transfer, electronic data interchange, and business-to-business data gateway solutions, has announced the appointment of Rich Kennelly as President of Ipswitch's File Transfer Division.
February 27, 2012 – Lexington, MA - Ipswitch File Transfer, a leading provider of high-performance secure managed file transfer, electronic data interchange, and business-to-business data gateway solutions, has announced the appointment of Rich Kennelly as President of Ipswitch's File Transfer Division. As President, Mr. Kennelly is responsible for all division strategy and operations, including engineering, product management, global sales and services, and operations. Most recently Mr. Kennelly was vice president for Akamai's Media Business Unit, responsible for the video, software, and object delivery products and services.
Mr. Kennelly brings over 20 years of engineering and business leadership to Ipswitch. Prior to Ipswitch Mr. Kennelly spent nine years in senior leadership roles at Akamai Technologies, including business, engineering, product management, service and support. Earlier in his career Mr. Kennelly was a founding member of ImagineLAN, Inc., a startup innovating in network and system diagnostics. He was also a key engineering leader at New Oak Communications which was credited with creating one of the industry's first VPN switches. Upon New Oak's acquisition by Nortel Networks, Mr. Kennelly went on to manage engineering for Nortel's Contivity VPN product line.
"Rich is taking the reins at an exciting time for our Ipswitch File Transfer division and the industry," said Roger Greene, Ipswitch CEO." Businesses transfer more digital information than ever before. They see Ipswitch as a trusted partner who makes sure their business partners, employees, and applications can easily and securely share information. Rich's background in products and services, communications and software, and his knowledge of Internet and cloud based offerings ensures Ipswitch will remain a market leader in File Transfer, and continue to bring innovative solutions to market."
"I am thrilled to have this opportunity," said Mr. Kennelly. "Ipswitch File Transfer is a thought leader in helping companies share critical information. Some of the biggest brands in the world rely on Ipswitch to efficiently deliver, secure, validate, and transform their information. I look forward to working with our Ipswitch customers as they evolve their information sharing strategies within their own network and the cloud."
About Ipswitch File Transfer
Ipswitch File Transfer offers secure, managed file transfer (MFT), EDI, and B2B Gateway solutions that are fast to implement, easy to use, and backed by exceptional customer support. Ipswitch File Transfer solutions are used by thousands of organizations, including more than 90% of the Fortune 1000, as well as government agencies and millions of prosumers. Positioned as a Leader in the Gartner 2009 Magic Quadrant for Managed File Transfer, Ipswitch is the only vendor that offers a portfolio of products that address needs from person-to-person through enterprise-level B2B integration.