Experienced Corporate Development and Strategy Technology Executive Will Drive Additional Growth for Leading IT and Network Management Software Company
Lexington, Mass, November 1, 2016 – Ipswitch, the leader in easy to try, buy and use IT and network management software, today announced the appointment of Michael Grossi to Executive Vice President, Strategy and Alliances. In this new role, Grossi will develop and execute a high-impact expansion and corporate development strategy for Ipswitch. He will report directly to Ipswitch CEO Joe Krivickas and join the company’s executive team.
“Forging new alliances and strengthening existing partnerships are key to our overall growth strategy and this is an area where Michael truly shines,” said Krivickas. “We are thrilled to have him join Ipswitch at a time of exceptional growth for our organization and look forward to benefitting from his contributions.”
Grossi has a proven track record of defining and executing actionable, organic mergers and acquisitions and transformative growth strategies for technology organizations. Most recently, Grossi was the EVP and Chief Revenue Officer at Xura, a leading provider of digital communications services. During his tenure at Xura, he led all sales, business development, strategy formulation, corporate marketing, public relations and investor relations for the company.
Prior to that, he served as SVP, Strategy and Corporate Development for American Tower Corporation, the leading owner and operator of wireless and broadcast communications sites in North America. Previously, he was a Partner at Altman Vilandrie & Company, a strategy consulting firm, where he worked on corporate strategy initiatives for TMT clients including Samsung, Apple, Disney, ESPN, the National Football League, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Virgin Mobile, Sierra Wireless, Corning, Bell Canada and IBM.
Grossi also spent four years as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force, working with senior Pentagon officials and congressional staffers to raise $25M for a newly created information systems security program to test fighter aircraft and weapon systems vulnerabilities. Grossi holds a BSBA degree in Finance from Villanova University and an MBA from Bentley University.
“I am thrilled to join Ipswitch at such a pivotal time and look forward to building a growth platform that will further drive our expansion worldwide,” said Grossi.
Today’s hard-working IT teams are relied upon to manage increasing complexity and deliver near-zero downtime. Ipswitch IT and network management software helps them succeed by enabling secure control of business transactions, applications and infrastructure. Ipswitch software is powerful, flexible and easy to try, buy and use. The company’s software helps teams shine by delivering 24/7 performance and security across cloud, virtual and network environments. Ipswitch Unified Infrastructure and Applications Monitoring software provides end-to-end insight, is extremely flexible and simple to deploy. The company’s Information Security and Managed File Transfer solutions enable secure, automated and compliant business transactions and file transfers for millions of users. Ipswitch powers more than 150,000 networks spanning 168 countries, and is based in Lexington, Mass., with offices throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. For more information, please visit https://www.ipswitch.com/, or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.