MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - December 13, 2005 -Network Physics, the leader in application performance insight, today announced that Gerard Jeffries has joined the company as the vice president of sales. Jeffries worked closely with Network Physics' president and CEO, Kenny Frerichs during Network Alchemy/Nokia's successful market surge from 1998 to 2000. Frerichs and Jeffries' efforts led to the acquisition of Network Alchemy by Nokia for $335 million.
Network Alchemy successfully developed infrastructure solutions that advanced the use of the Internet for secure private communications, commerce and collaboration. At the company, Jeffries was charged with leading sales and channel development, as well as business partnership efforts. Under his leadership, the company successfully landed key accounts including MasterCard, Reuters, AOL, Sprint and PriceWaterhouseCoppers.
"I know first hand what a tremendous contribution Jerry can make to a growing, dynamic company," said Kenny Frerichs, president and CEO of Network Physics. "His ability to develop strategic channels and global partnerships, as well as implement unique and successful go-to-market strategies, will help drive our expansion into new markets. He will be an important catalyst in our continued success as we enter 2006."
Prior to Network Alchemy, Jeffries served as vice president of sales for Cybersafe, Inc., a leader in network security products. At Cybersafe, he refocused the company's sales efforts and increased active account prospects by 100%.
Before joining Cyberspace, Jeffries served as director of sales for the Internet business unit of Cisco/TGV where he managed the $50 million software venture and directed all domestic Internet sales and administrative operations. During his three years with the company, he delivered approximately 165% of quota and he built alliances with companies such as Citibank, Schlumberger, and Kodak.
Early in his career, Jeffries served in various sales and channel management positions with Bay Networks, SynOptics and Kyocera.
About Network Physics
The Network Physics award-winning application performance insight solutions help enterprises ensure the integrity and security of the applications infrastructure by eliminating response-time problems across converging networks. The company's patented technology applies proven techniques from high-energy physics to assure the delivery of business-critical networked applications and services, and gives the IT staff unprecedented visibility into applications and services to better align IT operations with business priorities. This enables users to dramatically reduce the time and cost of new application and service delivery, improve service quality and uptime, align IT operations with business priorities, and reduce operating costs by finding and fixing problems faster. Network Physics was founded in March 1999, and its products are currently deployed at a wide range of Global 2000 corporations. For more information, please visit the company's web site at www.networkphysics.com.