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Chris Wong is a CDN and Web performance veteran, previously holding strategic management roles at Limelight Networks, Cotendo, Panther Express, and UltraDNS.
San Jose, California – September 28, 2011 – CDNetworks, the only multinational content delivery network with local expertise and infrastructure inside mainland China and across six continents, has appointed Chris Wong as Vice President of Sales, Americas & EMEA. With unprecedented demand for optimizing the performance of mission critical applications from enterprises in all industries, Chris Wong will be responsible for leading the direct sales teams in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
Chris Wong is a CDN and Web performance veteran, previously holding strategic management roles at Limelight Networks, Cotendo, Panther Express, and UltraDNS. Chris brings to the position his immense experience of 20 years of expanding international sales organizations and advocating dynamic acceleration technology and emerging cloud-based solutions.
“Chris’ enterprise market experience and global sales leadership will be instrumental in managing CDNetworks‘ world class sales teams locally based in offices across the US and EMEA,“ said Samuel Ko, Founder and CEO of CDNetworks. “As a company with roots in APAC, we see particularly high growth potential in the Americas and EMEA regions, and I am confident in Chris’ ability to lead the charge for CDNetworks as we execute our mission of providing enterprises with advanced web acceleration services that will help them better leverage the cloud.”
“As an increasing number of multinational businesses begin to rely on the cloud to deliver critical applications, it is essential that the infrastructure in place is second to none,” said Chris Wong, VP of Sales, Americas & EMEA. “CDNetworks plays a major role in the adoption of cloud-based strategies and enables businesses to expand their mission critical websites and applications reach globally. I look forward to working closely with our customers, throughout the Americas and EMEA, to reach worldwide markets with maximum performance and availability.”
CDNetworks enables mission critical e-business in the world’s most challenging markets. CDNetworks’ unique position as the only multinational CDN with expertise and infrastructure in China, and other emerging markets, makes us a trusted technology and business advisor to more than 1,200 companies across the highly-competitive industries of software, travel, eCommerce, high tech, manufacturing, media, and gaming. Reliably delivering over-the-top performance anywhere in the world, CDNetworks helps businesses get closer to their end users without the limitations of hardware and private networks. Founded in 2000, CDNetworks has offices in the U.S., Korea, China, Japan, the UK and France. For more information, please visit: http://www.cdnetworks.com.