Infoblox has appointed Brad Bell as chief information officer (CIO) . Bell will report to Infoblox president and chief executive officer Jesper Andersen. Bell will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s global information technology strategy, services, and operations. One of his key focus areas will be leading Infoblox’s IT business transformation strategy and adopting a SaaS based business model.
“Brad is an innovator and chief architect with excellent business instincts,” said Andersen. “He is a strategic technologist with a collaborative and transparent management style. As we transform our business for the future, it’s important that we have an IT leader positioned to protect our information technology and accelerate our growth around the world. I am confident he will lead Infoblox to the next level in becoming a SaaS focused organisation.”
Bell is a veteran technology executive with over 25 years experience leading global organisations in the high-tech industry. His most recent experience was with Microsoft where he led the global infrastructure and service management/support function at Microsoft. Prior to Microsoft, Brad was the CIO for Sonos. He also spent 17 years at Cisco leading various global infrastructure teams with progressively broader leadership responsibility including driving consulting services and WebEx customer success.
“I feel privileged to join the Infoblox team,” said Bell. “It’s not often one gets the opportunity to drive next generation cloud capabilities at such a pivotal point in time as the industry and our customers embrace SaaS.”
Bell completed his BS degree in Finance at California State University, Sacramento. Additionally, Brad completed the technology leader programme from Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education.