Erik Giesa

Erik Giesa
Erik Giesa
SVP, Marketing and Business Development, ExtraHop Networks Inc

Erik Giesa is the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at ExtraHop Networks. Erik guides market strategy and execution with a focus on helping customers transform their IT operations. Erik offers keen insight into the goals and requirements of enterprise IT organisations and ensures ExtraHop meets those needs. Prior to joining ExtraHop, Erik was Senior Vice President of Product Management and Product Marketing at F5 Networks where he defined product, marketing, and solution strategy for all F5 products. Erik drove several successful acquisitions to build F5’s product portfolio; formed key vendor partnerships with Microsoft, VMware, and Oracle, among others; and led the creation of the popular DevCentral user community and F5’s International Technology Centers. Erik also held executive positions in product management, marketing, and sales at Holistix, WRQ, Express Systems, and hDC. Erik holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Washington.