As vice president of Product Management & Product Marketing for F5 Networks, Erik Giesa is responsible for defining and driving product and market strategy across all F5 products. Erik is one of the primary architects of F5's successful solution and application vendor partnership strategy with companies such as Microsoft, VMware, SAP, and Oracle.
Erik has helped spearhead F5's innovation to promote the unification of technology, people, and processes surrounding next-generation data centers and successful application delivery. His team established the industry's first Application Ready Solution architecture that demonstrated how to cost-effectively design, deploy, and manage application network infrastructure for specific application types, and pioneered the use of Web 2.0 technologies to support F5 customers through F5's DevCentral user community.
Erik and his team have helped manage and grow F5's BIG-IP product family to the #1 spot in the Application Delivery Controller market, with over 30% market share worldwide. He has also been instrumental in driving F5's technology acquisitions to build out a complete solution portfolio contributing to F5's overall success.
Prior to F5, Erik held executive positions in product management, marketing, and sales at Holistix, WRQ, Express Systems, and hDC. Erik is a graduate of the University of Washington and lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife and two children.