Juniper taps switching chief to run product development

Davidson replaces Rahim, who became CEO last year

Jonathan Davidson

Juniper Networks this week tapped security and switching executive Jonathan Davidson to lead its product development group.

Davidson is now executive vice president and general manager of the Juniper Development and Innovation group, where he replaces Rami Rahim. Rahim was named Juniper CEO late last year.

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Davidson had been senior vice president and general manager for Juniper’s Security, Switching and Solutions Business Unit, responsible for the development of the company's security and switching solutions. In his new role, Davidson will drive strategy, development and business growth for Juniper's routing, switching, and security businesses as well as oversee the evolution of Juniper's silicon and software.

Davidson will report to Rahim. A replacement for his former position could not be learned by press time.

Davidson joined Juniper in 2010 to run Edge Routing and Aggregation Business product management and strategy. In the third quarter of 2014, Davidson was appointed senior vice president and general manager for the Security, Switching and Solutions Business Unit.

He was also a product management and solution engineering director at Cisco from 2000 to 2010.


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