The ongoing executive shakeup at Juniper has claimed four more vice presidents, CRN has learned.
Luc Ceuppens, vice president of product marketing; Wendy Cartee, vice president, product and technical marketing; Venkat Nasgaswamy, vice president, worldwide marketing and solutions; and Rene Link, vice president, marketing and solutions, worldwide public sector, all have exited the beleaguered infrastructure vendor. Ceuppens and Cartee departed Juniper this week, while Nasgawamy and Link left in November.
A Juniper spokesperson confirmed the departures to CRN but declined further comment. Ceuppens had spent four years at Juniper, Cartee 12 years, Nagaswamy three years, and Link two years, according to their Juniper bios and LinkedIn profiles.
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The fresh exits come as Juniper restructures, a process that began earlier this year and through which it has sought to remove $150 million in operating expenses by laying off about 500 employees and removing layers of management. The company has struggled throughout 2012 due to earnings shortfalls, the effects of inconsistent service provider spending, and industry skepticism over how fast key products such as QFabric, its converged data center system, are ramping.
Juniper CFO Robyn Denholm told attendees at this week's Raymond James IT Supply Chain Conference in New York that Juniper may hit its restructuring targets earlier than expected. It also is consolidating assets such as its corporate campus and cutting component suppliers such as Plexus, which in November said that Juniper had ended the companies' partnership.
Ceuppens, Cartee, Nasgawamy and Link join a growing list of executive exits from Juniper, including four executive vice president-level departures in recent months.
Those were Stefan Dyckerhoff, executive vice president, platform systems division, and now a managing director at Sutter Hill Ventures; Mark Bauhaus, executive vice president, support and operations; John Morris, executive vice president, strategic alliances; and R.K. Anand, executive vice president and general manager of Juniper's data center business.
PUBLISHED DEC. 12, 2012