Juniper taps Davidson to lead routing, switching, security divisions

Juniper Networks has named Jonathan Davidson as its new executive vice president and general manager of Development and Innovation, taking over the role from Rami Rahim, who was recently named CEO.

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Davidson

Reporting directly to Rahim, Davidson will oversee 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 joined Juniper Networks in 2010 and led edge routing and aggregation business product management and strategy.

Later, he took on the role of senior vice president and general manager for Juniper Networks Security, Switching and Solutions Business Unit, where he was responsible for the innovation, growth and product development of the company's security and switching products.

Before coming to Juniper, Davidson spent 15 years at Cisco serving in various leadership positions including director of Product Management at Cisco Systems, where he focused on service provider solutions and led the enterprise routing product management team and service provider Layer 4 through Layer 7 services team. 

The appointment of Davidson appears to be another move by the company to turn its fortunes around after a tumultuous year where Juniper ousted Shaygan Kheradpir as CEO and faced pressure from activist shareholder Elliot Management, who said Juniper needed to reduce costs and return more money to shareholders.

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