Eric Armstrong previously served as Vice President of North American Sales and Services at Harmonic.
Limelight Networks, Inc., a major provider of edge cloud services, has appointed Eric Armstrong as Senior Vice President of Growth. He will report to Limelight CEO Bob Lyons and oversee worldwide sales, new business development and growth marketing.
Speaking about the new appointment, Bob Lyons said: “It’s an ideal time for Eric to join Limelight as we continue to build on the momentum from performance gains, key client winbacks and strong growth in some of our new business segments. Eric has a proven track record of building great teams and consistently delivering strong results. He is deeply knowledgeable about our current business and also has diversity in areas that align very well with our growth strategies. Eric joining is another important step in delivering on our plans and accelerating momentum in new business growth.”
Eric Armstrong added: “This is an exciting time to join Limelight and be part of a new, talented leadership team. Limelight is poised for growth and I am ready to be a driving force to help capitalise on the opportunities in front of us. Limelight has the unique ability to build upon a strong CDN heritage and serve unmet needs in the market through content, compute, and cybersecurity capabilities.”
Armstrong is an accomplished executive with more than 20 years of successful sales leadership in a variety of high growth technology companies, driving teams to sell, deploy and support cloud-based infrastructure, software (SaaS), complex networking and video solutions. His experience spans over $700m sold to enterprises, telecom service providers, TV networks, and cable programmers.
He previously served as Vice President, North American Sales and Services at Harmonic. In addition, he has held sales and executive positions at Zscaler, VeriSign and Kontiki. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University.