Santa Clara, California (May 31, 2016) – Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL), a world leader in storage, cloud infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT), connectivity and multimedia semiconductor solutions, today announced the appointment of Chris Koopmans as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales, effective June 1, 2016. In his new role, Mr. Koopmans will lead Marvell’s global Marketing and Sales organizations. He will be responsible for defining market opportunities where Marvell’s core competencies in System on Chip Design can be most effectively applied. In addition, he will be responsible for enhancing the technical expertise of the Marvell Sales force and executing on market opportunities ultimately leading to the Company’s next phase of profitable growth. Chris Koopmans will also be driving a newly created Program Management Office to help empower greater efficiency in the Company’s overall product and R&D roadmaps.
"We are very pleased to welcome Chris to the Marvell team,” said Richard Hill, Marvell’s Chairman. “Chris brings a deep technical background to Marvell’s Marketing and Sales Organization along with a breadth of experience in international business development, which we believe will be extremely valuable in helping to take Marvell to the next level.”
Mr. Koopmans joins Marvell from Citrix Systems, Inc., where he was Vice President and General Manager of Service Provider Platforms since 2012. Prior to Citrix, Mr. Koopmans was a founding team member at Bytemobile, Inc., a leading provider of mobile video and web optimization and traffic management solutions. At Bytemobile, he served in a variety of senior leadership roles and ultimately as Chief Operating Officer until the company was acquired by Citrix in 2012.
Mr. Koopmans earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering with highest honors from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1998. He was also working towards his Ph.D. on a National Science Foundation fellowship when he left to join Bytemobile in 2000.
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a global leader in providing complete silicon solutions. From storage to cloud infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT), connectivity and multimedia, Marvell’s diverse product portfolio aligns complete platform designs with industry-leading performance, security, reliability and efficiency. At the core of the world’s most powerful consumer, network and enterprise systems, Marvell empowers partners and their customers to always stand at the forefront of innovation, performance and mass appeal. By providing people around the world with mobility and ease of access to services, adding value to their social, personal and work lives, Marvell is committed to enhancing the human experience.
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