Zyxel names vice president of North American sales

Zyxel Communications, a provider of secure broadband networking, Internet access and connected home products, has announced the appointment of David Soares as vice president of North American sales, the company said.

Soares brings 28 years of experience as a senior business executive in the information technology industry to drive the awareness and growth of Zyxel´s channel business among small- and medium-sized businesses and service providers in North America.

Soares comes to Zyxel following a 16-year career at Netgear. He was part of the executive team that took the company from a private start-up to a publicly listed company in 2003. Appointed as Netgear´s Vice President EMEA in 2003, Soares was responsible for growing the sales and marketing organization across Europe, and established the company as the networking vendor to home users and small businesses in the UK by the end of 2004.

Focused on innovation and customer-centricity, Zyxel Communications has been connecting people to the Internet for nearly 30 years. Our ability to adapt and innovate with networking technology places us at the forefront of creating connectivity for telcos and service providers, business and home users.