Bigleaf Networks Hires Network Visibility Veteran Jonathan Petkevich to Lead Product Management
BEAVERTON, OR, February 3, 2020 — Bigleaf Networks appointed former SolarWinds product manager Jonathan Petkevich to the executive role of Director of Product Management. With almost a decade of experience in telecom and networking, Petkevich is a first step in Bigleaf’s broader strategy to expand its SD-WAN solution to more ways customers connect their applications to the Internet.
“Jonathan’s experience at SolarWinds, Ixia and Net Optics is perfectly aligned with the direction Bigleaf and our customers are headed,” said Joel Mulkey, founder and CEO at Bigleaf. “He’s driven products that take what’s hidden in the network and make them visible. Adding Jonathan to the team to translate the vision we set out, turn it into products and roll them out to the market, is an important and critical part of continuing the dramatic growth we’ve built already.”
In his new role, Petkevich will set strategy to align vision to product, set the product roadmap, and work with Bigleaf’s developer team to execute that roadmap on time and consistently.
“Networking and systems technology moves at a truly frenetic pace and no one can afford to sit still,” said Petkevich. “Customer environments are under a continuous shift and providers must continually adapt to this shifting market. Bigleaf has built a business that is not only growing, but also has a product that serves a real and urgent need in the SD-WAN market. I am excited to come on board and be a part of this amazing team.”
Bigleaf Networks is the intelligent networking service that optimizes Internet and Cloud performance by dynamically choosing the best connection based on real-time usage and diagnostics. Inspired by the natural architecture of leaves, the Bigleaf Cloud-first SD-WAN platform leverages redundant connections for optimal traffic re-routing, failover and load-balancing. The company is dedicated to providing a better Internet experience and ensuring peace of mind with simple implementation, friendly support and powerful technology. Founded in 2012, Bigleaf Networks is investor-backed, with service across North America.