Ian is responsible for all aspects of Azul’s revenue including sales, presales, channel and professional services.
Ian brings immense experience leading companies through rapid revenue growth and successful outcomes. Whiting comes to Azul from Silver Peak Systems (acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise), where he ran global field operations. Prior to that, Ian led global sales at Ruckus Wireless (acquired by Brocade), Fusion-IO (acquired by SanDisk) and Riverbed. At Brocade, Ian was responsible for worldwide sales and marketing, and over his 11 years there helped grow the business to over $2.3b in revenue.
Ian was born in Oxford England and grew up west of London in Reading. He went to the University of Swansea in Wales where he graduated with a BA Honors degree in French and German. He completed his master’s degree in European Business Management at Cranfield University in Bedford, England.
Ian is a life-long Manchester United fan and longtime season ticket holder at the San Jose Sharks NHL team (it’s been a rough few years!) He enjoys golf, reading, walking Klaus, his German Shepherd, and listening to music (think Red Hot Chili Peppers).