OpenVault Names Keith Broach as VP/GM of North America
Keith Broach, whose expertise has been instrumental in helping service providers improve network performance and economics for more than three decades, has joined OpenVault as Vice President and General Manager, North America, the broadband technology solutions and insights company announced today.
Broach will have broad responsibility for OpenVault sales activities in North America, including deployment of emergent products that can enhance broadband capacity, improve provider profitability, and deliver enhanced visibility into sources of broadband traffic. He brings to OpenVault a strong sales, product development, and operational background in the implementation of new technologies.
“The ability to monitor, manage, and understand broadband usage will help service providers maximize the value of their networks in the years ahead,” says Mark Trudeau, CEO and founder of OpenVault. “Keith Broach has a track record of success in helping providers embrace software-based tools to increase efficiency and improve customer experiences.”
“There’s never been a time when broadband has been more important; today it impacts almost every area of consumers’ lives,” says Broach. “Working collaboratively with our customers, OpenVault can help to shape solutions that ensure the optimal performance in the network and in the home, driving higher satisfaction among broadband subscribers.”
During almost 10 years with Cisco, Broach was an optical systems engineer before shifting to sales. In 2009 he became director and then vice president of sales during a five-year stint with Cyan (now Ciena.) More recently he was vice president of sales with 6WIND, vice president, market development with Cobo, and NFV solutions director with Telco Systems. He began his career in network operations and network planning roles with Southwestern Bell and AT&T, respectively. Broach holds a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Arkansas.