As Linksys Expands into the Enterprise Space, the Company Appoints Mark Sanders as CFO
With a fresh opportunity, Linksys forges a new pathway and welcomes new leadership
IRVINE, CA – October 1, 2021 – Linksys, a global leader in home and business WiFi solutions, today announces the appointment of Mark Sanders as chief financial officer.
“Off the heels of our recent investment from Fortinet, we are on a pathway to deliver enterprise-grade connectivity security solutions for remote working and learning,” said Harry Dewhirst, CEO, Linksys. “Mark brings a wealth of knowledge having created and executed successful business strategies across a variety of organizations. His expertise will be instrumental as Linksys continues to grow in the home networking space.”
Over the course of his 30-year career, Mark has successfully increased profitability and enhanced return on investment for a number of organizations. Most recently, he served as the CEO of Midas Exchange, a corporate trade company owned by WPP Group plc (NYSE: WPP). At Midas, Mark transformed the corporate culture and reorganized the leadership team to drive inclusion, trust and transparency. He also implemented new company-wide tactics and KPIs to drive growth in expanded product and service areas. Prior to Midas, Mark held the position of Chief Financial Officer-North America of GroupM, WPP’s global media investment management group. In this role, he led controllership/reporting, financial planning and analysis, real estate, compliance, business continuity, and merger and acquisitions integration teams for the US and Canada.
“I could not be more excited to join the leadership team of Linksys. The prevalence of remote work and education has created an incredible opportunity in secure home networking for the company and our recent product announcements discussed an exciting evolution of the Linksys offering,” said Mark Sanders, CFO, Linksys. “Together with the hundreds of talented people at Linksys, we will drive company growth, profitability and market share.”
Earlier this year, Linksys also appointed Chris Miller as VP of Finance. A veteran of the organization, Miller took on the role after spending 12 years at Belkin where he began as Sr. Financial Analyst and most recently served as Senior Director, Corporate Development.
Since 1988, Linksys has been on a mission to build the world's most reliable and innovative wireless technology and was the first router brand to ship 100 million units worldwide. Recognized for its legacy in mesh hardware and award-winning Velop motion sensing software portfolio, Linksys connects your smart home or business with enhanced security and seamless, frustration-free WiFi. Linksys products are sold in more than 60 countries around the world.
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