Ruckus Wireless Appoints Kash Shaikh as Vice President of Marketing

Networking Industry Veteran Joins Ruckus to Help Drive Strategic Growth and Lead Global Marketing Organization

SUNNYVALE, CA - January 20, 2015 – Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) announced today that Mr. Kash Shaikh has joined the company’s executive management team as its new vice president of global marketing. Shaikh will lead the Ruckus Wireless marketing organization worldwide, including corporate, product, technical, field, channel and regional field marketing, in addition to demand generation, field training, marketing communications and events.

Reporting to Dan Rabinovitsj, chief operating officer for Ruckus Wireless, Shaikh will oversee the strategic management of global marketing initiatives to help drive Ruckus thought leadership, brand awareness and product adoption, continuing to grow and expand the successful brand equity Ruckus has achieved in the industry that sets the company apart from its competitors.

Tweet this Shaikh brings more than 18 years of marketing and management experience in the networking industry to Ruckus. Shaikh previously served as vice president of Platform Marketing and Business Development for Riverbed Technology, responsible for leading their portfolio marketing and technology alliance organizations. Prior to Riverbed, Shaikh held several executive and leadership roles, including at HP (Networking division), Cisco, and BayNetworks/Nortel, where he helped successfully build and grow multi-billion dollar networking businesses in technology domains including wireless LAN (WLAN), switching, routing, security and SDN products.

“Kash’s proven ability to develop and implement successful go-to-market strategies in new and existing market segments and verticals aligns perfectly with our vision for growth in the industries we serve and the geographies we are conquering,” said Rabinovitsj. “We look forward to enhancing our overall brand and market leadership position worldwide with Kash leading our global marketing organization.”

“Ruckus has a strong vision, market-leading solutions, and has consistently, significantly outperformed overall WLAN market growth,” Shaikh said. “I am thrilled to join a company with a unique focus and culture committed to innovation. I look forward to continue driving the next phase of our growth in the networking market.”

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Big Valley Marketing (for Ruckus Wireless)

ABOUT RUCKUS WIRELESS

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) is a global supplier of advanced wireless systems for the rapidly expanding mobile Internet infrastructure market. The Company offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor “Smart Wi-Fi” products to mobile carriers, broadband service providers, and corporate enterprises, and has over 44,000 end-customers worldwide. Ruckus technology addresses Wi-Fi capacity and coverage challenges caused by the ever-increasing amount of traffic on wireless networks due to accelerated adoption of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Ruckus invented and has patented state-of-the-art wireless voice, video, and data technology innovations, such as adaptive antenna arrays that extend signal range, increase client data rates, and avoid interference, providing consistent and reliable distribution of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 Wi-Fi. For more information, visit http://www.ruckuswireless.com.

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