Recognized by Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal for outstanding leadership, insight and judgment
MILPITAS, CA - November 30, 2010 - Array Networks Inc., (TWO: 3664) a global leader in secure application delivery, today announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Sameena Ahmed, was named winner of the highly coveted Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal 2010 CFO of the Year Award. Ahmed was honored as the winner of this prestigious award in the large privately-held companies category based on her achievements in the last several years.
Ahmed joined Array Networks in 2004 and has played a significant role in the success and growth of the company. Under her leadership, the company achieved many milestones that include increasing revenues by over 700% over a six year period and achieving profitability for several years. She takes on more responsibilities than the typical CFO and manages legal, human resources, IT and corporate administration in addition to the traditional duties such as overseeing cost control, financial reporting and budgeting.
“This is a well-deserved honor and we could not be more proud of Sameena, whose keen insight and excellent leadership skills have enabled Array Networks to become the successful company we are today,” said Michael Zhao, CEO of Array Networks. “Her disciplined approach to financial management helped Array achieve higher levels of profitability, an essential component to our overall growth. As the ‘glue’ of the company, she has a positive, can-do attitude and collaborates exceptionally well with all her colleagues - always motivating others about any project. Sameena also has a high level of poise and dedication that allows her to find a clear target and execute a detailed plan to accomplish the goal at hand.”
The San Jose Business Journal award honors Silicon Valley’s top financial executives in six categories. Winners are selected by a panel of judges that included the deans of Santa Clara University and San Jose State University’s business schools and past award recipients.
Array Networks Inc. is a global leader in enterprise secure application delivery and universal access solutions for the rapidly growing SSL VPN and application delivery controller (ADC) markets. More than 5,000 customers worldwide – including enterprises, service providers, government and vertical organizations in healthcare, finance, insurance and education – rely on Array to provide anytime, anywhere secure and optimized application access. Industry leaders including Deloitte, Red Herring, Gartner, and Frost and Sullivan have recognized Array as a market and technology leader.