Paul Abranovic named vice president of worldwide sales and business development at Proximex

San Jose, Calif. (Business Wire) - October 24, 2011 – Proximex, the leader in event and information management for both physical and logical security markets, today announced that Paul Abranovic has joined the company as the new vice president of sales and business development. Mr. Abranovic has more than 20 years of successful executive experience in the IT services, hardware and technology venture sectors, bringing to Proximex a unique combination of experience to secure sales in the growing PSIM market.

"Paul’s intimate understanding of the complex business issues that face global organizations today will make him a great addition to the Proximex executive team," said Jack Smith, president of Proximex. "He brings positive leadership experience and expertise in enterprise sales and knows how to deliver solutions that offer value to a customer’s business and bottom line. Paul’s IT knowledge will also be an invaluable asset to help guide our customers in this changing physical security market."

Prior to joining Proximex, Mr. Abranovic had executive sales responsibility at NetApp and led a team to assist customers with adopting new technologies including cloud computing initiatives, flexible IT infrastructure and efficient data storage solutions. Mr. Abranovic worked for Nortel and Cisco Systems before his time at NetApp. At Nortel, Mr. Abranovic oversaw the North American strategic global account base where he provided leadership, expertise and innovation to create and deliver value-added communications solutions to meet customers’ global business requirements. At Cisco Systems, Mr. Abranovic served as director of sales and business development where he developed a field sales program to accelerate the adoption of Cisco’s ANA network management platform in the enterprise sector. As part of this program, he assisted with several strategic enterprise accounts, including J.P. Morgan Chase, Ford and General Electric.

Mr. Abranovic also held leadership roles at MESSAGEONE, COMDISCO, INC., Celerity Computing and Data General Corporation. Mr. Abranovic holds a B.S. in computer and systems engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.