Chris Swan is a strategic leader within the technology domain repeatedly called upon to transform and grow organizations. An expert in aligning and leading global sales, marketing, and customer success teams with demonstrated ability to scale in the SaaS, Cloud, Edge, 5G, Security, Orchestration, and Virtual Networking. Leveraging deep understanding of both complex sales and demand generation to grow revenue and achieve customer retention. Chris leads marketing, sales, and customer experience for Federated Wireless.
Prior to joining Federated Wireless, Chris was Chief Revenue Officer at Dispersive where he set record bookings and market adoption of secure virtual networking and founded the Unity Ecosystem. As an SVP and GM at ADVA, Chris led a division focused on software defined services for cloud and virtual enterprise where he founded the Harmony Ecosystem hosting one of the most extensive VNF supplier libraries in the world and accelerated the adoption of NFV and SDN products around the globe. Prior to that, Chris leveraged his skills in sales, marketing, and services across multiple executive positions in networking, cyber security, fulfillment, and service assurance companies. Other companies include: Overture Networks, The Boeing Company, Narus, Syndesis, Spirent, Hekimian and Verizon.
Chris has been quoted and published in numerous media outlets including Fierce Networks, Pipeline Magazine, Dark Reading, Light Reading, Converge, IoT News Hub, Cloud Computing Magazine and many others.
Chris holds a BS Double Major in Finance and Accounting from The Pamplin School of Business at Virginia Tech. He has also completed executive business training at both Wharton and Darden business schools.