Open Systems Names Aurelie Guerrieri Chief Marketing Officer

Expert in marketing strategy and innovation brings nearly 20 years of executive experience to networking giant

Redwood City, Calif. – March 10, 2020 – Open Systems, a secure access service edge (SASE) pioneer with cloud-native architecture, secure intelligent edge and hybrid cloud support, today announced it has named well-known global growth catalyst Aurelie Guerrieri as Chief Marketing Officer. Guerrieri brings extensive experience in marketing strategy and innovation to Open Systems. Her role will include driving the company’s marketing efforts in supporting enterprises’ digital transformations and their increasing use of mobile devices, edge computing and the cloud.

“We are very excited to have someone with Aurelie’s depth and breadth of technology marketing experience join our team,” said Open Systems CEO Jeff Brown. “Her knowledge of the industry and market challenges make her the ideal person to lead our marketing efforts and we look forward to benefitting from her unique insights and perspectives.”

Guerrieri spent the last seven years as Founder and CEO of Akila One, a marketing strategy consultancy, where she advised digital upstarts, unicorns and veterans including IAC, 1&1-IONOS, Cadence Design Systems, and Rakuten, on digital transformation, growth scaling, and global expansion. As interim CMO and General Manager for client MobPartner, she scaled the mobile advertising service provider’s U.S. operations, leading to an attractive sale. Guerrieri began her career with McKinsey & Company, moving from there to QuinStreet, where as Vice President and General Manager, she was instrumental in preparing the performance marketing leader for its IPO. She later served as the CMO and EVP of Corporate Development for mobile content provider SendMe and engineered its exit as well.

“I was attracted to Open Systems because of its potential to be a dominant player in the emerging SASE space,” said Guerrieri. “Open Systems’ innate combination of a managed SD-WAN, comprehensive security and steadfast customer-centricity will allow enterprises to realize the business benefits of a SASE architecture, simultaneously achieving network performance, scalability, and cloud security. This will be a foundation for enterprise competitiveness in the coming years.”

Guerrieri serves on several boards, including Nelson Jobs, iWorkGlobal and Grove Collaborative. She also developed and teaches the first class on mobile marketing offered by Stanford University’s Continuing Studies program.

About Open Systems

Open Systems is a secure access service edge (SASE) pioneer that enables organizations to connect to themselves, to the cloud, and to the rest of the world. With cloud-native architecture, secure intelligent edge, hybrid cloud support, 24/7 access to level-3 engineers, and predictive analytics, the Open Systems SASE delivers a complete solution to network and security. For more information, visit


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