Alumni Guest Speaker Gordon Mackintosh

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UWS graduate Gordon Mackintosh delivered a talk about his career that’s taken him from University in Paisley to California, on Thursday 19 September 2019.

Brought up in Paisley, Gordon did an undergraduate degree in International Marketing from 1993 to 1998 at UWS Paisley Campus, before going on to complete a postgraduate qualification in Information Technology in 1999 at UWS.

Gordon has been the Vice President of Worldwide Channels at Extreme Networks since April 2018. Extreme Networks is a networking company based in in San Jose, US providing software-driven networking solutions for Enterprises and Service Provider customers. It has a turnover of $600m and employs around 3000 people.

Gordon, who has previously held a variety of leadership roles in sales and channel at Cisco where he developed go-to-market strategies for Catalyst Switching and was the head of Distribution and SMB in the UK, gave an insight into his career so far.

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