Calix Announces Michael Weening as President and Chief Operating Officer

Strong team executing on strategically aligned growth

SAN JOSE, CA – January 27, 2021 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced Michael Weening’s promotion to president and COO. In his new role, Michael adds Intelligent Access EDGE solutions to his existing responsibilities and now has leadership responsibility for all operational aspects of Calix.

 

“Michael joined in 2016 and has been instrumental in our transformation to an all platform company,” said Carl Russo, CEO of Calix. “As demonstrated by our results, Michael, partnering with Cory Sindelar, our CFO, and Suzanne Tom, our general counsel, has formed a strong operating team. This promotion allows me, as CEO, to focus on our vision, strategy and culture.”

 

“It is a great privilege to lead the talented and award-winning Calix team on the mission of helping communications service providers (CSPs) of all types and sizes simplify their businesses, excite their subscribers and grow their value,” said Michael Weening, president and COO of Calix. “For over a decade, we have invested in building our industry leading cloud and software platforms to make that mission a reality. I look forward to supporting the team as we accelerate CSP and partner success.”

 

Michael joined Calix from Salesforce where he was senior vice president of global customer success and services, commercial business, holding roles in Asia and North America. Previously, Michael held senior leadership roles at Bell Mobility and Microsoft in Europe and North America. Michael holds a BA from Brock University.

 

About Calix

Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) – Calix cloud and software platforms enable service providers of all types and sizes to innovate and transform. Our customers utilize the real-time data and insights from Calix platforms to simplify their businesses and deliver experiences that excite their subscribers. The resulting growth in subscriber acquisition, loyalty and revenue creates more value for their businesses and communities. This is the Calix mission; to enable communications service providers of all sizes to simplify, excite and grow.

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