Ben Gibson Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Ben Gibson is the Chief Marketing Officer for F5 Networks. He is responsible for overseeing F5’s global marketing strategy, which includes field and channel marketing programs, creative and digital initiatives, social media, corporate communications and analyst relations programs. Gibson joined F5 in 2016, bringing over 25 years of management experience to the role. Previously, he was Chief Marketing Officer at Veritas, where he led the company’s rebranding efforts, following a spin-off from Symantec. Prior to Veritas, Gibson served as Chief Marketing Officer at Aruba Networks. During his five-year tenure, Aruba doubled in annual revenue as it expanded into new markets. Before joining Aruba, Gibson spent five years at Cisco Systems, most recently as Vice President of Data Center/Virtualization Marketing, where he ran the outbound marketing strategy and execution for a number of Cisco’s application networking products. Gibson has also held leadership roles in product marketing at Meru Networks and Proxim Corporation. He has a B.A. in Journalism from California State University, Long Beach.