Benchmark Executive Search Places Wray Varley as Vice President of Government Sales for California-based Infinera

Top Tech & GovCon search firm places veteran telecommunications executive with leading provider of intelligent transport networks

RESTON, Va., March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Benchmark Executive Search, an industry-recognized, Top 10 GovCon executive recruitment firm, announced today it placed Wray Varley as vice president of government sales at Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN). The Sunnyvale, California-based company provides intelligent transport networks for network operators, which enables reliable, easy to operate, high-capacity optical networks.

Bob Jandro, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Infinera, said he turned to Benchmark because of its proven track record and experience in the high tech, defense, intelligence and national security communities.

“When we had a critical need to find and hire a leading public sector sales leader, we engaged Benchmark for the search. We knew of the firm’s outstanding connections and knowledge of the government contracting talent landscape, and they came highly recommended,” said Jandro. “Benchmark made it difficult to choose among the strong candidates they presented, but we landed our top choice.”

“Wray Varley is a strong sales and business development leader who has a distinguished record of nearly 20 years of building strong teams that consistently exceed sales and revenue objectives,” said Jeremy King, president of Benchmark. “Additionally, he is known at the right agencies, which helped make him the perfect fit.”

Most recently, Varley was area vice president of sales at CenturyLink, where he played a pivotal role on the company’s government advanced programs, which included the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice and Department of Energy sales and business development teams.

In January, Benchmark announced the additions of five new members to its National Security and Cyber Advisory Board.

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