We knew rivals of Nortel Networks were pouncing on the vendor’s bankruptcy as the best way to gain share in a tough market. (Some Nortel customers have pledged to stay true to their supplier, however.) Juniper Networks, for example, is sending letters to Nortel’s Middle Eastern resellers this month trying to convert them.
Today Juniper announced its new chief marketing officer is former Nortel CMO Lauren Flaherty, who left Nortel last fall along with CTO John Roese. Flaherty, who replaces Juniper’s current CMO, Penny Wilson, may be one of the many Nortel ex-employees whose severance packages have been frozen by the company’s bankruptcy proceedings and thus may have a grudge fueling her fervor to contribute to her old firm’s demise.