Arista Networks Appoints New CFO

Strengthened leadership reflects continued focus on innovation

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET), an industry leader in data-driven, client-to-cloud networking for large data center, campus and routing environments, today announced the appointment of Chantelle Breithaupt as the company’s CFO effective February 2024.

Breithaupt comes to Arista with over 25 years of global financial roles. She will be joining the leadership team, having served as senior vice president and CFO of Aspen Technology (NASDAQ: AZPN). Prior to that she had executive finance roles at Cisco Systems and across four GE businesses.

“I am excited to be joining Arista in this time of growth and transformation and look forward to working with the team as we continue to deliver customer value through cloud and AI networking innovations,” said incoming CFO Breithaupt.

Other developments include Andy Bechtolsheim, transitioning from the board and as an executive officer to become the chief architect for Arista Networks while Ken Duda, founder and CTO, will join the board. Hugh Holbrook, group vice president, software engineering, will take on the role of chief development officer (CDO).

“I warmly welcome Chantelle to the team as my new business partner in 2024 as we work to achieve Arista’s ambitious goals,” said Jayshree Ullal, chairperson and CEO for Arista Networks. “I will enjoy continuing to work with Andy, Ken and Hugh as visionaries taking Arista through its next phase of growth and opportunity.”

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Arista Networks is an industry leader in data-driven, client-to-cloud networking for large data center, campus and routing environments. Arista’s award-winning platforms deliver availability, agility, automation, analytics and security through an advanced network operating stack. For more information visit

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