Keysight names Satish Dhanasekaran as president, Marie Hattar as CMO

Keysight Technologies for telecom operatorsKeysight Technologies announced the appointment of Satish Dhanasekaran as president of the Communications Solutions Group and Marie Hattar as chief marketing officer (CMO).

Satish Dhanasekaran will succeed Mike Gasparian, who has chosen to retire from the test and measurement company.

Keysight also appointed Marie Hattar as chief marketing officer (CMO) of Santa Rosa, California-based technology company.

Satish Dhanasekaran, who is currently vice president and general manager of the Wireless Devices and Operators solution unit within the Communications Solutions Group, has held a variety of leadership roles throughout his 21 years in the communications ecosystem.
Keysight Satish Dhanasekaran
Satish Dhanasekaran held a variety of leadership roles at Agilent Technologies and Keysight, initially joining the company in 2006 in the Americas sales organization, leading customer engagements and the Application Engineering Organization.

Satish Dhanasekaran, as the Microwave and Communications Division marketing manager, created and executed go-to-market strategies for products and modular solutions in 2014. Satish Dhanasekaran was named general manager of the Mobile Broadband Organization in 2015 and created platforms that now give Keysight a competitive advantage in 5G design and test.

Marie Hattar earlier held the CMO position for Ixia, which was recently acquired by Keysight. Marie Hattar will be the first CMO of Keysight Technologies.
Keysight CMO Marie Hattar
Marie Hattar has more than 20 years of marketing leadership experience spanning the security, routing, switching, telecom and mobility markets.

Before becoming CMO of Ixia, Marie Hattar held the CMO position at Check Point Software Technologies, where she reestablished the company as the leading end-to-end security vendor.

Prior to that, Marie Hattar was vice president at Cisco, where she led the company’s enterprise networking and security portfolio and helped drive the company’s leadership in networking.

Prior to Cisco, Marie Hattar held senior marketing positions at Nortel Networks, Alteon WebSystems and Shasta Networks.