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Ixia President and CEO, Bethany Mayer, Honored as Female Executive of the Year at 2015 Stevie Awards

Posted 11/18/2015

CALABASAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 19, 2015-- Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA), a leading provider of network testing, visibility, and security solutions, announced that Bethany Mayer, president and chief executive officer (CEO), was selected as the Female Executive of the Year - Business Products - 11 to 2,500 employees at the 2015 Stevie® Awards for Women in Business.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition produced by the creators of the prestigious International Business Awards and American Business Awards. With more than 400 businesswomen and their guests in attendance, the awards were announced at a gala dinner in New York City on Friday, November 13th.

“I sincerely appreciate this recognition and applaud the Stevie Awards for shining a spotlight on women executives, entrepreneurs, and organizations run by women,” stated Bethany Mayer, president and CEO of Ixia. “I’ve been fortunate throughout my career to have worked at a number of well-recognized companies, but Ixia has proven to be one of the most innovative and dynamic, staying on the cutting edge of technology with extensive solutions in testing, visibility and security all in one place.”

Bethany Mayer recently celebrated her one-year anniversary as Ixia’s president and CEO. Under her leadership, the company has improved profitability and operating cash flow, and has generated year-over-year revenue growth in each quarter, with record quarterly revenue achieved during her time as CEO.

The Stevie Awards received more than 1,300 nominations from organizations and individuals in 26 nations for consideration in categories including Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, and Startup of the Year. More than 160 professionals around the world participated in the judging process to determine the winners.

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Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA) provides testing, visibility and security solutions, strengthening applications across physical and virtual networks for enterprises, service providers and network equipment manufacturers. Ixia offers companies trusted environments in which to develop, deploy and operate. Customers worldwide rely on Ixia to verify their designs, optimize their performance, and ensure protection of their networks to make their applications stronger. Learn more at

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