Metaswitch names Board Chairman, John Lazar, as CEO
Company builds on strengths of Lazar and DeNuccio to further business strategy
San Francisco, CA and London, UK, June 13, 2012 —
Metaswitch Networks, a leading supplier of communications technologies to network service providers, today announced that John Lazar will return to his role as CEO. In parallel, outgoing CEO, Kevin DeNuccio, will continue to assess strategic initiatives that can complement Metaswitch's core business plan and product portfolio. Both executives will remain on the Board of Directors.
"The Metaswitch brand is built on developing and supporting high quality solutions that meet the network challenges faced by communications service providers," said Lazar. "We have an envied reputation for engineering scalable solutions that allow our customers to deliver valuable and innovative communication services to their end users. As the competitive, technological and regulatory landscapes shift, Metaswitch is committed to providing products and services that meet the evolving business models and needs of these network operators. I'm here to focus on these key deliverables while Kevin's energy, vision and passion can now seek out complementary opportunities."
John Lazar's career spans roles in engineering, support, sales, marketing, and general management. He was a key member of the founding team that established the company's carrier division in North America in 2000. Prior to joining Metaswitch, he graduated from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar, with a Master's degree in computer science and a doctorate in history. John was previously CEO of Metaswitch through February 2010, and subsequently Chairman of the Metaswitch Board.
About Metaswitch Networks
Metaswitch Networks is a leading provider of the software that powers a whole new generation of communications services, and the solutions that fuel the rapid migration to all-IP architectures. Hundreds of network operators worldwide defend, extend and brand their business by building on Metaswitch to deliver a reliable, scalable, and immersive communications experience. For more information, please visit www.metaswitch.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.