OPENWAVE MESSAGING LAUNCHES AS PRIVATE COMPANY
(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 02 May 2012
Release date- 01052012 - REDWOOD CITY, CA - Openwave Messaging Inc., a leading global provider of next generation converged messaging solutions, today announced the finalization of its acquisition by Marlin Equity Partners.
The company will operate as a new private company and will be led by Sean MacNeill as chief executive officer. MacNeill most recently held the position of senior vice president and general manager for the Messaging Business Unit for Openwave Systems (now known as Unwired Planet).
'Openwave Messaging's products and services are market leaders in the telecommunication and cable industry', stated Bart Foster, operating partner, Marlin Equity Partners. 'We expect the new company, dedicated completely to providing world-class messaging systems, will be better able to serve its current customers and also develop new products and solutions to extend its market leadership. We are pleased to have Sean MacNeill lead the team as CEO, and we are committed to providing the necessary financial resources and strategic guidance to ensure Openwave Messaging can deliver on its customer commitments and future product plans.'
'Starting today, Openwave Messaging will regain its traditional leadership role as an innovator in the messaging industry,' said Sean MacNeill, CEO, Openwave Messaging. 'The new company will be 100% focused on providing traditional and converged messaging solutions to the wireless, cable and wireline markets. I am confident about the future opportunities for Openwave Messaging, committed to serving our customers, and excited about our future strategy.'
MacNeill has nearly 20 years of industry experience in the areas of general management, strategic planning, product management, engineering, sales and operations. Prior to his role as CEO of Openwave Messaging, MacNeill served as GM of the Openwave Messaging Business Unit for Openwave Systems, and held several other executive positions there as well. Prior to joining Openwave Systems, MacNeill spent seven years at Dynavar Corporation, an integrated communication solutions developer to service providers and large enterprises, where he last served as president and chief operating officer. Before Dynavar, MacNeill held a variety of management positions in sales, marketing, and operations for such companies as Vocalscape Communications, a VoIP software developer, and Intrinsyc Software, Inc., a mobility software and services company. MacNeill holds a B.A. with distinction and an M.B.A. from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.
About Openwave Messaging
Openwave Messaging is a leading global provider of software solutions, delivering a world class next generation converged platform with cloud and social integration capabilities. The company's global customer base consists of leading communications service providers, including eight of the largest global broadband providers.
Openwave Messaging is privately held by Marlin Equity Partners. The company is headquartered in Redwood City, California with offices in Belfast, Madrid, Johannesburg, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur and Sydney. For more information about Openwave Messaging, please visit www.openwavemessaging.com.
Openwave Messaging Inc.
Openwave Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: OPWV) is a global software innovator and the inventor of the mobile internet. Openwave established many of the foundational patents that allow mobile devices to connect to the Internet. Over the years, the company has built a patent portfolio of approximately 200 patents covering many innovations spanning smart devices, cloud technologies and unified messaging. Today Openwave provides all-Internet Protocol (all-IP) mediation and messaging solutions that enable communication service providers to create and deliver smarter services.
Building on its mobile data heritage, Openwave mobilizes the Internet with data-driven solutions that comprehensively enhance IP traffic and increase the value of the mobile network. Openwave arms its customers with a 360-degree view of network activity plus the tools to help them proactively optimize network resources (Congestion Control), react to user behavior with smarter data plans and services (Price Plan Innovation), and deliver a contextually relevant messaging experience (Converged Messaging).
Openwave is a global company with a blue chip customer base spanning North America, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Openwave is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California.
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