|[May 01, 2012]
Openwave Mobility Launches as Independent Company
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Openwave (News - Alert) Mobility Inc., a category leader in video optimization and
dynamic data plan management for the mobile telecommunications industry,
announced today the finalization of its acquisition by Marlin Equity
Partners. The company will operate as a new privately held company and
will be headed by John Giere (News - Alert) as its chief executive officer. Giere most
recently held the position of senior vice president and general manager
of the Mediation Business Unit for Openwave Systems (News - Alert) (now known as
"We believe that Openwave Mobility's products and technologies are
aligned well with the needs of the mobile network operators," said Bart
Foster, operating partner, Marlin Equity Partners. "We are pleased to
have John Giere as CEO, and we are committed to provide the board
guidance and investment required to ensure Openwave Mobility can execute
its aggressive growth strategy."
"I am excited about the opportunities in front of us as we launch today
as a new privately held busines," stated John Giere, CEO, Openwave
Mobility. "I am committed to driving new product innovation. I strongly
believe Openwave Mobility has the management team, people, technology
and the experience to deliver innovative products and services to our
global mobile operator customers."
Giere has over 20 years of wireless industry management experience in
sales, product management, marketing and business development. Prior to
his role as CEO of Openwave Mobility, Giere served as GM of the Openwave
Mediation Business Unit for Openwave Systems, and held other executive
positions as well. Prior to joining Openwave Systems, he served as CMO
of Alcatel Lucent (News - Alert) and CMO of Lucent Technologies. Prior to joining
Lucent in 2003, Giere worked at Ericsson in strategic marketing and
business development. In his last position, Giere was Vice President for
New Business Development 3G wireless systems. Giere currently serves on
the Board of Sonim Technologies. He holds a MBA from the University of
Maryland and a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University.
About Openwave Mobility
Openwave Mobility is a category leader in video optimization and dynamic
data plan management for the mobile telecommunications industry.
Openwave Mobility's products and services help mobile operators create
new revenue opportunities and dramatically reduce bandwidth costs. The
company's global customer base consists of leading mobile operators.
Openwave Mobility is a privately held company headquartered in Redwood
City, California with offices in Belfast, Madrid, Johannesburg, Tokyo,
Kuala Lumpur and Sydney. For more information about Openwave Mobility,
please visit www.openwavemobility.com.
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