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Richard M. Tworek Richard M. Tworek
VP, Enterprise Solutions
Multimedia Communications

With nearly 20 years of business and software leadership experience, Tworek in his current roll as the Call Server Portfolio Brand Manager is responsible for Nortel�s global enterprise call server and management product vision, strategies and market delivery and positioning. Products include traditional TDM as well as IP and SIP for the CS 1000 and CS 2100 offerings.

During the past ten years, Tworek has built an enviable track record of helping companies achieve their potential and has successfully taken several companies to acquisition and successfully repositioned major public technology companies to take advantage of new markets. Serving in roles including President, CEO; CTO, EVP and Board Member for various companies, he has overseen management and functional reorganizations; implemented new technologies to increase operational efficiency; and established new sales, marketing and operational processes.

Previously, Tworek served as CEO and co-founder of Qovia, Inc. a software company founded to develop technology for managing and monitoring VoIP (Voice over IP) enterprise telephone systems. In just two years, under Tworek�s leadership, the company introduced its Qovia VMMS software product; secured more than $15 million in VC funding in two rounds; and won more than 20 major industry awards, appearing on the Red Herring 200 list of America�s Top Private Companies two years in a row and appearing as a Red Herring�s Top 100 Private Companies in North America. As CEO of Qovia, Tworek has been widely quoted in publications including USA Today, The Wall St. Journal, Forbes, and he has appeared on CNBC and Fox News as an expert on Internet Telephony. Tworek has also been a regular speaker on VoIP technologies other topics.

Prior to founding Qovia in 2002, Tworek was CEO of ZebraPass, a Nokia-funded startup. At ZebraPass he rapidly turned around an ailing technology company and positioned it for successful sale. He put in place a new management team; took the sales pipeline from zero to $15M; implemented new accounting practices; negotiated new marketing relationships and favorable credit terms. Tworek added substantial shareholder value by the time of sale and his success as a turnaround leader was covered in Washingtonian Magazine in 2001.

Before being recruited to run ZebraPass, Tworek re-architected the technology strategy for Merant Corporation, a $400 million technology company. He joined Merant from Infodata where he served as EVP and CTO and led a re-launch of the company to take advantage of new information sharing technology. The company received massive media coverage for its innovative �Virtual File Cabinet� product which Tworek licensed to Adobe. Infodata share price was dramatically increased as a result of the repositioning efforts. Tworek joined InfoData when his 50-person systems integration company, Merex, Inc., was acquired by Infodata.

Tworek began his career in the U.S. Navy Submarine force where he served as a nuclear engineer from 1978 to 1983 and left the Navy as a Lt. Commander. He earned the Navy Achievement Medal for his service. Tworek earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics minor from Eastern Michigan University.

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