Telco Executive Moves – Week 46

Telco Executive Changes Week 46 2019

Telco Executive Moves – Week 46, 2019


What were some of the most important executive moves and announcements of leadership changes of the last week?

Read on for the summary of the key exec changes within the ICT sector for the period 8th November until 14th November 2019.


DISH Network

Marc RouanneStephen Bye






DISH Network Corporation has announced that it has named wireless industry innovators Marc Rouanne and Stephen Bye to its executive wireless leadership team.

As Chief Network Officer, Rouanne will oversee the strategy and architecture of the network, its core, and its cloud and edge strategies. He brings more than 20 years of international management experience in the telecommunications industry, having held executive positions including President of Mobile Networks and Chief Innovation and Operating Officer of Nokia and chairman of the board of Alcatel-Lucent.

Stephen Bye will serve as Chief Commercial Officer. Most recently CEO of Connectivity Wireless, Bye is a 28-year veteran of telecommunications and wireless who served as President of C-Spire and CTO of Sprint. He will lead the DISH wireless enterprise development team.


Telecom Italia

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TIM has announced a number of organisational changes:

– The Chief Innovation & Partnership Office has been established, reporting directly to the CEO and led by Elisabetta Romano
– The Chief Technology & Innovation Office has been renamed the Chief Technology & Information Office, reporting directly to the CEO and led by Michele Gamberini
– The Wholesale Market Function has been placed under the direct supervision of Giovanni Moglia, TIM’s Chief Regulatory Affairs Officer, and the function has been renamed Chief Regulatory Affairs & Wholesale Market


Warner Media

Andrew Reinsdorf

WarnerMedia has appointed Andrew Reinsdorf as Senior Vice President, Government Relations, responsible for WarnerMedia’s federal and state legislative advocacy and constituency relations.

“Andrew’s two decades of experience in media and content distribution uniquely position him to advance the business priorities of WarnerMedia,” said John Stankey, CEO WarnerMedia and AT&T President and COO.



Billie Hartless

Mitel has announced the appointment of Billie Hartless as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO).

Billie Hartless will lead Mitel’s HR function globally, overseeing talent management, HR business partnerships, leadership and organizational development, compensation and benefits, diversity and inclusion, and corporate responsibility.

Hartless brings more than 20 years of HR and executive experience to Mitel. Most recently, she served as CHRO at Polycom, where she led the HR function globally across 40+ countries.



Chris Collura

Chris Collura, a three-decade federal market veteran, has been promoted to Vice President of federal sales at CommScope.

He will oversee systems engineering teams and lead efforts to drive sales of unified networking and infrastructure offerings for the government sector in his new position.

Collura previously served as director of federal sales and operations at ARRIS International’s Ruckus Networks subsidiary where he was responsible for the delivery of wireless and physical network products to customer agencies.


TDC Group

Michael Moyell Juul

The Board of Directors of TDC Group has appointed Michael Moyell Juul as CEO of Nuuday.

He will take over the position from Jaap Postma, who has decided to relocate to the Netherlands after almost four years with TDC Group.

Michael Moyell Juul has been with TDC Group since 2011 and comes from the position as Head of TDC Business. He was a member of the TDC Group Management from 2015 – 2018 and has been member of Nuuday’s management team since 2018.




NortonLifeLock (formerly known as Symantec) has announced the following leadership and governance appointments:

  • Vincent Pilette, EVP and Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer.
  • Samir Kapuria, EVP and General Manager, Consumer Business Unit, has been appointed President.
  • Matthew Brown, VP and Chief Accounting Officer, has been appointed Interim Chief Financial Officer. The Company has commenced a search process to identify a permanent CFO.




Mimecast has announced three new executive appointments to help drive the company’s next phase of growth:

  • Heather Bentley, formerly of Symantec, will join Mimecast as the new Senior Vice President of Customer Success;
  • Susan Vaillancourt, previously with Optiv, joins as the Vice President of Brand Strategy;
  • and Alpna J. Doshi joins the Board of Directors effective December 1, 2019.


Connectivity Wireless

Paul McGinn

Connectivity Wireless has announced a change in leadership, with Paul McGinn being named CEO and Stephen Bye returning to the board of directors.

An industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, Paul McGinn has successfully founded and served in leadership roles at various wireless infrastructure companies, including Neutral Connect Networks, SBA, Vertical Bridge, CiG Wireless Corporations, and TCP Communications.




RADCOM Ltd. announces changes to its management, which will become effective January 1, 2020.

Mr. Eyal Harari will become the CEO of the  Company.  Yaron Ravkaie, the Company’s current CEO, will join RADCOM’s board of directors.

Eyal Harari has been with the Company for over 19 years and served in key executive roles with the company, including as COO of the company and as CEO of RADCOM’s North American subsidiary, RADCOM, Inc.



Obaid Humaid Al Tayer

Obaid Humaid Al Tayer has been appointed as the new Chairman of Etisalat.

Obaid Humaid Al Tayer is a Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Financial Affairs. He joined the Federal Government in February 2008.

The new chairman also served as a member of the board of directors at Etisalat from 1981 to 1991, and was previously the chairman of Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry.



Dona Kappmeyer

Advantix has tapped Dona Kappmeyer as Chief Visionary Officer.

Kappmeyer is an accomplished business leader and Six Sigma Master Black Belt and CPA with deep experience in business case development, process improvement, change management, project management and operational excellence.

Prior to joining Advantix, she held senior management positions at Rush Enterprises, Clear Channel (iHeartMedia) and HOLT CAT where she oversaw numerous corporate initiatives including telecom expense management and cost reduction.


QTS Realty Trust

Jan Daan Luycks

QTS Realty Trust has announced the appointment of Jan Daan (J.D.) Luycks as Managing Director overseeing QTS’ European operations, including the newly acquired Groningen and Eemshaven data centers in the Netherlands.

Luycks has served in a number of senior executive positions in the data center and managed services industry, most recently as Chief Executive Officer of Kao DATA.

Prior to Kao DATA, he served as Vice President and Head of Managed Services at GTS Telecom and CEO of CE Colo.




ScanSource has announced the appointment of Dorothy F. (“Dede”) Ramoneda to its Board of Directors effective November 8, 2019. Ms. Ramoneda’s appointment expands the Board to seven members.

Ms. Ramoneda has been in the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of First Citizens Bank since 2014.

She previously served as Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Technology and Telecommunications at Progress Energy.



Scott Johnston Docker

Docker has announced that it has successfully completed a recapitalization of its equity to position it for future growth, and has secured $35 million in new financing from previous investors Benchmark Capital and Insight Partners.

In addition, Mirantis also announced it has acquired Docker’s enterprise business.

Scott Johnston, former Chief Product Officer, has been named Chief Executive Officer.



Chris Moulas

Plixer has named Chris Moulas as Vice President of Global Sales.

Mr Moulas comes to Plixer with extensive experience in the network computing industry and previously served as Vice President of Sales for Arbor Networks and VP of Sales for Forcepoint.

Sanjiv Verma has recently joined Plixer as Vice President of Sales based in Singapore to oversee the operations in that region.



Nathalie Wappler Pius Paulin

Gilles Marchand, managing director of The Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG), has named Nathalie Wappler, current director of Swiss Radio and Television (SRF), as his deputy managing director from January 2020.

Nathalie Wappler is succeeding Ladina Heimgartner, who will leave the company at the end of the year after almost thirteen years.

From the beginning of 2020, Pius Paulin will lead the RTR business unit as interim director.


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