FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--U4EA Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of integrated access technology for converged communications, today announced it has appointed Curt Mason as chief financial officer (CFO). A 20-year corporate finance veteran, Mason’s responsibilities will encompass finance, IT, HR and administration for U4EA Inc. and U4EA Wireless.
“Curt is a seasoned CFO who has deep experience in financial management for rapid-growth high-tech companies,” said Ken Epps, CEO of U4EA. “With U4EA’s expanding customer list, product line and international presence, it is critical to have a leader with Curt’s financial acumen at the helm. Curt will be a key player in maintaining U4EA’s leadership in delivering best-of-breed converged access devices to service providers serving the SMB segment.”
Mason has more than two decades of experience successfully building and managing the finances of both public and private companies. He has held CFO positions at Intransa Inc., Procket Networks (sold to Cisco Systems) and Kagoor Networks (sold to Juniper). Mason has also held VP of finance roles at ChipPAC and AccSys Technology. As a licensed CPA, Mason also practiced as an audit and accounting professional for 14 years, servicing both international and local firms, including many technology start-ups. Mr. Mason holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business, U.C.
“U4EA clearly is meeting a market need in helping service providers drive revenue through the delivery of unified communications solutions to the SMB market,” said Mason. “U4EA’s VoIP gateway is a comprehensive and cost-effective solution for service providers, and I look forward to continuing the company’s momentum in this market.”
According to In-Stat/Wainhouse Research, the unified communications market will experience a compound annual growth rate of nearly 25% over the next five years, with very high growth rates in both broadband IP telephony and hosted VoIP. In-stat estimates the worldwide market for MSBGs will grow from $615 million in 2006 to $2.6 billion by the year 2011.
About U4EA Technologies
U4EA Technologies is a leading provider of Multi-service Business Gateways (MSBG) that enable service providers to deploy highly integrated, robust, and easy-to-manage IP communications solutions to SMB and enterprise customers. U4EA’s all-in-one customer premises devices, supported by the company’s patented QoS (GoS) mechanisms, ensure the secure, reliable and cost-effective delivery of converged VoIP, data and video services. The U4EA Fusion Series also includes next generation network signaling gateways, which enable carriers to interconnect legacy networks and equipment with Next Generation Networks. For more information, visit U4EA at www.u4eatech.com.