SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Edgewater Networks, Inc. announced today that Mike Ward has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Mr. Ward brings 25 years of sales and leadership experience in the telecom and networking space to his new role, having led organizations in early-stage, turnaround and established market leader growth phases. He will be responsible for leading the global sales team, managing company growth and driving aggressive global sales initiatives.
“Edgewater Networks is well positioned for growth as the much buzzed about SDN and NFV market takes shape. Our new products have enjoyed great reception in the market, and our partner relationships are rapidly growing. In short, now is the time to scale our business in order to meet the needs of the industry,” said Dave Norman, CEO of Edgewater Networks. “Mike is a proven leader with the know-how to drive Edgewater Networks through our next phase of growth. We warmly welcome him to the team and look forward to advancing our position as a leading provider of managed services platforms.”
Prior to joining Edgewater Networks, Mr. Ward was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Field Operations for SEVEN Networks. Before that, he served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Metaswitch Networks, where he spent nine years building and leading the company's worldwide sales organization. Mr. Ward and his team succeeded in driving revenues and growth from early stage to a market leadership position. He held similar positions at Paradyne Networks and Corvis Corporation, leading the companies’ sales teams in domestic and international sales endeavors.
Additionally, Mr. Ward was Vice President of Sales at Ascend Communications, now Lucent Technologies, where he led a team with annual revenues over $500 million. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of South Florida.
“Edgewater Networks is a pioneer of Enterprise Session Border Controllers and unified communications services, and it brings me great pleasure to join forces with the company,” said Mr. Ward. “I’m eager to work with our sales team, partners and customers to continue to grow and expand the reach of our company globally.”
About Edgewater Networks, Inc.
Edgewater Networks has more than 10 years of experience in providing managed services platforms for the delivery of IP-based voice, video and data services. More than 4 million Edgewater ESBC sessions are currently deployed by some of the largest service providers and enterprise organizations, including one of the two largest U.S. carriers and three of the top five U.S. cable operators. The company is developing a new patent-pending platform that employs recent advances in SDN and NFV to open new markets for service providers by allowing them to quickly and profitably deliver a new class of business services. To learn more about Edgewater Networks solutions, please visit www.edgewaternetworks.com or follow us on Twitter at @ewn_inc.