Aicent Names Marc Zionts As New President and CEO
Recognized leader in mobile telecommunications, Mr. Zionts joins Aicent to lead company to the next stage of growth and development
San Jose, CA – September 9, 2013 – Aicent, a leading provider of mobile data network services and solutions for global mobile operators, today announced that Marc Zionts will join the Company as President and Chief Executive Officer on September 9, 2013 and will be based in Aicent’s San Jose, CA headquarters. Mr. Zionts will succeed Lynn Liu, who has led Aicent since its founding in 2000. Ms. Liu will continue to contribute to Aicent as an advisor to Mr. Zionts and as a member of the company’s board of directors.
Ms. Liu said, “Our Company has made great strides over the past decade expanding our offerings and services for the mobile telecommunications industry, while also establishing ourselves as a leading supplier of innovative mobile roaming solutions. Aicent will be in great hands with Marc, who brings outstanding expertise in the mobile industry, including a deep background in leveraging technology that will help guide Aicent to the next level of success.”
Mr. Zionts, a highly experienced telecom executive and entrepreneur, has spent almost three decades developing emerging technologies and strategies for leading telecommunications companies. He comes to Aicent most recently from Allot Communications where he held the position of Vice President, Strategic Mobile Service Providers. Previously, he was the CEO of Ortiva Wireless, which was acquired by Allot Communications.
“We are pleased to have Marc bring his extensive mobile applications and telecommunications expertise and insight to Aicent,” said Jason Werlin, Principal, TA Associates. “Marc brings to Aicent a successful track record of strong leadership and a proven ability to drive and execute on the strategies that will allow Aicent to further enhance its position as a leading, global provider of mobile roaming and interconnect solutions.”
Mr. Werlin continued, “We are grateful to Lynn Liu for her great work, building Aicent into one of the largest providers of global mobile interconnect solutions and services.”
“With the continued development of the mobile device market prompting an enormous growth both in consumer and business demands, the mobile industry has become increasingly dynamic and global, as a result, Aicent is perfectly positioned to further establish itself as the foremost provider of global mobile roaming solutions,” Mr. Zionts said. “I am impressed with the business and the strategic steps Aicent has taken in recent years to expand and enhance its presence as a leading developer of mobile roaming solutions. The company has successfully built a solid foundation that will enable it to add even greater value for its customers. I look forward to working with the entire Aicent team and together, we will continue to deliver innovative solutions for our customers.”
Serving more than three billion mobile users around the world, Aicent, Inc., a TL 9000 certified organization, is a leading IPX provider of data network services and solutions for global mobile operators. To enable interoperability between Aicent customers and other networks, Aicent operates one of the largest mobile IPX network exchanges connecting to over 200 operators, including ten of the worlds’ largest. Through extensive peering arrangements, the Aicent network reaches nearly all 3G and 4G LTE operators around the world. The company’s global IPX network operates an integrated mobile messaging exchange, value added data roaming and global reach infrastructure services, including the world’s first and largest multimedia messaging exchange, designed to help carriers maximize revenue opportunities. For more information, visit www.aicent.com