Prior to joining Vertel, Irani served as Vice President of Marketing and Sales for the Alchemy group, a network management software company, from August 1994 to February 1996. He was Product Line Manager for AT&T Global Information Systems from March 1993 until July 1994. From December 1989 until February 1993 he served as Director of Product Marketing for Retix, the former parent company of Vertel. Prior to that, Irani held the position of R&D manager for the Workstation and Server Business at Xerox Corporation.
on July 13, 2000, Cyrus D. Irani was appointed to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) replacing Bruce W. Brown, who will now focus exclusively on his role as Executive Chairman. Irani was also elected to the Board of Directors.
Irani, 41, was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Vertel in May 2000. In his role, he oversees all financial and administrative functions formerly directed by Brown. He also continue with his responsibility to execute Vertel’s strategic growth initiatives, which include furthering market acceptance of the e*ORB software solution, expanding the company’s product offerings and services, and strengthening its sales and marketing functions.
Irani served as the Vice President, Research and Development and Professional Services Unit for the company from December 1999 until he was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in May 2000. Previously he served as Vice President, Professional Services Unit from January 1999 through November 1999, and as Vice President of Marketing from February 1996 until December 1998.
Vertel is a leading provider of mediation software for telecommunications networks, enabling such devices as cellular phones to become an integral, intelligent part of a company’s network topology. The company’s pioneering mediation software, e*ORB(TM), is being adopted by top telecommunications, e-business and manufacturing companies.
Vertel offers a variety of technologies and applications, supporting end-to-end network and service management with the highest quality of service for network operations. Vertel solutions are deployed worldwide by service providers, network operators, software vendors and systems integrators.
Vertel also develops turnkey management applications that fit individual customer requirements through its Professional Services Unit. The company is based in Woodland Hills, Calif., and has sales offices throughout the world.
For more information on Vertel or its products, contact Vertel at 21300 Victory Blvd., Suite 700, Woodland Hills, Calif. 91367; telephone: 818/227-1400; fax: 818/598-0047 or visit the Vertel Web site at http://www.vertel.com.