VANCOUVER and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 30 /CNW/ - Zeugma Systems Inc., a
venture-backed company developing a telecommunications system for next
generation, high speed broadband networks, today announced the addition of Mr.
Mehdi Sif to its executive team as Vice President, Marketing.
Mehdi joins the Zeugma Systems team from Alcatel-Lucent where he was
Director, Triple Play Solutions Marketing. In that capacity he played an
instrumental role in crafting and executing Alcatel-Lucent's Triple Play
Service Delivery Architecture marketing strategy. He will be based in the San
Francisco area, adding to Zeugma's established presence there.
"Mehdi brings a strong track record of broadband industry and triple play
thought leadership to his new role," said Andrew Harries, Zeugma Systems
President and CEO. "His strategic and marketing insights are a significant
complement to the Zeugma team".
Mehdi has previously held multiple senior product line and marketing
management positions at Juniper Networks for core routing platforms, Nortel
Networks for VPN and Security solutions and Bay Networks for enterprise
routing. He holds a BA, in computer science from UMLV Paris, and an MBA in
Management of Technology from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, in
"It is a pleasure to be joining Zeugma Systems at this time," said Mehdi
Sif. "This is a time of major market discontinuity and structural change.
Application and service providers around the world are re-thinking their
service delivery infrastructures to enable new business models. Zeugma has a
great opportunity to cater to a new set of critical requirements, and I am
excited to be joining such a strong team."
The management team at Zeugma Systems now includes:
- Andrew Harries, co-founder, President and CEO, co-founder of Sierra
Wireless Inc. and formerly at Motorola.
- Siegfried Luft, founder, CTO and formerly a co-founder of Siara
Systems, which merged with Redback Networks.
- Jeff Dillabough, Vice President of Engineering and formerly Director
of Product Development at PMC-Sierra and HP.
- Justin Currie, Vice President, Finance, administration and supply
chain and formerly director of finance at Creation Technologies Inc.,
a leading independent contract electronic manufacturer.
- Rick Sequerth, Vice President, Sales and formerly in sales leadership
roles at Hatteras Networks, Crescent Networks, Stratacom and Primary
- Wayne Shackelford, Vice President, Sales and former head of sales at
Verilink, Newbridge USA and Micom.
- Tom Meehan, Vice President, Product Management, previously Director
of Product Management at Redback Networks and at Wellfleet/Bay
- Mehdi Sif, Vice President, Marketing, formerly Director, Triple Play
Solutions Marketing at Alcatel-Lucent.
In the summer of 2006 Zeugma Systems announced the completion of its
US$15.75 million Series A financing. The financing was led by San
Francisco-based Granite Ventures and syndicated by Ventures West, Yaletown
Venture Partners, GrowthWorks Capital Ltd., BDC Venture Capital and Zeugma
management and staff. The funding is being used for development of the
company's first commercial system release, to develop business opportunities
and to prepare for forthcoming trials. The company's product plans remain
About Zeugma Systems
Zeugma Systems Inc. is a venture-backed company developing game-changing
solutions for next generation broadband networks. The company has attracted a
strong team of industry professionals from companies such as Alcatel-Lucent,
Cisco Systems, Nortel Networks, Redback Networks, PMC-Sierra and Sierra
Wireless as well as a number of domain relevant startups.
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