Telecom veteran Giere to lead revenue management solution provider Optiva as president and CEO
Optiva Inc., a specialist in providing communications service providers (CSPs) worldwide with cloud-native revenue management software on the private and public cloud, has appointed John Giere as president and chief executive officer of the company.
He will also be appointed to the board of directors of Optiva. Giere has served with global vendors, including Openwave Mobility, Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson. He has more than 25 years’ experience of telecommunications industry leadership, building customer relationships and delivering innovative products to the market.
“John has a proven track record as a CEO leading and building successful global telecom software businesses. The board is confident his expertise will propel Optiva’s team and its cloud-native BSS product roadmap,” says Robert Stabile, chairman of the Board of Optiva. “John is a highly respected industry leader who shares Optiva’s commitment to customer success and will guide Optiva in the next phase of focusing our cloud-native products to address emerging 5G market opportunities that encompass new SaaS business models supporting a rapidly expanding monetisation ecosystem.”
“I look forward to leading Optiva’s outstanding team to drive a compelling company vision aligned with a market leader strategy and vibrant company culture. My achievements are the result of building talented teams who work with agility, innovation and a full focus on partnering with our customers to achieve success,” says Giere. “That is how Optiva will dominate the cloud-native BSS category and drive profitable growth.”
Prior to joining Optiva, Giere served as CEO of Openwave Mobility and general manager of the mobility business unit for Openwave Systems. He also served as chief marketing officer for Alcatel-Lucent and Lucent Technologies and held vice president roles in sales, marketing and business development at Ericsson. Giere holds an MBA from the University of Maryland and a BS degree from Georgetown University.
Optiva Inc is a provider of cloud-native revenue management software for the telecommunications industry. Its products are delivered on private and public cloud and in various as-a-service models. The company’s revenue management, monetisation and engagement solutions help telcos worldwide in different lines of business to achieve their goals.
Optiva brings years of telecom expertise to its portfolio, worldwide delivery experience and unique cloud journey, offering telcos unmatched speed, scale, flexibility and savings. Optiva helps operators unlock their potential to maximise digital, 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) market opportunities. Established in 1999, Optiva Inc. is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.