Monday, January 29, 2007

Zeugma Hires Former Director of Alcatel Triple Play Marketing

Zeugma Systems, a start-up based in Vancouver, announced the appointment of Mr. Mehdi Sif as Vice President, Marketing. Mehdi joins the Zeugma Systems team from Alcatel-Lucent where he was Director, Triple Play Solutions Marketing. He 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.

Zeugma is developing a telecommunications system for next generation, high speed broadband networks. Product plans have not yet been disclosed.

  • Zeugma Systems is head by Andrew Harries, co-founder, President and CEO, who previously was co-founder of Sierra Wireless Inc. and formerly at Motorola. Its team also included Siegfried Luft, founder, CTO and formerly a co-founder of Siara Systems, which merged with Redback Networks.

  • 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.

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