Monday, January 12, 2015

ADVA Announces Nikos Theodosopoulos as Chairman

Nikos Theodosopoulos was elected as Chairman ADVA Optical Networking, succeeding Anthony Maher, following Mr. Maher's unexpected passing in November of the prior year.

Nikos Theodosopoulos runs his own firm, NT Advisors LLC, serving clients in the technology, private equity and venture capital industries as an independent board director and consultant in the areas of corporate strategy, mergers & acquisitions, and investor positioning. Nikos Theodosopoulos is also an active angel investor for start-ups in the technology sector. His extensive experience encompasses 30 years in the technology and finance industries including 18 years as a leading Wall Street equity research analyst and strategist in the technology sector and 10 years as an engineer and sales executive at Bell Laboratories and AT&T.

"Anthony Maher had served as a member of the Supervisory Board since 2002 and assumed the role of chairman at the beginning of 2009. His intellect, combined with industry experience and passion gave him a unique skill set which allowed him to be a mentor, a partner and a friend. Anthony helped ADVA Optical Networking be a stable company within a very challenging industry. He built the necessary strength in the corporate governance procedures with a strong focus on delivering the highest value to ADVA Optical Networking's stakeholders. He is genuinely missed," stated Brian Protiva, Chief Executive Officer of ADVA Optical Networking.


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