Getting to know the management team
With over 20 years of high-level industry experience, Mr. Ozanian joined InfoVista in November of 2000 as its Chief Financial Officer. In 2007, Mr. Ozanian began serving the company as President and CFO with extended responsibilities to worldwide operations. Mr. Ozanian has led InfoVista as CEO since July 2008. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Ozanian was Director of Human Resources and Communications at Johnson & Johnson for France and Benelux from 1999 to 2000.
He also served as Director of Strategy and Development at Siemens from 1996 to 1999, where he was responsible for Marketing, Regional Sales, Communication, HR and Quality. From 1987 to 1996 he served as Director of Human Resources at Olivetti in France. Mr. Ozanian has a master degree in Law and in Human Resources and attended the International Executive Program (IEP) of Insead.
Mr. Forlizzi is responsible for leading InfoVista’s worldwide finance and administrative organization which includes overseeing finance, human resources, legal and other administrative departments. After joining the company in March 2000 as Director of Finance for InfoVista Corporation, a U.S. subsidiary of InfoVista, he was subsequently promoted to Vice President of Finance in September 2001.
Mr. Forlizzi took over worldwide legal responsibilities in February 2008. Before joining the company, Mr. Forlizzi worked in the audit division of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Boston and Paris, primarily servicing software and other technology companies. Mr. Forlizzi is a U.S. certified public accountant and a graduate of Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts, with a Bachelors of Science degree in Accountancy.
Mr. Breton is responsible for worldwide marketing and corporate development at InfoVista. In this role, he is driving the recognition of the InfoVista brand in our market and turning this positive attention into demand for our products and services. He joined the company following the acquisition of Mentum in 2012 where he was Chief Operating & Strategy Officer.
In that capacity, he was in charge of business strategy, marketing, sales, deliveries and customer care. Prior to this, Mr. Breton was a director at Ericsson and member of the TEMS executive team following the acquisition of Marconi where he was vice-president of R&D for the wireless division, leading the product strategy and development of the network planning and billing mediation products. Mr. Breton is a recognized leader in the fields of radio propagation and wireless network simulation and optimization. He has spoken at numerous industry events, has authored multiple technical papers and patents and has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Mr. Breton holds a degree in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Telecommunications from the Sherbrooke University in Canada.
Dr. Le Helloco oversees the development of the InfoVista products portfolio and he is responsible for technological innovation and strategy as Chief Technical Officer. Prior to joining InfoVista, Dr. Le Helloco was CTO at Mentum, heading R&D and product management activities of the company. He has many years of experience in managing technological, product and R&D teams for various companies including Ericsson, Marconi, Siradel and Cap Gemini.
Dr. Le Helloco is an expert in the fields of signal processing, mobile networks and telecommunications, as well as software design and data systems. He has over 20 years of experience with most air interface technologies and network protocols and architectures, and has acted as a consultant to many public and private sector organizations including communication service providers and military organizations. An IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, he has authored numerous patents, published many articles and speaks frequently at industry events. Dr. Le Helloco holds a Ph.D. in communication systems and an MSc in electrical engineering from the National Institute of Applied Sciences in Rennes, France.
Mr. Benrey oversees all worldwide professional services, customer care and training activities. Joining the company in 2001, he previously served as Director of Customer Advocacy and VP Customer Support. Mr. Benrey’s prior industry experience encompasses various positions in customer service including Chief Service Officer for Clariteam from 1999 to 2001, (the first European MSP specialized in Quality of Services) and Director of Customer Services for ARCHE Communications, a leading French network integrator, from 1995 to 1999.
Additionally, he has served as an International Sales Manager and Manager of Professional Services for several high-tech companies in both France and the U.S. Mr. Benrey holds a Masters of International Business from the University of Lyon in France and as well as a degree in European Management from the University of Canterbury in England.
Vikas Trehan is SVP Global Channels for InfoVista based out of Dallas, TX. In this role, he is responsible to devise and execute a channel strategy that increases our global coverage and sales effectiveness for Enterprise product portfolio. In addition, he is in-charge of recruiting and managing new partners, including existing CSPs customers. Vikas brings over 20 years of telecom industry experience in diverse functional roles including R&D management, product management, product marketing and business development.
His career spans over both Telecom equipment vendors as well as OSS suppliers providing him a unique perspective for both networks and operations. Prior to joining InfoVista, he held senior product management and business development roles with Covaro Networks (acquired by Adva Optical Networking). Before that he worked with companies such as Siemens, DSET, Fujitsu and Alcatel. His areas of expertise and interests include various OSS domains and networking technologies including APM, SDN, Carrier Ethernet, IP/MPLS and Optical transport. Vikas has Master in Computer Science from North Carolina State University.
Mr. Acosta is responsible for sales to communications service providers, mobile operators and enterprises in InfoVista’s growing markets. Based out of Paris, he has more than 20 years of experience working with mission-critical software and services organizations serving communications service providers and large enterprise IT organizations. Prior to joining InfoVista in 2004, Mr. Acosta held several senior sales executive leadership positions with EMC, as a member of the Executive Leadership Team of the France and Africa business operations unit.
Before that, he held various sales and global management roles with Computer Associates, Sterling Software and Xerox. Mr. Acosta received a master’s degree in economics and information systems from Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne University.
Danilo Labovic, InfoVista’s SVP Sales, US and Europe, has more than 18 years of international sales and management experience in the online and network security industry. Prior to joining InfoVista, Danilo started his career at Reuters (now Thompson Reuters) playing a key role in building the company’s e-commerce platform and strategy as well as setting up and running the sales of Reuters' web based financial services across the EMEA region.
Danilo then moved on to VeriSign, initially managing VeriSign's UKI & Southern European SSL encryption & trust-mark business, eventually taking on a senior management position with EMEA sales responsibilities. He went on to become VeriSign's European Sales Director with full accountability across all products within VeriSign's authentication security services.
Prior to joining InfoVista, Danilo was Symantec's EMEA Enterprise Sales Director for their Trust Services business unit. He then moved to TRUSTe as their EMEA Managing Director and more recently he was Palo Alto Networks’ VP for the Southern European region.
Mr. Quartier oversees InfoVista’s global product management, product marketing and strategic alliances activities. Since joining the company in 2002, he has held a number of other positions in R&D and product management. Mr. Quartier’s prior industry experience encompasses various engineering, sales engineering and product management roles, including head of product management at TraceOne, a global leader in collaborative and SaaS solutions for the private label and branded goods industry.
He previously co-founded and served as the Chief Technical Officer at Clariteam, a managed service provider supporting quality of service and performance analysis of businesses’ IT systems, and sales engineer at ARCHE Communications, a market-leading French value-added reseller of ICT and network solutions to public and private sector organizations and communications service providers. Mr. Quartier received a master’s degree in network and system engineering from the Engineering School of Information and Digital Technologies (EFREI) in Paris, France.
Olivier Ghezi is responsible for worldwide sales operations and strategy. In this role, Olivier oversees ww presales, sales operations and strategy, sales enablement, maintenance renewals, inside sales and strategic initiatives. Prior to joining InfoVista in 2016, Olivier worked at Saba Software for more than 15 years where he founded Saba in EMEA South and held multiple senior sales and alliances management positions, including General Manager of Saba’s business in EMEA, APAC and LATAM. Before that, Olivier also served in sales and consulting management positions of progressive responsibility at IBM, Xerox and Atos.
Olivier Ghezi holds an MBA from Schiller International University and a master’s degree in computer science from Paris University.
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