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. Pugerude has responsibility for InfoVista’s global sales team, leading strategic growth initiatives and driving plans to expand from its existing strong base. Mark brings 27 years of sales and marketing experience to the leadership team. Prior to joining InfoVista, he served as President of Global Sales for GENBAND and has also held senior executive positions in companies that include Broadwing Communications and Nokia Networks, as well as service providers, such as PingTone Communications.
Mark’s experience spans sales roles focused on both the private sector, including telecommunication carriers and large enterprise businesses, as well as the public sector, such as government agencies. He has a global focus, having conducted business in more than 80 countries, covering all major economies, and has played a key role in M&A and investment activities. Mr. Pugerude began his career at Motorola and is a graduate of Syracuse University.
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.
Ms. Nello is Vice President, Human Resources for InfoVista. Emmanuelle joined InfoVista in September 2016 to accelerate the company's transformation through efficient integration of acquisitions, attracting and developing the best talent and building a culture of engagement, agility and innovation. Ms. NELLO leads also training, workforce planning, employee relations, compensation, benefits and diversity initiatives.
Prior to joining InfoVista, Ms. Nello served, from 2014 to 2016, as Business Partner/HR Director for Axway, a multinational company with Headquarters in France and the US, where she got acquainted with the software service industry, accompanied strong cultural changes and transformation, and managed successful people integration following several acquisitions at global level.Before that, she developed her HR career in HR within TCL Communication, further to the acquisition of the Alcatel Brand by the Chinese corporation. In this venture, she played a major role in the company's overall performance, leading organizational strategy, promoting operational effectiveness, and elevating team performance. She was instrumental during the 10 years of TCL Communication investing in the mobile industry under the Alcatel brand name, giving the pioneer mobile brand a new stature, with a large portfolio of devices and a strong worldwide position. Interestingly, Ms. Nello has also served in leadership roles in marketing for the pharmaceutical industry. She holds a bachelor's degree from IGS HR management school, and earned a master's degree in International Human Resources from ENS/ENSAM. She is married and is the mother of 3 children.
Mr. Joly oversees all of InfoVista’s worldwide customer care and supply chain activities. Since joining InfoVista in 2002, Mr. Joly has served in several key roles, having been Director of Professional Services for EMEA and AP regions, as well as WW VP Customer Care. In addition, Mr. Joly has held a number of positions in the R&D organization, including acting as Head of the Product Management group for the Service Assurance Business Line.
Mr. Joly has proven experience in the telecoms industry, encompassing both project management and technical roles with French operators, such as Bouygues Telecom and SFR. Mr. Joly holds a Master’s degree in Digital Communication from the Engineering School of Electronic Technologies (ESIEE) in Paris, France.”
Over the past 30 years, Andy Asava has directed global strategic initiatives across the globe, playing a leadership role at a wide range of companies throughout the telecommunications space, from start-ups to major global enterprises. Before Joining InfoVista in 2017, Mr. Asava drove enterprise sales growth at GENBAND as the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Sales. Prior to this, he was the Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Business Development at Sipera Systems, a Sequoia-backed Unified Communication Security company, which was acquired by Avaya.
Mr. Asava began his career at Nortel Networks, where he served sixteen years as a trusted advisor to the top 100 global wireless carriers, before growing his international business acumen through opportunities across continents. While based in Paris, for instance, he was responsible for the UMTS Radio Access portfolio for Western Europe, while once based in Hong Kong, Mr. Asava was the Chief Technology Officer for Wireless Internet for Asia-Pacific.
Mr. Khan has nearly two decades of experience in the telecoms industry. Today, he leads the Sales and Operations teams for Europe, Asia and Africa, with responsibility for driving growth of the mobile business and CSP sales across the region. He joined the TEMS team in 2011 and has held a number of senior roles during his tenure, spanning both commercial and leadership positions.
Mr. Khan’s experience includes both CSPs and vendors domains, having served with a number of vendors and operators in different countries across the globe, fulfilling technical management and sales management roles. Mr. Khan is a proven sales leader and an expert in the area of network planning, optimization and performance management solutions and services. Mr. Khan began his career at Mobilink Orascom as an RF Engineer and his professional experience has also included periods with Wataniya Telecom, Telenor, Aircom International, and Nexus Telecom. An Engineer by education, Mr. Khan holds an Honors degree in Electrical Engineering from the NED University of Engineering in Pakistan.
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.
Vikas Trehan is SVP Global Channels for InfoVista based out of Dallas, TX. In this role, he is responsible for devising and executing 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 telecom equipment vendors to OSS suppliers providing him with a unique perspective of 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. 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.
Mr Bristow is Senior Vice President, Sales for Europe. He is an accomplished sales leader with a long history of managing high performance teams, spanning multiple geographies. James has a deep background in cloud, infrastructure and SaaS solutions, as well as long exposure to enterprise and service provider markets. Previously, James was VP EMEA Service Providers for Juniper Networks and VP EMEA for Alcatel Enterprise. He has consistently built and led teams to out-perform strategic goals.
Prior to joining InfoVista, James had gained more than 25 years of technology sales experience selling communications software, infrastructure and services, through a range of direct sales, indirect channels and strategic partnerships, gained with industry leaders such as Bay Networks, Broadsoft and Bridgewater Systems. His international experience extends to residencies in EMEA, APAC and NA regions. With an MBA from Oxford Brookes University, James brings an entrepreneurial focus to drive success in strategic sales performance and team development.
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