Our Executive Team
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Duarte is Chief Executive Officer of Infovista. Before joining as CEO in January 2019, he served as an active Non-Executive Director at Infovista from October 2016. Mr. Duarte has an extensive background leading publicly listed and privately held, global technology companies with a particular focus on high growth and transformation. Previously, he was CEO of Infinitas Learning and CEO of Unit4. Before Unit4, Mr. Duarte was at SAP for approximately 20 years. He was the founder of SAP Portugal and evolved through the ranks, having served as President, Global Services and Corporate Officer, President EMEA and India and President Latin America. He started his career at Unilever Portugal and Accenture (previously Andersen Consulting). Mr. Duarte currently holds Non-Executive Director positions in ProAlpha and Gelato.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Forlizzi is responsible for leading Infovista’s worldwide finance and administrative organization which includes overseeing finance, 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. 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.
Chief Marketing Officer
Ms. Ragland is responsible for worldwide marketing at Infovista, executing on the company’s global mission and vision, while strengthening the company’s U.S. brand. In addition she is tasked with stimulating increased demand for Infovista solutions and driving revenue growth across the entire product portfolio. Before joining Infovista, Ragland was the global vice president of corporate marketing at BroadSoft, overseeing all global marketing functions including brand awareness, public relations, events, digital and social strategy and internal communications. Prior to that, Ragland was at Avaya where she oversaw strategic marketing for the government solutions group and created multi-channel marketing campaigns to increase sales and brand awareness, supporting revenues of more than $510 million.
Chief Product Officer
Mike Wilkinson is Infovista’s Chief Product Officer where he is responsible for product strategy, product management and product marketing. Mike has extensive experience in the development and launching of cloud-based services in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Prior to Infovista, Mike has held various senior product positions including a healthcare start-up Lumeon where he developed digital transformation solutions with leading healthcare providers in the UK. Mike also led the worldwide go-to-market team in BroadSoft where he was responsible for working with many of the leading global service providers to productize and launch new cloud-based UC services.
Yann Le Helloco
Chief Technology Officer
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.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Kara Walsh is responsible for global HR, putting the people agenda and supporting infrastructure in place that runs along Infovista's full employee lifecycle to support the company's ambitious growth plans. With over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources, she has held numerous senior roles, most recently as the Executive Vice President/Chief HR Officer of UNIT 4 an ERP company. Prior to that she spent 10 years at SAP where she was responsible for 16,000 global employees. She also has extensive HR consulting experience working in the Private and Public Sector and has held leadership roles at American Power Conversion (APC- a Schneider Electric company) and Ingersoll Rand. She has also held a Lecturing post at the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology in Ireland. Walsh holds an MSc in Strategic HR from Sheffield Hallam University.
SVP Customer Care & Logistics
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.
Our Senior Management
SVP Americas Sales & Operations
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.
SVP Europe, Asia and Africa Sales & Operations
Mr. Khan has two decades of experience in the IT & telecoms industry. Today, he leads the Sales and solution services teams for East Europe, Asia and Africa, with responsibility for driving an established CSP mobile business and developing growth for Infovista's Enterprise business in the region. 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.
SVP Sales for Europe
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. 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.
SVP Global Channel Sales
Mr. Howes has responsibility for Infovista’s global channel sales team, leading all indirect sales and channel activity. Jon brings over 20 years of indirect sales and marketing experience to the Infovista team. Prior to joining Infovista, he has served as General Manager Global Enterprise Channels at Oracle Communications and previously has also held senior executive positions with Acme Packet and Juniper Networks. Mr. Howes began his career at Marconi Communications, is a graduate of Coventry University with post graduate study at The Kellog School, North Western University.
SVP Strategy, RAN Portfolio
Mr. Jakobsson is responsible for strategy, product management and marketing of Infovista’s RAN Portfolio. Part of the TEMS organization acquired by Infovista in 2016, Mr. Jakobsson has held key roles as Director of R&D, VP of Product Management and R&D. Mr. Jakobsson has 20 years of experience with proven experience in the mobile telecommunication industry, working with the development and introduction of a variety of products and managing highly skilled multi-site organizations. His experience ranges from building successful start-ups to various positions in multinational companies such as SAAB, Ericsson and Ascom. He has been instrumental in the evolution of the TEMS portfolio by driving technology and product innovation and will continue to work with with the evolution of Infovista's overall RAN Portfolio. Mr Jakobsson holds a BSc in Electronics and Computer Science from Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden.