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TMCNet:  SEVEN Networks Adds Mike Ward as Senior VP of Sales and Field Operations

[January 22, 2013]

SEVEN Networks Adds Mike Ward as Senior VP of Sales and Field Operations

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

SEVEN Networks®, a provider of innovative mobile solutions that manage smartphone signaling and data traffic on wireless networks, announced that Mike Ward has joined its executive team as senior vice president of worldwide sales and field operations. He reports to Ross Bott, SEVEN's (News - Alert) president and chief executive officer.

Ward is responsible for building SEVEN's worldwide customer base as well as developing and sustaining customer and partner relationships with a focus on growing the Open Channel™ mobile traffic management and optimization solution.

Open Channel eliminates the chatter caused by mobile apps that frequently request network connections for unnecessary updates. The solution also significantly lowers the amount of signaling and data traffic on the wireless netwrk by up to 40 percent without affecting the user experience.

"Mike's customer-first attitude is helping us to shape our sales effort to bring even more value to customers," Bott said. "His sales leadership has already been incredibly beneficial in aiding with the growth and development of Open Channel."

Prior to joining SEVEN, Ward served as senior vice president of sales at Metaswitch Networks where he spent eight years driving revenues from very early stage to well over $100 million while building and developing the company's worldwide sales organization. Prior to that, he held similar positions at Paradyne Networks and Corvis Corporation leading the companies' sales teams in domestic and international sales endeavors. Additionally, Ward was Vice President of Sales at Ascend Communications, and continued on with Lucent Technologies after their acquisition of Ascend, where he ultimately led a team of more than 200 with annual revenues well over $500 million.

Ward holds a BA in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master's in Engineering Management from the University of South Florida.


SEVEN® Networks develops innovative mobile software that helps mobile carriers and device manufacturers manage the explosion of traffic generated by mobile apps on wireless networks, bringing immediate capacity relief to overloaded networks.

SEVEN's flagship Open Channel™ is mobile network policy management and traffic optimization software that allows operators to gain visibility and optimize application traffic for all Android (News - Alert) devices. The product can monitor all data requests, enforce policies and eliminate unnecessary traffic. Tests have shown that by eliminating unnecessary requests, Open Channel can reduce the amount of signaling on the network by up to 40 percent.

SEVEN solutions are deployed worldwide at major carriers across the five continents. For more information, follow SEVEN online at or via social media on Twitter (News - Alert) at

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