Metaswitch Networks, a company powering the transition of communication networks into a cloud-based, software-centric, all-IP future, has announced that its board of directors has appointed Martin Lund as the company’s new CEO. Mr. Lund joins Metaswitch from Cadence Design Systems, where he has served as senior vice president and general manager of the company’s IP Group since 2012.
Martin Lund has been appointed to lead Metaswitch Networks into the next phase of its growth, building on the momentum in its business and consumer communications, network interconnect, and cloud network virtualization solutions.
Former CEO John Lazar, who joined Metaswitch Networks in 1987 as a software engineer, will remain at Metaswitch as chairman of its board of directors.
“Martin’s extensive experience in the technology industry, which includes having built and led a multibillion-dollar business unit at a Fortune 500 company, will be instrumental in helping us guide Metaswitch during the next stage of its development and growth,” said John Lazar. “We are extremely pleased that he has chosen to join us and look forward to his leadership as we seek to help network operators continue toward a cloud-based, software-centric, all-IP future.”
Founded in 1981, Metaswitch Network has built a global customer base of more than 1,000 wireline, wireless, cable, and enterprise network operators. Metaswitch is a network software provider capable of helping network operators become more software-centric. As CEO, Mr. Lund will focus on accelerating development of Metaswitch’s most disruptive technologies and expanding Metaswitch’s market share and reach as a company providing software solutions for network operators.
“Metaswitch Networks is one of the best positioned players in the communications space today, and it has fantastic potential,” said Martin Lund. “It has strong momentum in development and deployment of software solutions to help network operators around the world simplify operations, reduce costs, and accelerate revenues. This is an exciting time to be in the global communications space, and Metaswitch has the ability and agility to take advantage of the industry’s market changes and technology transitions.”