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Openwave Messaging Appoints New Executives

Openwave Messaging Inc., the leading global provider of innovative messaging software solutions, today announced two new executive appointments. Dean Bogarde has been appointed Vice President of Worldwide Professional Services and Andrew Byrne has been appointed Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Both executives will report to David Ratner, president and CEO of Openwave Messaging.

Andrew Byrne, Openwave Messaging's Vice President of Worldwide Sales (Photo: Business Wire)

Andrew Byrne, Openwave Messaging's Vice President of Worldwide Sales (Photo: Business Wire)

As Vice President, Worldwide Professional Services, Dean Bogarde leads Openwave Messaging's professional services teams around the world, with a focus on delivering successful deployments and ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction. Andrew Byrne, Openwave Messaging’s new Vice President of Worldwide Sales will lead global sales efforts to secure new customers, expand the company’s mailbox footprint, increase market share, and continue to drive long-term successful relationships with existing customers.

The new executive appointments follow Openwave Messaging’s announcement last December 2013, that it had acquired Critical Path, Inc. The newly combined company is the undisputed global market leader for white-label messaging systems with over 400 million mailboxes installed worldwide and a 35% market share from named software vendors. The Company has continued to build momentum with a new security product announcement in early February for RazorGate® 5.

“Dean and Andrew are excellent additions to our executive team and bring highly relevant expertise in software delivery and global sales,” said Dave Ratner, president and CEO of Openwave Messaging. “Two of our top priorities are improving our product deployment efficiencies and growing our global customer base. We are very pleased to have Dean and Andrew on board to lead the way.”

Since the acquisition, Openwave Messaging has focused on increasing overall customer satisfaction, securing new customers, and extending and solidifying its product portfolio. Earlier this month, Openwave Messaging announced RazorGate® 5, a next generation security offering that provides world-class messaging security and protection from spam, viruses, malware and other attacks. The RazorGate® 5 security solution, the first new product announced since the acquisition, addresses both the Service Provider and Enterprise markets. RazorGate® 5 delivers a complete set of security features with flexible deployment options.

New Executive Team Bios

Dean Bogarde has over two decades of technology consulting experience and has lead teams around the world in the delivery of professional services across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, information technology, financial services, and the public sector. Prior to joining Openwave Messaging, Bogarde was Senior Director of Professional Services for Guidance Software. Before Guidance, he worked at Infor Global Solutions where he was Senior Director of Consulting Services and Professional Services Director, and was responsible for managing and growing multiple ERP consulting practices across the globe.

Over the last decade, Andrew Byrne developed a deep expertise and knowledge of both the telecom and software industries, and has built a record of success in various sales positions. Byrne was Vice President of Sales in charge of global channels and global messaging and email at Banyan Systems, a leader in email and communications. Before joining Openwave Messaging, Byrne was Vice President of Global Accounts for Infor Global Solutions. Byrne also held various many management positions at Infor Global Solutions including Vice President of Process Sales and Vice President of Manufacturing Sales.

About Openwave Messaging

Openwave Messaging is the leading global provider of innovative messaging solutions for service providers and enterprise companies. The world-class product portfolio includes a complete messaging environment optimized for today’s most complex messaging requirements, including support for millions of mailboxes, unlimited storage, modern security controls, identity management, open APIs for internal and external integration, and a true five-nines messaging platform. The Company’s products are available as software or appliances, and can be deployed on premise, in a hosted datacenter or in the Cloud. Openwave Messaging is headquartered in Redwood City, California and has offices in Ireland, the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, China and Japan. The Company is privately held by Marlin Equity Partners, a global investment firm. For more information, please visit www.owmessaging.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @owMessaging.

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