|By Marketwired .||
|April 1, 2014 08:29 AM EDT|
LEE, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/01/14 -- Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX) today announced several changes to its executive team including the appointment of Walter A. Shephard as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), succeeding Gerard Feeney. Mr. Shephard brings a wealth of experience to Wave, most recently as Chief Financial Officer of Luminus Devices, where he was instrumental in the company's merger with Lightera.
"I would like to thank Jerry Feeney for his long years of service to Wave as the CFO and for his advice and counsel to me as I transitioned into my leadership role at Wave. I wish him the best in his future endeavors," said Wave CEO Bill Solms. "I am pleased to announce the appointment of Walter Shephard as the new CFO. Wave stands to benefit from Walter's keen business acumen and years of experience providing financial management and oversight to companies within the technology sector. His appointment is a critical step in completing my leadership team and in the overall restructuring of the company."
Prior to Luminus Devices, Mr. Shephard served as CFO, Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of Zygo Corporation, a publicly traded developer of ultra high-end precision optical systems. Previously, he was Vice President and CFO for GenRad Inc., a global hardware manufacturer and software developer. He holds an MBA from Babson College and a BS degree in Finance from Boston College.
The company also announced that its Board of Directors voted to confirm Mr. Solms as President of Wave. He was named CEO and Director in November.
Andrew Avery assumes the newly created posts of Senior Vice President, Global Business Development and Vice President, APAC Sales. As SVP of Global Business Development, Andy will be directly responsible for driving new business both with current partners and customers but also developing new markets for Wave's products and services. He will also be primarily responsible for sales revenue within the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Avery's previous positions include Vice President, Strategic Business Development and Vice President of OEM and Channel Sales.
Additionally, Simon Tidnam was promoted to Vice President Corporate Development, reporting to the CEO. Mr. Tidnam was previously the head of Marketing and Business development for Wave's Scrambls product team. Among his responsibilities will be the further development and commercialization strategy for Wave's Scrambls and Knowd products.
The changes within the executive team follow the additions of Lorraine Hariton and David Côté to the Board of Directors earlier this month.
About Wave Systems
Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX) reduces the complexity, cost and uncertainty of data protection by starting inside the device. Unlike other vendors who try to secure information by adding layers of software for security, Wave leverages the security capabilities built directly into endpoint computing platforms themselves. Wave has been a foremost expert on this growing trend, leading the way with first-to-market solutions and helping shape standards through its work as a board member for the Trusted Computing Group.
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