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Silicon Valley based MATRIXX Software is committed to helping Telco’s reinvent themselves into leaders of the digital economy. Our multi-patented MATRIXX Digital Commerce platform was built from scratch to serve as the foundation for next-generation IT architectures capable of powering rapid transformation. Through innovations in engineering, product, sales and deployment, we empower Communications Service Providers with the speed, agility and autonomy they need to give their customers modern, digital experiences.
Why? Because, once they’ve seen what MATRIXX can do, they want to be a part of it.
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MATRIXX was co-founded in 2008 by telecom industry veteran Dave Labuda. His revolutionary vision: making it possible for every Telco & Digital Service Provider to realize the benefits of digital transformation. Dave Labuda co-founded Portal Software in 1994, creating the first real-time billing and revenue management solution for internet and communications service providers. As CTO, he led the architectural design and product strategy of the company. After stepping into the CEO role in 2004, he successfully sold the company to Oracle in 2006. Dave then served as CTO of Oracle’s Communications Global Business Unit until February 2008, providing architectural vision for the new organization and acting as a key advisor on several strategic acquisitions. He started his career at Sun Microsystems working for 8 years in the UNIX Operating Systems group. Dave also serves as a board member for Aria Systems. He holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and has 13 patents issued with several more pending.
MATRIXX Founder and Vice President of Marketing, Jennifer Kyriakakis, brings deep expertise in both telecoms and software with roles ranging from complex systems delivery to technical sales to strategic marketing. Her 20 plus years of experience helping Telcos reinvent themselves has propelled the growth of MATRIXX into markets all over the globe. In 2009, Jennifer co-founded MATRIXX Software with the vision of transforming how Telcos do in business in the digital economy.
Jennifer is a Forbes contributor and is often recognized for her impact on the industry. Some of those acknowledgments include being named Women in IT Entrepreneur of the Year by Information Age, Women to Know in Mobile from Martech Executive, 2017 Women of Influence by Silicon Valley Business Journal, Gold Innovator of the Year and Silver Entrepreneur of the Year by Women World Awards and most recently a Women in Business Gold Stevie®. As a panelist and keynote speaker, she has shared her thoughts on the topics of leadership and technology at events including Mobile World Congress, Big Communications Event, TM Forum Live and Telecom Council Mobile Forum.
Milan Parikh brings extensive experience in financial management and business operations. His experience spans a variety of industries including entertainment, wireless communications, Internet and enterprise software. Milan has managed over $250 million in public and private financings and M&A transactions. Prior to joining MATRIXX, Milan was Chief Financial Officer of Fan TV, a provider of next generation entertainment discovery platforms, which was acquired by Rovi Corp. Milan has also held various financial management positions at venture-backed start-ups Vuze, Inc., AlterEgo Networks, Prio, Inc. (acquired by Infospace) and also at publicly-traded companies Pixar Animation Studios and Electronics for Imaging. Milan began his career at Price Waterhouse, and holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.
As the Chief Revenue Officer, Martin leads worldwide field operations at MATRIXX Software. With a portfolio that includes both worldwide sales and partner engagement, Martin is tasked with penetrating new market segments and enhancing enterprise customer engagements. With more than 20 years of global sales and executive leadership experience, Martin’s organizations are committed to taking market share in a highly professional manner, and are exemplified by their high energy and passion for customer success. Prior to joining MATRIXX, Martin was Chief Executive Officer at Resolve Systems which was acquired by Insight Venture Partners. Before Resolve Systems, Martin held several executive sales leadership roles at SuccessFactors and InQuira. Before moving into leadership, Martin successfully sold for Clarify and ARDIS, a Motorola/IBM wireless joint venture.
Martin started his career as a mechanical engineer in the aerospace industry and holds an MBA in Marketing, International Finance and Economics from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois.
David Levy has extensive experience delivering enterprise class, high performance, scalable software. Prior to MATRIXX, he worked for over 10 years at Portal Software (acquired by Oracle) as a senior engineering director. He led several of Portal’s largest and most successful billing and charging benchmarks in cooperation with many of the world’s leading communications companies. Before that, he provided technical leadership in the area of performance engineering at the data warehouse software company Red Brick Systems (now part of IBM). David holds a Ph.D in Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Damon Wheaton brings over 20 years of experience in the telecom sector managing large program implementations and driving operational success at mobile service providers. At MATRIXX, he’s responsible for exceeding the success requirements for our large customers. Before joining MATRIXX, Damon worked to implement programs at Liberty Global, COLT, Vodafone and Cable & Wireless, and held operational roles at BT and Motorola, managing complex national network rollouts. He’s a specialist program lead in understanding requirements in the OSS/BSS sector and managing multi-disciplinary teams that lead digital transformation. Damon began his career in Deloitte Consulting’s SI group solving complex system migration challenges. He is a Prince 2 Practitioner and holds a TMForum Career Certified Business Development Manager qualification.
Mark Grech has extensive legal expertise in commercial law, corporate compliance and intellectual property. Prior to MATRIXX, Mark was a member of the Legal Department at Oracle Corporation serving as the chief legal counsel for Oracle’s Communications Global Business Unit. At Oracle, Mark was lead counsel for numerous complex and strategic license and services transactions and provided legal support for Oracle’s Software-as-a-Service operations. Mark also served as Associate General Counsel for Portal Software. While at Portal, Mark was responsible for managing the commercial law organization, implementing the Company’s corporate compliance and training programs, litigation oversight, managing the company’s intellectual property portfolio and advising the executive management team and board of directors. Mark holds a J.D. from Santa Clara University Law School.
Vineet Sachdev is a seasoned product management, marketing and pre-sales executive with over 20 years of experience in the telecom and data networking industry. Vineet serves as the Vice President of Product Management at MATRIXX, and has the responsibility to drive overall product strategy and roadmap. Most recently, Vineet was the Vice President of Solutions and Pre-Sales at SS8 Networks where he was a key member of the global executive team selling cyber security and big data analytics solutions to telecom service providers and law enforcement agencies. Previously, Vineet was with N.E.T. (acquired by Sonus Networks) where he managed two distinct product lines in the areas of Session Border Controller and Multi-service Edge Router/Switch. In this role, he developed and managed long-term strategies for those product lines while consistently driving tactical revenue projects worldwide. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from the Motilal Nehru National Institute Of Technology, India.
As MATRIXX Software’s VP of Operations and Chief of Staff, Bill Highstreet works directly with leadership to achieve strategic and operational goals while driving cross-functional initiatives, projects and commitments throughout the company. Bill has immersed himself into Silicon Valley tech, holding key positions with companies such as Hewlett Packard, Agilent Technologies and Juniper Networks. During his tenure, he established strategic delivery models and tracking methodologies that resulted in significant performance improvements. His wealth of knowledge and professional expertise includes finance, IT, warehouse and distribution operations, software operations, service and support, sales administration and re-marketing.
Bill holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from San Jose State University and accreditations from Northwestern University Executive Programs, including Logistics and Distribution Management and Information Technology and Competitive Advantage.
Terry Wong brings over 20 years of experience to her role as MATRIXX Software’s Vice President of Human Resources. After attending San Jose State University, Terry developed and sharpened her HR expertise both in small start-ups and larger public companies, including Magma Design Automation and Cepheid. Prior to joining MATRIXX Software, Terry was the first HR professional hired at Nimble Storage. She supported its IPO in 2013, driving the company’s global HR strategy and growing the businesses from 150 employees to over 1,300 in more than 25 countries.
Sean Hannan-Bobe brings 25 years of enterprise software sales and sales management to MATRIXX. Prior to MATRIXX he held positions at Computervision (acquired by PTC), Portal Software (acquired by Oracle) and BigFix (acquired by IBM). Sean has developed business internationally throughout his career addressing markets across the Americas; EMEA and Asia Pacific. He holds a BSc in Engineering and Business Management from Loughborough University in the UK.
Regarded for his expertise in transformation, Jeremy’s sales, business development & strategy work has kept him at the forefront of change across Asian region for over twenty years. Since joining MATRIXX in 2014, Jeremy’s relentless focus on using transformation journies to unlock value through change has helped him to deliver several major projects across the region. Prior to joining MATRIXX, his career highlights include stints at BT, in addition to leadership roles at Vodafone, Sooncorp of Malaysia, Skynet Global, Pacnet & Optus. Originally from Australia, Jeremy has a technical diploma in electrical engineering. Based in Singapore, Jeremy founded Hope Indochina Ride Organisation which raises both awareness and funds for the Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation.
Ali Harfouche is currently MATRIXX Software’s Vice President and Head of Sales for the Middle East and Africa. He is primarily responsible for growing MATRIXX business in the MEA region and helping customers transform successfully to digital operating models using MATRIXX patented technologies.
Ali has over 22 years of experience working with Telecom and software firms. Prior to joining MATRIXX, he worked with Oracle in Dubai where he was responsible for the MEA CGBU sales consulting organization. Ali has also held key positions for seven different Telecom providers in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, providing him the opportunity to work with legacy BSS systems and vendors (NEPs).
He appreciates an operational experience coupled with a vendor experience and considers the cutting edge, digitally enabled, technologies and BSS with MATRIXX to be transformative.
As Vice President of Sales for Europe, George Fraser is a driven and methodical leader known for building high-performing teams, developing long-lasting business partnerships and conducting productive negotiations. With over 25 years of mobile and web experience within the telecommunications and media industries, his encouragement, insight and leadership have resulted in a strong track record of growth.
Before joining the MATRIXX team, George was Vice President of Europe, Middle East and Africa for CSG International, managing international sales and service organizations across five continents. In addition, he has held key leadership roles at Limelight Networks, Motricity and AOL. George has a BSc (Hons) in Banking and Finance from Loughborough University and was formerly an international athlete, representing both Great Britain and Scotland in the 400 meters.
John Keohane brings over 20 years of Communications Industry, business development, strategic alliances and sales management experience to the MATRIXX team. Prior to MATRIXX, John worked for Portal Software (acquired by Oracle) where he drove a number of significant new business wins with global mobile, fixed line and content companies. John went on to an EMEA business development role in the Oracle Communications Global Business Unit and has held similar roles with Compaq Computers and SAS. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Brunel University.
Robin Langdon has been architecting and delivering all aspects of a real-time digital lifestyle for over 25 years, with the last 15 years spent focused on the Communications Industry. Prior to MATRIXX, he worked for Portal Software (acquired by Oracle) as a lead solution architect spanning both OSS & BSS for tier-1 operators. Previously, he has worked for Netonomy, Cap Gemini & IGiS pioneering real-time information delivery solutions. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Computer Science from the University of Reading, UK.
As the Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Partners, Brian Hill defines the global alliance and partnership strategy for MATRIXX and facilitates high-performing collaborations with industry leaders. An innovative problem solver who is passionate about the cost-effective adoption and alignment of IT solutions to drive measurable, incremental business value, Brian exemplifies excellent analytical skills as well as the aptitude for strengthening new and ongoing relationships.
With more than 28 years of experience in management, consulting and sales leadership, Brian has spent the majority of his career in the telecoms industry, working with major service providers across six continents. Before joining MATRIXX, he held principal executive positions with IBM Global Business Services and Vodafone Global Enterprise. He currently is based in Singapore where his passion outside of work is racing yachts.
Vice President of Market Development, Rob Snijder, has developed mobile service innovations with early and mid-stage startups in various countries since 2000. Through his experience of building MVNOs and MVNEs, his expertise in IoT and his roaming technology patents, Rob channels his passion about how these innovations will change our lives into his role at MATRIXX.
Before joining the MATRIXX team, Rob served as CTO at Teleena (NL) where he oversaw the commercial and technical launch of a full suite of IoT solutions and introduced MATRIXX as the core of its real-time managed service platform back in 2014.
Rob holds a Master of Science degree in Cognitive Psychology and Statistics from the University of Groningen and a Master of Business Administration/Informatics through the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and the Georgia State University exchange program.
Graham Pearce has worked in Technical and Customer Support Services for more than 25 years, 15 in the Communications Industry. Prior to joining MATRIXX, Graham held senior roles in in Portal Software and Oracle providing global support leadership for BSS and SDP products. Graham started his IT career working for the Amdahl Corporation where he provided field support for S370/S390 mainframes and disk subsystems, moving into an Opens Systems support role encompassing Cray and Sun hardware, Solaris, Linux and Windows NT operating systems.
Nicholas Cole has worked in the Communications Industry for over 15 years in various roles in Professional Services and Consulting. Prior to MATRIXX, Nicholas worked for Portal Software (acquired by Oracle) for over 10 years delivering projects from pre-sales activities right through to production deployment as Technical Account Manager and Solution Architect. In Oracle he worked with several Tier 1 operators as Enterprise Architect covering Oracle’s extensive communications software application footprint. As lead Architect Nicholas worked on Oracle Communications Global Business Unit’s largest mobile operator BSS/OSS transformation programme at the time. Nicholas started his career in software with Sybase as Technical Consultant involved with customers in both the Finance and Communications industry. He holds a MA Joint Honours in Computing Science and Management Studies from the University of Aberdeen.
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