NMS Communications

NMS Communications (formerly Natural Microsystems) designed and marketed technology-leading communications systems and building blocks for innovative voice, video and data services on wireless and landline networks. In 2001, NMS reorganized from a horizontal, functional structure to multiple business units, grew by acquisitions, eventually diversified and sold the Platforms Business assets to Dialogic in 2008.

– Senior VP, Products and Technology Strategy, Platforms Solutions Business Unit, 2005 to 2008

Helped the mature Platforms Solutions Business with the necessary optimizations to reduce costs and improve margins, such as: outsourcing of product maintenance, delegation of product development activities, and perfecting operations relating to the supply chain. At the same time, investigated new and adjacent growing markets to diverse R&D investments. Representative Accomplishments include:
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  • Advanced Telephony Computing Architecture (ATCA)
  • Integration of Openera – Bangalore, India
  • New Product Introduction (NPI) Team
  • The Spark Initiative
  • Selling the Platforms Business of NMS

– Senior VP, Next Generation Platforms, Advanced Platforms Group, 2002 to 2004

Focused on product and technology strategy for three business units: Platforms Solutions, Network Solutions and Network Infrastructure; assembled a team of 12 senior architects and additional “virtual” designers within the business units, located in Framingham-MA, Montreal-QB, Redbank-NJ and Israel. Reported directly to the CEO along with the GMs. Representative Accomplishments include:

  • Scalable Enhanced Services Architecture
  • Succession Planning

– Senior VP and General Manager: Network Access Business Unit, 2001 to 2002

Managed InnoMedia Logic (IML) Montreal, QC after it was acquired by NMS in 2000; challenged with operating inefficiencies, product delivery issues and defaulting to customer contracts. Representative Accomplishments include:

  • Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) Gateways
  • Establishing New Business Unit