Aricent Appoints Hari Haran as Chief Sales Officer Experienced sales and business development executive to help premier engineering services and software company scale to the next level Business Wire REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- December 11, 2013 Aricent, a premier engineering services and software company, today announced the appointment of Hari Haran as its Chief Sales Officer, effectively immediately. Haran will report to CEO Frank Kern, and brings a proven track record of strong sales results and successful business development to his new role. “On behalf of our employees worldwide, I’m thrilled to welcome Hari to Aricent’s leadership team at this pivotal time in our company’s history,” said Frank Kern, CEO, Aricent. “Together, we have already achieved remarkable growth, but there are tremendous opportunities in the marketplace. Hari will continue to grow our business globally and successfully lead us to new heights with his intense focus on customers and solutions.” With close to three decades of extensive global experience in telecom, wireless, broadband, convergence and engineering services, Haran was most recently President and Head of Global Sales at Persistent Systems, Inc. During his five year tenure at Persistent, the company’s sales force, under Haran’s leadership, spearheaded substantial revenue growth. Prior to Persistent, Haran spent several years in a variety of senior sales, services and operations positions at companies including Openwave Systems, Lucent Technologies and Bell Labs. As Chief Sales Officer, Haran will be responsible for driving all of Aricent’s global sales and business development efforts, and will be based in Redwood City, CA, the company’s headquarters. "I admire where Aricent has been, but am even more excited for where we are going,” said Hari Haran, Chief Sales Officer, Aricent. “I look forward to working with the entire Aricent team and our global sales force to drive our next phase of growth in 2014 and beyond.” Haran completed the executive management curriculum at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania as well as a MS in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He received his MBA from the University of Louisiana, Monroe, and has a BS in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. About Aricent Aricent is the world’s premier engineering services and software company. We specialize in inventing, developing and maintaining our clients’ most ambitious initiatives in the connectivity space. Combining over 20 years of communications expertise with a force of over 10,000 dedicated software engineers, Aricent is the only company in the world that offers the scale, experience and proven technologies necessary to deliver for a growing list of global companies, bringing the next generation of breakthrough, connected products to market. frog, the global leader in innovation and design, based in San Francisco, is part of Aricent. The company’s key investors are Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and Sequoia Capital. Contact: Aricent RenéLink, (858) 337-3300 Senior Vice President and Chief Demand/Marketing Officer Rene.Link@aricent.com
Aricent Appoints Hari Haran as Chief Sales Officer
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