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Aricent Appoints Hari Haran as Chief Sales Officer

  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
 
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