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Press Release -- June 19th, 2013
Source: Overture Networks

Overture Names Christopher Swan Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Services

New executive to focus on global adoption of Ensemble OSA™ and Carrier Ethernet solutions

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., June 19, 2013 Overture, innovating at the metro edge for service providers and network operators worldwide, today announced the appointment of Christopher Swan to senior vice president of Global Sales and Services.  He will be responsible for leading Overture’s worldwide sales force and overseeing customer solution delivery and support. With more than 24 years industry experience, Mr. Swan has a proven track record of delivering high-impact solutions that streamline operational processes and enable new services.

“Industry innovators are driving massive change at the service provider metro edge that will revolutionize how services are delivered and managed.  Overture is leading the charge with Ensemble OSA™ – an architecture that is quickly gaining momentum with its focus on streamlining new service creation, activation and assurance,” said Mike Aquino, president and CEO, Overture. “Chris brings a great deal of relevant experience in service enablement, security and big data analytics that feature prominently in our vision.  I am excited to have him join the team and know that he will quickly make an impact.”

Prior to joining Overture, Swan held senior executive positions at Spirent, Syndesis, and Narus where he earned recognition for greatly increasing revenue and driving expansion into new markets and technology domains.  He holds B.S. degrees in Finance and Accounting from Virginia Tech and has also received executive training from University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and University of Pennsylvania’s The Wharton School.

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About Overture Networks

Overture is the preferred provider of Carrier Ethernet solutions for the metro edge. Known for innovative solutions that enable high-capacity Ethernet services over any media including fiber, copper and TDM, Overture has extended its commitment to innovation with Ensemble OSA™. Ensemble OSA is the industry’s first open architecture that brings the benefits of the cloud, Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization, (NFV) and open innovation to the metro edge. By leveraging Overture’s Carrier Ethernet expertise and this new open architecture for software-defined services, network operators and service providers worldwide can maximize operational efficiencies and introduce new revenue-generating services on a scale never before possible.

Overture is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, with sales offices around the globe. For more information, visit

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