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Press Release -- October 17th, 2013
Source: Overture Networks

Overture Names Mark Purdom Vice President of Sales, EMEA

Seasoned sales executive to focus on expanding the market opportunities for the company’s Carrier Ethernet solutions and Ensemble OSA™ within the region

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Oct. 15, 2013 Overture, innovating at the metro edge for service providers and network operators worldwide, today announced the appointment of Mark Purdom to vice president of Sales, EMEA. He will be responsible for leading Overture’s regional sales force and overseeing solutions development and support for customers within Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Mr. Purdom brings over 18 years of executive sales experience to Overture and has earned a reputation for a collaborative, solutions-focused approach to help customers solve their revenue and operational challenges.

“Mark is a great addition to our sales leadership team. He has a deep understanding of how the combination of Carrier Ethernet and Ensemble OSA™ will be a game changer for service creation, activation and assurance,” said Chris Swan, Overture’s senior vice president of Global Sales and Services. “Mark brings the experience, relationships and results to Overture that I am confident will help grow strategic deployments of our industry-leading solutions.”

Prior to joining Overture, Purdom held executive sales positions at BroadSoft, Inc., Calient Networks and Newport Networks, Ltd., where he was recognized for creating enduring relationships, growing revenue and driving market expansion. He holds an MBA from the University of Surrey, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Sports Science and Leisure Studies from De Montfort University.

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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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