Erik Lagerway who has in my opinion done a fabulous job of marketing Xten's products, signing up major partners (i.e. Yahoo) has stepped down as President of Xten Networks, but will continue as a consulting co-founder.
Here it is from the horses mouth - Erik's SIPThat blog - explaining the deal.
And from Yahoo News:
Xten Networks, Inc. (OTCBB: XNWK - News), a provider of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), Video over IP, Instant Messaging (IM), and Presence SIP softphones, today announced that Mr. Larry Timlick has been appointed as President and a Director of the company, effective June 17, 2005.
"Larry brings experienced leadership and management expertise to Xten. His vision combined with over two decades of sales and management experience will be a great asset to our team, our shareholders and our customers," said Mark Bruk, co founder and Chairman of Xten. "Larry brings a keen understanding of the global communications industry, as well as the right combination of strategic insight and operational discipline to Xten."
With over 22 years of technical sales and management experience, the last 13 years of which was at Cisco Systems Canada, Larry brings extensive knowledge of the Enterprise and Service Provider markets. Larry was responsible for developing a sales region for Telus, a major telecommunications carrier in Canada, which was named Region of the Year, Americas International FY 2004. Under his leadership in this region, sales and technical teams increased accounts from $25 million to over $115 million in two years. Larry had many accomplishments with Cisco Systems, including: Top Americas International Performer - Regional Manager FY 2000; Highest Regional Percentage of Goal - Americas International FY 2000 (152% of Goal); Top Canadian Regional Performance FY 2001 - Western Region Service Providers (120% of Goal); and Top Customer Satisfaction Americas International FY 2002. As the first Cisco Systems Employee in Western Canada, Larry expanded the business and opened offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina and Winnipeg. Larry has also held management positions with AT&T Canada and Telex/Tulsa Computer Products.
"Xten has an outstanding team that has developed award-winning technologies in one of the hottest sectors in communications, as is shown by Xten's customer and partner base. I look forward to strengthening relationships with our current customers, building relationships with future customers, delivering new products and services to the market, and capturing maximum value for Xten from our industry alliances," said Larry Timlick, President and a Director of Xten. In the near term, we will focus on driving value by developing new products and services for service providers, cable operators, MSOs, Internet telephony service providers, ISPs, IP PBX manufacturers and OEMs, including set-top box manufacturers and VoIP device manufacturers."