Dave Hattey who has done a great job leading 3COM’s VoIP initiatives for years – and has spoken at TMC events in the past, has made the switch to SIPquest. The two companies are partners so they were familiar with each other before Hattey moved. I am not sure who may be taking his spot but Brian Allain just joined 3COM and could be the person who fills Hattey’s shoes. Allain has been in VoIP since the mid nineties and launched Avaya’s (Lucent at the time) foray into the IP PBX market . This is speculation so far and I am looking into the details now.
OTTAWA, ON-May 27, 2005: SIPquest, a leading developer of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) based IP Telephony software applications and technology, announced today that David Hattey will join the company June 1st as President, Chief Executive Officer, and member of the Board. Co-founder and current CEO, Alain Mouttham, stepped down for personal reasons and will continue to serve on the board and as Chief Technology Officer, mandated with delivering the company’s converged client strategy.
Jim Laird, board member and Vice President Investments at Covington Capital noted, “SIPquest is gaining significant traction in the industry, and we are seeing demand for converged multimedia clients rapidly growing. Alain has the vision and technical expertise to propel SIPquest to the position of market leader and bringing David on board allows him to do just that.” States Peter Diedrich, partner at Skypoint Capital, “With David’s business experience and Alain’s technology direction, we have the right team in place to seize both near and long-term business opportunities, driving our business plan forward.”
David has 24 years of telecom industry experience delivering strong business results. Prior to joining SIPquest, David served as Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Voice Solutions at 3Com, overseeing the defining, marketing, and implementation of 3Com’s voice solutions to Enterprises of all sizes. He served as President of EFJohnson Company, a provider of wireless communications systems for public safety, commercial, and government customers, leading a turnaround of the company that resulted in the first profitable year since going public 5 years earlier. Previously, David held executive and managerial positions in RACOM Corporation (privately held mobile operator), Ericsson, the Ericsson/GE joint venture, and General Electric.
SIPquest (www.sipquest.com) is a technology pioneer with specific expertise in Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). By embedding or bundling SIPquest SIP-based software products with their own products, telecom and datacom equipment vendors are able to take advantage of the growing demand for VoIP services and capabilities. IP Telephony is the superset encompassing more than just VoIP. SIPquest’s application and component suite also includes IP-based audio conferencing, video conferencing, data conferencing, application sharing, instant messaging, presence, a multimedia collaboration agent, voice mail, auto attendant, a SIP to H.323 signaling converter, an extensible SIP server and mobile WiFi roaming and collaboration capabilities. SIPquest is committed to expanding the use of SIP technologies through an exclusive licensing agreement with