Leapstone Names Communications Industry Executive Jennifer Smith Byers To Lead Its Sales & Marketing Effort

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Leapstone Names Communications Industry Executive Jennifer Smith Byers To Lead Its Sales & Marketing Effort

Leapstone Systems, a leading supplier of IMS-compliant service delivery and content management solutions for service providers, today announced that communications industry veteran Jennifer Smith Byers has been appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Leapstone. She will report to Rick Orriss, President and CEO, Leapstone.

Smith Byers brings extensive communications industry, software and applications experience to Leapstone from over 20 years at AT&T and Lucent Technologies, where she most recently served as Vice President of Global Sales for Lucent’s Network Operations Software division. In this role, Smith Byers was responsible for the worldwide sales of network operations software and related services to service providers and enterprises.

In other leadership positions at Lucent and AT&T, Smith Byers managed a variety of executive-level responsibilities, including sales/sales operations, marketing, product management, and applications and systems development activities. These roles included director of product management and business strategy for Lucent’s Intelligent Network unit, where she managed the development and marketing of an entire portfolio of applications and services designed for wireless and wireline service providers.

Smith Byers holds a MBA from the University of Dayton and Master’s degree in computer science from Kansas State University. She also earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science and economics from Denison University.

“Jenny is an excellent addition to our leadership team,” said Rick Orriss, President and CEO of Leapstone. “Her extensive industry experience, especially in the software and applications space, will help ensure Leapstone continues its unsurpassed level of meeting our customers’ needs as we continue to grow along with the market.”

“With its suite of carrier-grade products and successful experience from top-tier commercial deployments, Leapstone is well-positioned to emerge as a technology leader for service providers,” said Smith Byers. “We plan to continue to capitalize on the vast, emerging opportunities presented by next-generation of IP-enabled applications such as IPTV, Voice over IP (VoIP) and fixed-mobile convergence.”

Leapstone's Communications Convergence Engine (CCE)

Leapstone’s highly flexible CCE service delivery platform enables service providers to tap new revenue sources, create differentiated service bundles, enhance customer retention and speed time-to-market. With the growth of broadband networks and the promise of fixed-mobile convergence architectures like IMS, service providers that deploy the Leapstone CCE will be in an ideal position to expand and evolve their product portfolios to include a virtually unlimited array of multimedia applications and services.

About Leapstone Systems

Leapstone Systems delivers intelligent service delivery and content management solutions to network operators. The Communications Convergence Engine product suite enables operators to accelerate revenues via rapid service introduction and reduce costs as a result of simplified integration and improved management of network resources. Leapstone’s solutions have been deployed by top tier network operators worldwide, including SBC, Verizon Wireless and Qwest.

Leapstone is privately held and headquartered in New Jersey, USA. The company has sales offices and technical centers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. Additional news and information about the company is available at http://www.leapstone.com.

Leapstone contact:

Joey Nussbaum

(732) 537-6815

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