Elie Habib, Former Nokia SVP, Joins CradlePoint’s Board of Directors

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Elie Habib, Former Senior Vice President at Nokia, Brings Telecommunications and Wireless Industry Experience to CradlePoint Board

Global Leader in 3G/4G Networking

Elie’s leadership and his extensive experience in the networking and telecommunications industries will help guide CradlePoint as we grow the business and develop new solutions for our target markets.

CradlePoint, the global leader in 3G/4G wireless networking solutions for distributed enterprises, today announced the appointment of Elie Habib to its Board of Directors.

“We are very pleased to welcome Elie to CradlePoint’s board of directors,” said George Mulhern, CradlePoint CEO and chairman of the board. “Elie’s leadership and his extensive experience in the networking and telecommunications industries will help guide CradlePoint as we grow the business and develop new solutions for our target markets.”

Habib, who formerly sat on CradlePoint’s board (2009-2011), has held leadership positions at networking and telecommunications companies including Nokia and Ramp Networks. At Nokia, he was senior vice president and general manager of the Security and Mobile Connectivity business unit for Nokia Enterprise Solutions. He also served as vice president of the Global Product organization for Nokia Internet Communications (NIC). More recently Habib was president and CEO of Vusion, an Internet-based HD video company. Prior to joining Nokia, Habib served in various leadership roles including vice president of engineering at Ramp Networks, vice president of engineering at Bay Networks, and multiple management and engineering positions at Sun Microsystems.

“I am honored to join the CradlePoint board and work with this exceptional team,” Habib said. “CradlePoint has pioneered the development of 3G/4G mobile broadband networks for use in enterprise applications. I look forward to sharing my experiences and contributing to the future direction and growth of this global leader.”

With this appointment, CradlePoint’s board now consists of seven members: including Rick Belluzzo, former president and COO of Microsoft; Alan Hall, managing director of Mercato Partners and founder of MarketStar; Gerry Langeler, managing director at OVP Venture Partners and founder of Mentor Graphics; Mike Myer, group vice president of development at Oracle and former CTO of RightNow; George Mulhern, CradlePoint CEO and chairman of the board; and Jim Straight, former senior vice president at Verizon Communications.

About CradlePoint
CradlePoint is the global leader in cloud managed 3G/4G networking solutions providing business grade, secure connectivity to distributed enterprise, small business, and mobile customers. With support for over 350 modems on more than 70 different carriers, CradlePoint defines excellence in connectivity. Specializing in failover, machine-to-machine (M2M), and primary connections, CradlePoint’s solutions are purpose built for PCI compliant networks. CradlePoint is the first to pioneer and fully enable high-speed LTE in our solutions to maximize the potential of the cloud for businesses worldwide. CradlePoint is a privately held company in Boise, Idaho. Learn more at CradlePoint.com or follow us on Twitter @CradlePoint.

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