Small beginnings, big impact: Terry Traina reflects on Masergy’s legacy

Avatar for Jody GilliamBy Jody Gilliam|Feb 5, 2020|7:30 am CST

In celebration of Masergy’s 20th anniversary, we’re looking back at those employees who have made the company what it is today. Without question, Terry Traina makes the list. Currently serving as Masergy’s Chief Digital Officer, Traina has been with the company since the early years and has worn many hats in his 16-year tenure. Here’s Traina’s story.

Revolutionary shifts: Key opportunities for innovation consistently 18 months ahead

Traina found himself at Masergy’s doorstep in 2004, a time of mass potential in IT networking. “There were revolutionary shifts happening in the industry. Bandwidth-demanding applications like high-definition video and video conferencing were really resonating with enterprises expanding on the trends of globalization. Masergy had this incredible ability to anticipate those business needs, providing clients with near-perfect service delivery all across the world. We were consistently 18 months ahead of the curve, able to deliver new capabilities faster and with global reliability.”

As a key network engineer, Traina’s talent was instrumental in helping Masergy pioneer the industry with a pure software-defined network infrastructure, real-time bandwidth controls, and intelligent network analytics in an easy-to-use portal.

“In recent years, we’ve seen another revolutionary shift in the form of SD-WAN,” explained Traina, who added that Masergy had made its name during the first transformative phase, and now the company is again positioned for unique differentiation. “Just like before, Masergy is quickly gaining and maintaining market share by offering the industry’s best