DALLAS — September 13, 2018 — Masergy, a leading provider of hybrid networking, managed security and cloud communications solutions, announced today that James Parker will serve as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Chris MacFarland. Chris will remain fully engaged with the company, assuming the role of Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer.
Parker has more than two decades of leadership experience in the high-tech industry, spanning software and telecommunications in developed and emerging markets. He brings a proven track record of success with prior leadership positions at Microsoft, CenturyLink and most recently, Tata Communications.
“James is a seasoned executive in the technology sector, and his proven ability to execute on vision and strategy combined with his passion for superior customer experience makes him the perfect choice as Masergy’s next CEO,” said MacFarland. “We are very excited to have James join the company. Our shared vision is for Masergy to become a $1B+ revenue company by significantly outpacing our competition with rapid product innovation and the industry’s best customer experience.”
Parker said: “I am delighted to join Masergy, a visionary company with a vibrant culture at the forefront of innovation and unparalleled customer experience. Given the increasing rate of change in technology, Masergy’s agile and secure solutions uniquely empower global enterprises to realize their digital ambitions. I look forward to working closely with Chris and the leadership team to capitalize on the enormous market opportunities in front of us.”
Masergy owns and operates the largest independent Software Defined Platform in the world, delivering hybrid networking, managed security, and cloud communication solutions to global enterprises. Our patented technology, customizable solutions, and unmatched customer experience are why a growing number of leading organizations rely on Masergy to deliver performance beyond expectations. Learn more about Masergy and follow us on our blog Transforming Enterprise IT, Twitter@Masergy, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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