Telecom Lead America:
Mahesh Prasad, who resigned from Reliance Communications, has joined Syniverse.
As president of Sales for the Americas, Prasad will utilize
his MNO experience, mobile expertise and customer focus to serve Syniverse
customers in the Americas.
At Reliance Communications, India’s leading telecom
operator, Prasad worked as president and chief marketing officer, responsible
for the marketing of voice, data and content services in India, the second
largest mobile market in the world.
Prasad has more than 20 years of telecom leadership
expertise. Prior to Reliance, Prasad worked in the United States with telecom
operators such as Nextel, Verizon (Bell Atlantic) and MCI WorldCom.
Syniverse has also appointed Alfred de Cardenas as chief operating
officer, an expansion of his previous role as president, Global Sales and
Customer Support, to include responsibility for the company’s lines of
Jeff Gordon, president and CEO, Syniverse, said Alfred’s leadership
of sales and customer relationship management has played a key role in the
growth of the company during the past four years. His appointment is a natural
progression that better aligns the organization with strategic direction, keeping
customers as the top priority.
de Cardenas will be responsible for leading the direction of
Syniverse’s roaming, messaging and network lines of business while continuing
to head the company’s global sales and customer support organization.