Arieso appoints Andy Burns as vice president worldwide sales

Arieso, the wireless network optimisation provider, has announced the appointment of Andy Burns as vice president of worldwide sales. Burns joined Arieso from Verso Technologies and has over 20 years experience in the global telecoms sector. He will be responsible for global sales and the go-to-market strategy for Arieso’s solutions.

Burns said: “Arieso has bucked the trend and experienced a strong start to 2009 as mobile operators look to derive maximum value out of their existing networks. I am looking forward to working with Arieso’s sales team and partner network to aggressively grow the business in new markets, and continue the successes already achieved in Europe and the US.”

Burns started his career in the telecoms sector at Marconi (now Ericsson). He holds a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Bradford. Before joining Arieso Burns was vice president of international sales at Verso Technologies, and has also held key positions with Verilink Corp, Symmetricom Inc, Premisys Communications, Newbridge Networks and VINA Technologies.

Shirin Dehghan, CEO, Arieso, stated: “Arieso has experienced a strong start to 2009 despite the economic climate, with a number of big customer wins across the world. Andy will play a central role in Arieso continuing to grow and push forward while many of our competitors are cutting back.”