SEVEN Networks Announces Mark Harris as New Chief Financial Officer
SEVEN® Networks, a provider of innovative mobile solutions that manage smartphone signaling and data traffic on wireless networks, announced Mark Harris as the company's new chief financial officer, reporting to Ross Bott, president and CEO at SEVEN.
In this position, Harris will be responsible for the overall financial direction of the company, providing operational and programmatic support for all strategic and tactical financial matters within the company as well as supervising the finance unit. Harris brings more than 25 years of international financial experience with public and private companies and has a proven track record of value creation by analyzing detailed business operations to deliver cost-effective efficiencies and enable high growth.
SEVEN is known for Open Channel™, an end-to-end mobile traffic management solution that gives mobile carriers visibility into application traffic directly on the device, allowing them to avoid signaling storms before they even reach the network. Open Channel can cut network access requests by up to 40 percent without affecting the user experience by eliminating unnecessary and redundant network traffic caused by chatty mobile apps that oftentimes request network connections when no updates are available.
“We're excited to welcome Mark to our team here at SEVEN for he is going to be a critical asset to the growth and development of our mobile software and service businesses,” said Ross Bott, President and CEO of SEVEN. “With Mark's financial expertise deeply rooted in the computer software industry, he'll be a great fit for us and the company's future growth.”
Prior to joining SEVEN, Harris served as chief financial officer at Nimsoft, where he played a key role in growing bookings by more than 700% while the company delivered six successive quarters of positive cash flow. Harris has held various CFO and financial management positions in telecoms and banking where his focus has been on the improvement of corporate disciplines, reporting processes and practices.
Harris holds a BSc Hons in Mathematics from the University of Leicester, England, and is qualified as a chartered accountant of England and Wales.
SEVEN® Networks develops innovative mobile software solutions that help mobile carriers and device manufacturers manage the explosion of traffic generated by mobile apps on wireless networks, bringing immediate capacity relief to overloaded networks.
The SEVEN platform and Open Channel™, the company's award-winning traffic optimization product, deliver data from the cloud to mobile devices in a way that is network and battery efficient. By providing visibility into network requests generated by devices, SEVEN can protect networks from undesirable application traffic and signaling storms before they reach the network. Tests have shown that through the elimination of redundant and unnecessary network access requests, Open Channel can reduce network signaling by up to 40 percent.
SEVEN solutions are deployed worldwide at major carriers across the five continents. For more information, follow SEVEN online at www.seven.com or via social media on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SEVEN_Networks.