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Syniverse Appoints Philip Celestini Chief Security and Risk Officer


Decorated security veteran has served as FBI Special Agent in Charge
and as the FBI's senior representative to the National Security Agency
and the United States Cyber Command

announced today it has appointed respected security and threat
management executive Philip Celestini as Chief Security and Risk
Officer, effective July 16. Celestini brings extensive senior-level FBI
expertise that will lead and grow industry awareness of critical threats
that are increasing through new technology evolutions such as internet
of things (IoT), 5G, rich communications services (RCS) and secure
network advancements.

Prior to Syniverse, Celestini was most recently Special Agent in Charge
of the Intelligence Division at the FBI's Washington Field Office in
addition to having served as the FBI's senior representative to the
National Security Agency and the United States Cyber Command. Throughout
his 35-year career, he has earned numerous commendations and community
honors as a Special Agent, including being named "Federal Law
Enforcement Officer of the Year" by a local chapter of Optimists

"In the age of digital transformation, cybercrime is expected to cost
businesses over $2 trillion by 2019, according to Juniper Research, so
Syniverse is laser focused on protecting our customers and partners
through our global secure network, messaging and transaction services
like our recently launched Secure
Global Access
," said Dean Douglas, President and CEO, Syniverse.
"With this focus at the forefront, Phil is a critical addition to our
Executive Leadership Team with his unrivaled experience in cybersecurity
and intelligence necessary to drive strong, secure connections across
our customers and partners."

During his time with the FBI, Celestini earned the FBI's Intelligence
Officer Certification, along with several GIAC cybersecurity
certifications and the Insider Threat Program Manager (ITPM)
certification from Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering
Institute. He has supervised criminal, cyber, intelligence, and security
operations worldwide, worked successfully on myriad criminal
investigations, and served on the National Security Council and Homeland
Security Council at the White House as Director for Crisis Response and
Incident Management. Prior to the FBI, Celestini was an Intelligence
Operations Officer with the United States Air Force and also worked
briefly as Assistant Chief of Security for the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention.

"I am thrilled and honored to join Syniverse's cutting-edge team of
mobile technology innovators, and I look forward to leveraging my
experience in an outstanding company at the forefront of global digital
transformation," Celestini said. "The focus on security and managing
risk that Syniverse stresses for its solutions and operations is
impressive. It demonstrates the company's dedication to delivering the
best possible user experience for customers and partners, and it
provides a solid foundation on which to build. The recent launch of the
Secure Global Access network clearly reinforces Syniverse's strong
commitment to staying in front of a constantly evolving online threat
environment, especially in light of emerging technologies like IoT, 5G,
and RCS."

Celestini is based at Syniverse's global headquarters in Tampa, Fla. He
received his bachelor's degree from the United States Air Force Academy,
and holds a master's degree with distinction in public safety leadership.

About Syniverse

Syniverse sits at the center of the mobile ecosystem, where it connects
7 billion mobile devices and enables businesses to securely connect,
communicate, and transact with their customers to drive growth in the
age of digital transformation. We accomplish this by processing billions
of transactions every day and settling approximately $15 billion
annually for mobile service providers. For 30 years, Syniverse has been
simplifying complexity to deliver the promise of mobility – a simple,
interoperable experience, anytime, anywhere. For more information, visit,
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