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Compass-EOS hires new chairman & CEO

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 1:04pm
Brian Santo

Following its latest venture round, Compass-EOS has installed a new chairman and CEO. Matthew Bross immediately replaces Gadi Bahat.

The company said Bahat had expressed his wish to pursue new challenges.

Compass-EOS recently pulled in a $42 million round of funding with participation from Comcast Ventures and Cisco. The company specializes in silicon photonics, which it uses for inter-chip optical interconnect. The company has developed a family of carrier-grade routers, of a type the company said is particularly suitable for enabling SDN-based architectures in service provider networks.

Bross’ resume includes executive stints at Huawei, British Telecom and Williams Communications.

“I’m excited and honored to lead such an exceptionally talented group of people,” Bross said. “Gadi developed a strong team and a great business platform to grow from. The Compass-EOS product line − which is commercially available right now − and its core technology, are game-changing routers that address the market needs for additional bandwidth. The Compass-EOS r10004 is built upon a flexible silicon photonics architecture, the world’s first such shipping technology, and will greatly benefit our customers and their ability to deliver services faster, cheaper and far more efficiently.”

As chairman, Bross replaces Haim Shani, who will remain as a board member. Shani stepped out of the chairman role to spend more time with a technology private equity fund he has started, the company said.

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