Comverse Network Systems (CNS) has hired Nassrin Tavakoli as senior vice president and CTO, a newly created position. She will be responsible for product planning and development.
She most recently served for two years as senior vice president of global engineering at Hypercom, a specialist in high security end-to-end electronic payment products and services.
Prior to that, Tavakoli held a variety of technology leadership positions over a 16-year period at Motorola, most recently serving as senior director of its Global Software Group. In that position she was mostly involved with advanced wireless infrastructure, handset and multimedia technologies.
In several previous positions at Motorola, she managed and developed s billing systems, distributed database systems, M-commerce, and voice and pattern recognition.
"Nassrin Tavakoli is a technically sophisticated executive with more than 20 years experience and a proven track record of success managing the design, build and implementation of products to fulfill strategic business objectives, including more than a decade focused on wireless networking and related technologies," said Philippe Tartavull, Comverse, Inc.'s president and CEO. "Throughout her career Nassrin has led large multi-national engineering organizations and driven customer satisfaction, revenue growth and superior financial performance by improving product development cycle time, quality and efficiency. Her international background as an outstanding team leader makes her an excellent addition to CNS."