Pathsolutions Announces Rich Braband, Senior Telecommunications Executive, Joins Company as President

Former Mitel Networks, Inter-Tel executive brings a wealth of experience in sales, operations, finance, and customer service

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (10/13/10) –PathSolutions, a network and VoIP performance management solution provider, today named Rich Braband as its President. Most recently, Braband served as Senior Vice President of U.S. Operations for Mitel Networks, a leading provider of integrated communication solutions focused on the small-to-medium sized enterprise, or SME, market.

“Rich is a great addition to the management team,” said Tim Titus, Founder and CTO of PathSolutions. “He has a successful track record in the telecommunications industry, particularly in the areas of sales, operations, and customer service. He is known for efficiently and effectively ramping sales efforts while maintaining superior customer service. Rich’s primary focus will be on driving our sales and partner organizations while ensuring that we are operationally prepared to support expected growth.”

Braband is a seasoned executive. Throughout his highly successful 30-year career, he has been known for balancing success in operational efficiencies and business growth with customer satisfaction.  At Mitel Networks and Inter-Tel, he was responsible for all U.S. operations’ activities including strategy, budget development, execution, and results. Prior to that, as Vice President of U.S. Sales and Operations at Staples Communications, Braband was responsible for the sales, operations, and overall financial performance of the direct sales office organization.

“I’m very pleased to be joining the PathSolutions’ organization,” said Braband. “This is a dynamic, rapidly growing company that is poised to take network performance management to the next level. Its solutions are unlike any other in this market, offering best-in-class monitoring and issue resolution to VoIP, video, and data networks of any size with minimal customer support. Across the board, customers point to achieving stable, high performing networks at the lowest possible costs in terms of resource and infrastructure investments. This is a solution that any company, regardless of size, should consider as its ROI can be immediately measured in terms of cost controls and operational efficiencies.”

About PathSolutions

PathSolutions’ Total Network Visibility™ solutions represent a new paradigm in network performance monitoring software by changing how network optimization is done. The company’s solutions for VoIP, video, and data networks are ready to go right out-of-the-box, acting as a network’s eyes and ears. The health and performance of every device and link in a network is continuously monitored and problems are quickly diagnosed, making network resources more productive and efficient. Working with companies like Tommy Bahama, Dow Chemical, and Alcoa, PathSolutions is focused on ensuring that every network performs optimally, no matter the size or resources available. PathSolutions is a U.S. based company headquartered in Santa Clara, California.