Overture appoints Mike Aquino as CEO

24 September 2012 |


Carrier Ethernet specialist Overture has appointed Mike Aquino as its president and CEO. He replaces the company’s co-founder Jeff Reedy who will become chief strategy officer.

Aquino, who has over 30 years of telecoms and ICT experience, will be tasked with guiding Overture through its next phase of global customer and revenue growth.

He joins the company from Ciena where he held executive positions include SVP of global field operations, general manager of global government solutions and VP of Americas.

Aquino is credited with assisting Ciena in the integration of multiple acquisitions including World Wide Packets and Nortel’s Metro Ethernet Networks business.

Before joining Ciena, he held leadership roles at ONI Systems, Bay Networks and IBM.

“The Overture Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Mike as Overture’s president and CEO,” said John Gerdelman, chairman at Overture. “Mike’s successful track record in customer relationships, profitable revenue growth, sound operational experience, and strong leadership skills is ideally suited to lead Overture going forward.”