Syniverse appoints CFO and development EVP

20 March 2015 |

Service provider Syniverse has appointed Robert Reich as chief financial officer; as his predecessor David Hitchcock moves on to the position of EVP of global product management and development at the company.

Both roles are effective of April 1 2015, and Reich leaves his role of SVP and CFO at Hawaiin Telecom Communications to join Syniverse.

“Bob’s financial leadership experience in telecoms and technology makes him an excellent choice to join the executive leadership team as we move forward to grow the company and provide increasing value to our customers and shareholders,” said Stephen Gray, president and CEO at Syniverse.

Syniverse has made huge strides in LTE data roaming over the last 12 months – having signed partnerships with SoftBank and Claro Brasil – and Gray said that as CFO for the last seven-plus years, Hitchcock was the most capable person to head the global product management and development team.

“During David’s tenure, the company has transformed into a global mobile enabler, positioned in the centre of the mobile ecosystem, and with David in this role, we will be able to drive innovative solutions that allow our customers to engage and delight their mobile end-users,” Gray said.

“We are very fortunate to have David in this role, leading this critical area for the company.”