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Edoardo Rizzi, Former Viavi and TekComms Leader, Joins Empirix Leadership Team

2019-11-06 19:00:00

Industry veteran to kick off the next chapter of growth

BOSTON--()--Empirix® Inc., a leader in network test automation and service and application performance visibility today announced that Edoardo Rizzi has been appointed SVP, Product Management and Marketing. Prior to his appointment, Rizzi held leadership roles at Viavi/JDSU, Trendium, and Tektronix Communications and most recently was the founder of vivoo inc., which developed cloud-native applications targeting the industrial IoT space.

Rizzi has more than 20 years of experience driving strategy development and execution, product innovation, and go-to-market, and has been directly involved in managing the opportunities and challenges related to technology evolutions such as 3G, 4G/LTE, and cloud native. He is well equipped to drive growth and lead Empirix through the industry’s next chapter, 5G.

“The market is at a critical inflection point as Communications Service Providers and Enterprises prepare themselves to capture the 5G opportunity,” stated Franco Messori, Chief Strategy Officer at Empirix. ”Over the last few years, Empirix has worked hard to get ready to enable this technology transition and put our customers in a position to command the new ecosystem. By joining Empirix, Edoardo validates not only our vision, but that our technologies will spearhead the 5G evolution in a unique and innovative way.”

“Empirix’s next chapter will revolutionize how network, service, and application performance assurance and visibility is done throughout the 5G ecosystem,” said John D’Anna, President and CEO of Empirix. “Edoardo will provide the leadership we need to drive our product and go-to-market strategy forward. The team and I are very excited about the future and look forward to unearthing Empirix’s fullest potential with Edoardo — there is no one better suited to help us accelerate our growth.”

Commenting on his appointment, Edoardo said, “The evolution to 5G, including cloud-native and mobile edge computing (MEC), is a technology transition like no other. It is a complete rewiring of the entire ecosystem, the underlying operations processes, and business practices. Empirix has a best-in-class portfolio that is 5G ready. It is the only product line in the industry designed to provide the agility, performance, and commercial scalability needed by Communications Service Providers and Enterprises to successfully execute their 5G strategies. I look forward to working with the team to maximize the value that we deliver to our customers and partners, and to the Empirix brand.”

David Weiss, Empirix Board Member and Senior Operating Partner at Thoma Bravo said, “The appointment of Edoardo Rizzi comes at a critical time and positions Empirix to thrive in the face of significant market change. We are committed to Empirix’s success and believe Edoardo Rizzi has the skills and experience to enable the company to execute its vision, drive product and market innovation and focus, and maximize the company’s overall potential in what is a large market.”

Rizzi holds an MBA from the Babson Olin Graduate School of Business, a PhD from the University of Brescia, Italy, and a Master’s Degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Padua, Italy.

Empirix is a portfolio company of Thoma Bravo.

About Empirix

Empirix is the recognized leader in end-to-end network performance visibility with the unique ability to analyze customer behaviors by application in real time. We help service providers, mobile operators and enterprises optimize business processes to reduce operational costs, maximize customer retention and grow top-line revenue. Through monitoring, analytics and intelligence, Empirix helps companies around the world realize the full value of their technology investments.

Empirix is a trademark of Empirix, Inc. in the United States and other countries.


Jennifer Walsh
Marketing Manager


Edoardo Rizzi, Former Viavi and TekComms Leader, Joins Empirix Leadership Team (Photo: Business Wire)


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