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Masergy’s New CEO Is Tasked to Grow Its SDN-Based Offerings

December 13, 2018 / Linda Hardesty

Masergy has been an early leader in SDN, and now the company has hired a new CEO tasked with growth. James Parker was hired as Masergy’s CEO in September. He succeeded Chris MacFarland, who transitioned to executive chairman and chief technology officer of the company. Parker has more than two decades of experience in tech with prior leadership positions at Microsoft, CenturyLink, and most recently Tata Communications. He said his mandate at Masergy is “all about growth and the scale of our business.” Parker’s elevator speech for Masergy is that it’s a “leading provider of hybrid networking, managed security, and cloud communications solutions to global enterprises.” But below those services, the network itself is critical as an enabler. “When you look at Masergy, the core value proposition is SDN,” said Parker in an interview with SDxCentral.The company does not own any transport connections, itself. Instead, it uses third-party tr...