News release

Date: 7th December 2009

NetDev Appoints Leading International Telecoms Executive as Chairman to Support Growth and Business Development

Chris McDermott adds leadership expertise to innovative independent software vendor

NetDev Ltd, a leading independent software vendor (ISV) for telecoms service providers, today announced the appointment of seasoned international telecoms executive Chris McDermott as Chairman. Chris joins NetDev with a lengthy track record of growing businesses in the telecommunications market and securing significant profits for investors.

Chris was previously Chief Executive of the LogicaCMG Telecoms division, spearheading its renaissance following the merger of Logica and CMG and securing revenue in excess of £250 million. This success paved the way for the acquisition of the division by private equity investors which was then spun-out as an independent company in 2007.

“NetDev has already achieved a great deal since its foundation, securing major contracts with Tier 1 service providers, but we need to capitalise on this and that means we need talent. With Chris, we are securing the services of one of the most respected executives in the business,” commented John Logsdon, CEO. “His experience and contacts will be essential as we move to consolidate our growth and develop new business around the world”.

Chris brings over 25 years of industry experience and wisdom to NetDev, developed through roles with leading companies such as LogicaCMG, Unisys, and Nortel.

“I am thrilled to be joining NetDev. The telecommunications industry is undergoing considerable change at present, opening up opportunities for innovative, agile ISVs to provide class-leading solutions,” said Chris. “NetDev is leading this revolution and is poised for exceptional growth. It’s an exciting time to be involved in the industry”.

Chris has an outstanding track record of success, helping to secure major deals and building market share in all his previous positions. His strategic insight is also well-recognised. In addition to his executive positions, Chris is a member of the advisory board of Merryck & Co, the world’s leading CEO mentoring company.

The appointment of Chris McDermott is another sign that NetDev continues to structure its business effectively to support the rapid innovation that it delivers to its customers. Current and prospective customers can be confident that NetDev’s solutions are supported by a professional, experienced business organisation that can attract leading industry figures. “Chris’s vision and business expertise will complement our outstanding technical team to build a more dynamic and responsive company” added CEO John Logsdon.

About NetDev:

NetDev is an independent telecoms software developer, specialised in developing and integrating next-generation, carrier-grade applications and services for the communications marketplace.

NetDev’s expertise lies in creating applications and services for fixed and mobile network operators, service providers and global systems integrators.
All applications are feature-rich, scalable, open, and built to industry standards and can be deployed on legacy and disparate systems, as well as the evolving multi-vendor networks of the future.

Formed in 2003, but with expertise in NGN IN services spanning back to the early 1990’s, the Development team’s experience includes implementing and supporting ground breaking IN services for World leading telcos and service providers.

NetDev is a new breed of applications developer: expert, innovative and nimble. Small enough to be agile, responsive and accountable, yet big enough to develop, deliver and support the largest global converged services projects for an international market.

Key Contacts:
Claire Marshall,
+44 1273 773661

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