iPass appoints Karen Willem as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Redwood Shores, Calif., July 1, 2013: iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), the global Wi-Fi roaming leader for enterprises and telecom service providers, announced today that Karen Willem has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of iPass, Inc.
“We are pleased to bring Karen on board at iPass. I believe Karen’s strong executive experience in finance, operations and sales management in public and private companies will be a huge asset as the company returns to growth,” said Evan Kaplan, chief executive officer of iPass. “Importantly, Karen’s unique background in technology, services and software will be critical as we continue to capitalize on the strong growth in Wi-Fi driven by the broad adoption of Smartphones and Tablets.”
Most recently, Ms. Willem was CFO of Xsigo Systems (which was purchased by Oracle), a leading provider of network virtualization technology. Before her role as CFO of Xsigo, Ms. Willem was CFO and EVP of Openwave Systems (now Unwired Planet). Previously, she served as EVP and CFO of Cassatt Corporation, a utility computing software company she co-founded. She also served as CFO and senior vice president of Brio Software (now Oracle), where she led a highly successful IPO and subsequent merger with Sqribe Technologies. Ms. Willem’s other leadership roles have included president and CEO of Viewcentral, and executive sales and finance positions at Network General Corp., Gupta Inc., Avantek, Inc. (now Agilent), and Ford Motor Company. She holds a BS degree from Bucknell University and a MBA from University of Pittsburgh.
About iPass Inc.
iPass helps enterprises and telecom service providers ensure their employees and subscribers stay well connected. Founded in 1996, iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) delivers the world’s largest commercial-grade Wi-Fi network and trusted connectivity platform. With more than one million Wi-Fi hotspots across 113 countries and territories, iPass gives its customers always-on, frictionless connectivity for smartphones, tablets and laptops anywhere in the world – simply, securely and cost-effectively. Additional information is available at www.iPass.com or on Smarter Connections, the iPass blog.
iPass® is a registered trademark of iPass Inc. Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.
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