President of Tektronix Communications
Richard Kenedi was appointed President of Tektronix Communications in April 2014. He is responsible for the performance and strategic direction of the company. Prior to his current position, Richard was Senior Vice President, Products and Portfolio Management. He was also Vice President and General Management for the Network Monitoring, Test & Optimization and Core Test businesses. Prior to joining the company, Richard was Vice President of Product Management and Engineering at SOMA Networks, a Wireless Broadband equipment supplier. Over his 16 years at Nortel Networks, Richard held numerous roles in Product Management and Engineering. Richard received his Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Toronto, and later earned his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Dallas.
Vice President and CTO
Prior to joining Tektronix Communications in 2012, Manuel Stopnicki served as InfoVista’s Chief Technology Officer for nearly 15 years. Instrumental in the design and development of the company’s software platform, he now oversees the strategic direction of all product technologies. Mr. Stopnicki’s previous experience includes several positions from 1987 to 1995 with M.F.I., a consulting company specialized in high-tech software developments for large European companies. Mr. Stopnicki is a graduate of Ecole Supérieure d'Informatique in Paris with a Masters in Engineering and Computer Science.
Vice President of Marketing
Laurence Alexander is Vice President Marketing. From his early start with Simoco International Laurence moved on to drive the development of Dutch ISP World Online. He proceeded as CEO of Genie to CEO of O2 Online and President of O2 Asia Pacific and Group Director of Products, Services & Devices. Following O2, he served as CEO of Emblaze Group, driving revenue from zero to $350m. Laurence continued as CEO and President of ROK Entertainment Group where he took the company public, leading to a valuation of $1.4b. Prior to Tektronix Communications, Laurence was CEO of SAB Holdings, driving the increase of EBITDA by 450%.
Vice President of Global Services
Ken Pecot joined Tektronix Communications in 2012 from Dallas Venture Partners (DVP). Prior to DVP, Ken was responsible for the global P&L and Product Management for Real Network’s Software as a Service (SaaS) Business unit, which included personalization and mobile video services. Ken was previously Sr Vice President Global Services for Nortel Networks, running the global P&L for Services including network planning, deployment, system integration, technical support, maintenance and managed services. A senior member of the IEEE, Ken holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M and a master’s degree from UT Arlington.
Vice President, Mobile Access
Marc Bensadoun, Ph.D., founded Newfield Wireless in Berkeley, Calif., in 1995 and independently grew the company into the market leader in RAN planning and LTE geoanalytics. Since the acquisition of Newfield by Tektronix Communications in December 2013, Marc has taken responsibility for the Mobile Access segment, integrating legacy TekComms Mobile Access product lines and teams into the Newfield organization and its TrueCall RAN geoanalytics platform. Marc continues to run Mobile Access sales, product R&D, and services. With more than 25 years of mobile telecommunications experience, Marc holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Cornell University and a doctorate in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley.
CFO & VP Finance Communications Platform
Lorrie Mathers is responsible for managing operating performance and financial governance across platform companies Arbor Networks, Fluke Networks, Tektronix Communications and VSS Monitoring. His role was expanded in March 2014 to include the CFO responsibility for Tektronix Communications. Previous experience includes financial executive responsibility for all aspects of the financial function across major geographies in the Telecommunications Infrastructure industry, including Nortel Networks and Ericsson. Lorrie is a licensed CPA, has a Masters in Accounting from Keller Graduate School in Chicago, an MBA from McGill University in Montreal and a Bachelor in Engineering from GMI Engineering and Management Institute in Flint, Michigan. Lorrie has worked in Canada, US, France and Singapore.
Vice President of Products & Platform Management
Samir Marwaha is Vice President of Products and Platform Management for Tektronix Communications. Since joining the company in 1998, Samir’s work has focused on applications that help mobile operators troubleshoot and optimize networks for the best possible subscriber experience. He has more than 20 years’ technical and management experience in the telecommunications industry, including various capacities at Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent. He holds a Master of Science in Telecommunications from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.