July 30th - 10:00am (CST)
David A. Walsh is President, CEO and Chairman of GENBAND, a leading developer of multimedia networking and software communications solutions.
Previously, Mr. Walsh was a Managing Director of One Equity Partners (OEP), specializing in technology, telecom and entertainment.
He joined the GENBAND board upon the merger of NextPoint (an OEP portfolio company) with GENBAND in 2008. He assumed the position of GENBAND Chairman in 2010 following the acquisition of the Nortel Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions business, with OEP providing the investment capital.
Presently, Mr. Walsh also serves as the Chairman of Netas (NETAS: IS), Turkey’s leading IT services business, and Aligned Energy, which is altering the landscape for data center infrastructure.
During his 30-year career in telecom and technology, Mr. Walsh has run five global companies as Executive Chairman, CEO or President, three of them public, and held senior positions in three others. He's been the Chairman of the Board of five companies and served on an additional five boards. As a principal, he managed all aspects associated with the purchase, sale or merger of more than 25 companies with a total transaction value in excess of $5B.
Mr. Walsh served on the Board of Telwares, which was sold to Alsbridge, Inc., in November 2012; was Executive Chairman of Moneyline Telerate, a One Equity Partners investment sold to Reuters in 2005; and served on the board of SAVVIS, the Industry leading Web Hosting and Managed Services business sold to Century Link in 2011. Mr. Walsh was also the Chairman of WestCom, a global network services company that operated the Industry's leading Financial Trading Network, sold to IPC Communications in 2008.
Early in his career, Mr. Walsh founded two successful start-up companies, Voyager Networks and IXnet. In 1997, Mr. Walsh sold Voyager Networks to Global Center, which subsequently merged with Frontier Communications. In 1999, Mr. Walsh took IXnet public before selling the company to Global Crossing in 2000.
Mr. Walsh received his B.B.A. from Valdosta State College and an M.P.S. in telecommunications from New York University.