As GENBAND’s Chief Strategy Officer, John McCready is responsible for Corporate and Business Development. Prior to this role, McCready was a Senior Vice President responsible for the Product Management organization and acted as Chief Technology Officer for the IMS Business Unit. He joined GENBAND through its acquisition of the Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions (CVAS) division of Nortel where he held similar roles. Prior to re-joining Nortel in 2007, McCready led the Marketing and Carrier Sales organizations at SavaJe Technologies, a developer of Java/Linux software platforms for mobile handsets, which was acquired by SUN Microsystems. Prior to SavaJe, McCready was Vice President of Marketing at Phonetic Systems, which was acquired by Nuance in 2005. Previously McCready enjoyed a ten year career at Nortel, which included leadership roles in Wireless Networks and Carrier Data Networks. McCready holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary and an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.