ClearSky Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of mobile data services to regional wireless carriers, today announced the promotion of Tony Tagliareni to Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, along with the hire of VP of Sales Orral Sezer, both wireless veterans with 30+ years of industry experience each.
Tagliareni has led ClearSky’s sales and marketing team for the past seven years and also is responsible for its Account Management and Customer Service organizations. Since his arrival in 2005, ClearSky revenue has increased nearly 300 percent and the number of clients has increased from under a dozen to 80 in the same time frame. He began his career in the wireless industry in 1982, and worked for several key industry providers including AUXCO, CBIS (now Convergys) and ITDS (now Amdocs). While at ITDS, he led a sales and marketing team that helped grow the company from 50 to over 1,000 employees in five years. Tagliareni earned a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Economics.
The company’s launch of new services, including its LTE Services Suite, drove the expansion of the company’s sales efforts, and led to the hire of Sezer to join existing VP of Sales Paul McGahen. Sezer joins ClearSky from Huawei Technologies, where he worked as a Senior Account Manager for the USA market. Prior to Huawei, Sezer spent more than seven years at Tekelec and more than 20 years at Nortel Networks. He earned his first BS degree in Telecommunications at Kara Harb Okulu (Turkish Military Academy), and his BSEE at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
“ClearSky’s product portfolio continues to expand with services for which the regional wireless carriers have an immediate need, such as our new LTE Services Suite; therefore it was imperative to expand our sales force with a seasoned sales professional to bring these much-needed services to the industry as quickly as possible,” said Tagliareni. “Orral has a superior sales pedigree and brings a wealth of experience and specialized wireless networking knowledge to ClearSky; he is sure to be a driving force behind the success of our LTE Services Suite as well as other advanced ClearSky services which will be announced in the coming days.”