Conxion Names Cisco Internet Veteran Brad Wurtz to Company Board of Directors

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Conxion Corporation

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Conxion Corporation, a global
 leader in managed hosting services for the Internet, today announced that
 former Cisco Systems, Inc. senior executive Brad Wurtz has joined Conxion as a
 member of its board of directors. Mr. Wurtz' appointment is effective
 immediately.
     The addition of Mr. Wurtz completes Conxion's board of directors, which
 includes Albert "Rocky" Pimentel, partner, Redpoint Ventures; Sam Tramiel,
 previously president and CEO of Atari Corporation; Neil Tuch, vice president
 of Summit Partners; John Goodrich, partner of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich
 & Rosati; Rick Marz, executive vice president, geographic markets of LSI Logic
 and Conxion board Chairman and CEO Antonio Salerno.
     "We are very fortunate to have someone with Brad's experience and
 knowledge of Conxion to help guide our strategic decision-making and future
 course," said Mr. Salerno. "Conxion will benefit enormously from Brad's
 intricate technical understanding of the Internet industry and his business
 vision of how companies are increasingly outsourcing a wider array of IT
 services to companies like Conxion."
     Mr. Wurtz most recently was vice president and general manager of the
 Carrier Packet Voice Business Unit at Cisco. He has held a variety of senior
 management positions over a 10-year career with Cisco, all focused on the
 next-generation needs of service providers, before recently taking an extended
 leave of absence. He received a BA degree from University of California,
 Berkeley and an MBA degree from Stanford University. He comes to Conxion in
 the unique position of having helped to foster Conxion's growth as one of its
 early champions during its start-up days.
     "You make bets on companies," Mr. Wurtz said. "Part of my job was to
 identify and support those who would become large customers of Cisco. In 1997,
 Conxion was a small company nobody had ever heard of, but I was impressed by
 Antonio's vision, technical understanding and his proven ability to execute
 and create long-lasting relationships with large customers.  He aimed big and
 delivered."
     Mr. Wurtz said that Conxion has an opportunity to become a major global
 player by continually expanding the range of services it offers to enterprises
 in order to make it easier for companies to plug into the Internet.
 "Especially in today's market, only those companies that deliver full-scale
 managed services will survive," stated Mr. Wurtz. "Conxion has shown the
 ability to take on new markets. It executes superbly and can adjust quickly as
 required to go forward. I don't see a lot of limits on what Conxion can do."
 
     About Conxion
     Conxion Corporation, www.conxion.com, is an integrated Internet
 infrastructure services provider leveraging its Tier-1 global network to offer
 fully managed hosting, transit and access services and FailSafe(TM) solutions
 for eBusiness. Headquartered in Silicon Valley (Santa Clara, Calif.),
 Conxion's resources include a fully redundant, global Tier-1, all-IP network;
 20 strategically located data centers and points of presence in the US and
 Europe. Conxion is a privately held corporation.
     NOTE:  Conxion is a registered trademark, and the Conxion Logo and
 FailSafe are trademarks of Conxion Corporation. All other trademarks are the
 property of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Conxion Corporation
    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Conxion Corporation, a global
 leader in managed hosting services for the Internet, today announced that
 former Cisco Systems, Inc. senior executive Brad Wurtz has joined Conxion as a
 member of its board of directors. Mr. Wurtz' appointment is effective
 immediately.
     The addition of Mr. Wurtz completes Conxion's board of directors, which
 includes Albert "Rocky" Pimentel, partner, Redpoint Ventures; Sam Tramiel,
 previously president and CEO of Atari Corporation; Neil Tuch, vice president
 of Summit Partners; John Goodrich, partner of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich
 & Rosati; Rick Marz, executive vice president, geographic markets of LSI Logic
 and Conxion board Chairman and CEO Antonio Salerno.
     "We are very fortunate to have someone with Brad's experience and
 knowledge of Conxion to help guide our strategic decision-making and future
 course," said Mr. Salerno. "Conxion will benefit enormously from Brad's
 intricate technical understanding of the Internet industry and his business
 vision of how companies are increasingly outsourcing a wider array of IT
 services to companies like Conxion."
     Mr. Wurtz most recently was vice president and general manager of the
 Carrier Packet Voice Business Unit at Cisco. He has held a variety of senior
 management positions over a 10-year career with Cisco, all focused on the
 next-generation needs of service providers, before recently taking an extended
 leave of absence. He received a BA degree from University of California,
 Berkeley and an MBA degree from Stanford University. He comes to Conxion in
 the unique position of having helped to foster Conxion's growth as one of its
 early champions during its start-up days.
     "You make bets on companies," Mr. Wurtz said. "Part of my job was to
 identify and support those who would become large customers of Cisco. In 1997,
 Conxion was a small company nobody had ever heard of, but I was impressed by
 Antonio's vision, technical understanding and his proven ability to execute
 and create long-lasting relationships with large customers.  He aimed big and
 delivered."
     Mr. Wurtz said that Conxion has an opportunity to become a major global
 player by continually expanding the range of services it offers to enterprises
 in order to make it easier for companies to plug into the Internet.
 "Especially in today's market, only those companies that deliver full-scale
 managed services will survive," stated Mr. Wurtz. "Conxion has shown the
 ability to take on new markets. It executes superbly and can adjust quickly as
 required to go forward. I don't see a lot of limits on what Conxion can do."
 
     About Conxion
     Conxion Corporation, www.conxion.com, is an integrated Internet
 infrastructure services provider leveraging its Tier-1 global network to offer
 fully managed hosting, transit and access services and FailSafe(TM) solutions
 for eBusiness. Headquartered in Silicon Valley (Santa Clara, Calif.),
 Conxion's resources include a fully redundant, global Tier-1, all-IP network;
 20 strategically located data centers and points of presence in the US and
 Europe. Conxion is a privately held corporation.
     NOTE:  Conxion is a registered trademark, and the Conxion Logo and
 FailSafe are trademarks of Conxion Corporation. All other trademarks are the
 property of their respective owners.
 
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