Wisor Names Joseph W. Kuhn as Chief Financial Officer

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Wisor

    ROCKVILLE, Md., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisor, an innovative developer of
 Service Order Management solutions for next generation communications
 providers, today announced it has named Joseph W. Kuhn as executive vice
 president and chief financial officer.  Mr. Kuhn will be responsible for
 overseeing all financial and administrative activities for Wisor.  This key
 appointment to the Wisor leadership team proves the company's dedication to
 growing a highly skilled and experienced team of professionals, therefore
 demonstrating Wisor's commitment to building a world-class organization, Wisor
 said.
     "With Wisor's rapid growth and international expansion goals, our new CFO
 will be critical.  We selected Mr. Kuhn for his overall expertise coupled with
 significant success with the operations and financial management of
 technology-based companies.  He also brings a breadth of experience with
 privately-held, venture backed companies and multinational public companies,"
 said Vaikunth Gupta, CEO of Wisor.  "Mr. Kuhn has proven his ability to create
 shareholder value as well as generate revenue growth, evidenced by his success
 in raising $600+ million in debt and equity capital.  There is no question he
 will be a key member in enhancing the development and success of Wisor."
     Mr. Kuhn joins Wisor from Ciraden, Inc., where he served as executive vice
 president, chief operating officer, and a member of the Board of Directors.
 Ciraden provides financial, operational and strategic consulting services and
 a suite of fully integrated practice management applications to dental
 practices.  Ciraden's services are delivered over a private wide area network
 (WAN), intranet and the Internet.  Over four years, Mr. Kuhn raised more than
 $22 million in private equity and $15 million in debt capital, and he achieved
 a compounded annual revenue growth rate of approximately 40 percent.
     Prior to Ciraden, Mr. Kuhn was with Alaris Medical, Inc. where he served
 in various financial positions, including chief financial officer, and
 ultimately became the company's president.  During his tenure as president, he
 brought the company into a global leadership position in intravenous infusion
 therapy products and services with a 30% market share through organic growth
 strategies, partnering and acquisitions.  Mr. Kuhn was credited with
 engineering the acquisition of a competitor twice the size of Alaris, then
 known as Advanced Medical.
     Prior to Alaris, Mr. Kuhn held positions of increasing responsibility with
 PricewaterhouseCoopers, including senior manager.  Mr. Kuhn is a certified
 public accountant and a graduate of Rutgers University.
 
     About Wisor
     Wisor (http://www.wisor.com ) is focused on delivering highly scalable
 operation support systems to telecom providers supplying services over a
 complex network.  The company's flagship product, the Service Management
 Solution(TM) (SMS) Suite, is a complete and innovative service ordering and
 provisioning system that provides Integrated Communications Providers (ICPs)
 with the critical technology necessary to enter, adapt and prosper in today's
 competitive telecommunications market.  Wisor is headquartered in Rockville,
 Md., with a development center in Bangalore, India.
 
 

SOURCE Wisor
    ROCKVILLE, Md., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisor, an innovative developer of
 Service Order Management solutions for next generation communications
 providers, today announced it has named Joseph W. Kuhn as executive vice
 president and chief financial officer.  Mr. Kuhn will be responsible for
 overseeing all financial and administrative activities for Wisor.  This key
 appointment to the Wisor leadership team proves the company's dedication to
 growing a highly skilled and experienced team of professionals, therefore
 demonstrating Wisor's commitment to building a world-class organization, Wisor
 said.
     "With Wisor's rapid growth and international expansion goals, our new CFO
 will be critical.  We selected Mr. Kuhn for his overall expertise coupled with
 significant success with the operations and financial management of
 technology-based companies.  He also brings a breadth of experience with
 privately-held, venture backed companies and multinational public companies,"
 said Vaikunth Gupta, CEO of Wisor.  "Mr. Kuhn has proven his ability to create
 shareholder value as well as generate revenue growth, evidenced by his success
 in raising $600+ million in debt and equity capital.  There is no question he
 will be a key member in enhancing the development and success of Wisor."
     Mr. Kuhn joins Wisor from Ciraden, Inc., where he served as executive vice
 president, chief operating officer, and a member of the Board of Directors.
 Ciraden provides financial, operational and strategic consulting services and
 a suite of fully integrated practice management applications to dental
 practices.  Ciraden's services are delivered over a private wide area network
 (WAN), intranet and the Internet.  Over four years, Mr. Kuhn raised more than
 $22 million in private equity and $15 million in debt capital, and he achieved
 a compounded annual revenue growth rate of approximately 40 percent.
     Prior to Ciraden, Mr. Kuhn was with Alaris Medical, Inc. where he served
 in various financial positions, including chief financial officer, and
 ultimately became the company's president.  During his tenure as president, he
 brought the company into a global leadership position in intravenous infusion
 therapy products and services with a 30% market share through organic growth
 strategies, partnering and acquisitions.  Mr. Kuhn was credited with
 engineering the acquisition of a competitor twice the size of Alaris, then
 known as Advanced Medical.
     Prior to Alaris, Mr. Kuhn held positions of increasing responsibility with
 PricewaterhouseCoopers, including senior manager.  Mr. Kuhn is a certified
 public accountant and a graduate of Rutgers University.
 
     About Wisor
     Wisor (http://www.wisor.com ) is focused on delivering highly scalable
 operation support systems to telecom providers supplying services over a
 complex network.  The company's flagship product, the Service Management
 Solution(TM) (SMS) Suite, is a complete and innovative service ordering and
 provisioning system that provides Integrated Communications Providers (ICPs)
 with the critical technology necessary to enter, adapt and prosper in today's
 competitive telecommunications market.  Wisor is headquartered in Rockville,
 Md., with a development center in Bangalore, India.
 
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