Colubris Names New CEO

Colubris announced the appointment of three new members to its executive team

January 12, 2006

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WALTHAM, Mass. -- Colubris Networks, a leading provider of intelligent wireless LAN (WLAN) solutions, today announced the appointment of three new members to its executive team as the company moves to expand into new enterprise vertical markets, while continuing to grow its share in the service provider market. The company recently named Robert Eisenberg its new president and chief executive officer, bringing to the company 25 years of strategic and tactical experience building high-growth technology companies and IT organizations.

“A successful entrepreneur and accomplished technology leader with proven operational expertise, Bob is the right leader for Colubris as it builds on its service provider success and moves to capture the enterprise market,” said William Seifert, chairman, Colubris Networks, and general partner, Prism Venture Partners. “His senior executive IT experience brings an intimate understanding of the challenges our customers’ IT organizations face.”

Eisenberg will focus initially on three key areas: expanding strategic partnerships; extending the company’s successful vertical marketing strategy; and increasing market awareness of the scalability and price/performance advantages of the company’s products. “When you look at the emerging demands on enterprise wireless LANs, Colubris’ technology clearly gives it market leadership potential,” said Eisenberg. “With the delivery of new enterprise product features, we must execute smartly and capitalize on the growth opportunities that lie ahead. Today’s appointments as well as upcoming staff additions are essential to this effort.”

As founder and chief executive officer of NaviSite, Eisenberg created a highly differentiated web hosting model by combining technology and applications management services with core web hosting. During his four-year tenure at NaviSite, the company rapidly grew revenues and completed a successful initial public offering. In 2000, Eisenberg was named an entrepreneur in residence at Alta Communications, a private equity firm focused on the media and telecommunications industries, where he evaluated new investment opportunities as well as assisted portfolio companies. Earlier in his career, Eisenberg held key IT executive positions within the retail, manufacturing and high technology industries, including market leaders Continental Cablevision (now Comcast) and Applicon, leading to his transition to entrepreneurial technology ventures.

Eisenberg succeeds Barry Fougere, who led Colubris from an early stage startup in 2001 to the number two position in market share within the service provider, hospitality and transportation segments of the WLAN market in 2005. Fougere also raised a total of $28 million in two successful rounds of funding.

Colubris Networks Inc.

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