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Michael Champa Joins Gotham BoardMichael Champa Joins Gotham Board

A former senior executive at Ciena Corp. and Cascade Communications

October 17, 2000

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Michael Champa Joins Gotham Board

ACTON, MA. -- Gotham Networks, an emerging leader in the telecoms infrastructure market, today announced the appointment of networking industry veteran Michael Champa to its board of directors. A former senior executive at Ciena Corporation and Cascade Communications, Champa joins existing Gotham board members, Rob Soni, general partner at Bessemer Ventures; Mike Zak, general partner at Charles River Ventures; Jeff Hinck, general partner at Crescendo Ventures; Lou Piazza, co-founder and CEO of Gotham Networks; and Vijay Aggarwal, Gotham co-founder and CTO. Champa is currently the president and chief executive officer of networking start-up Winphoria Networks.

"Today, the industry measures the quality of the business by the people associated with it," said Lou Piazza, founder and CEO of Gotham Networks. "We have a strong board, with expertise in all the disciplines important to a networking start-up. With his business development background at both Cascade and Ciena, Mike strengthens our position in the next-generation networking market."


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