Sheer Names CEO

Compaq VP Sultan Zia named Sheer Networks' CEO

April 9, 2002

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Sheer Networks, a leading provider of service management solutions for Carrier Class Broadband networks, today announced it has named Sultan Zia as its Chief Executive Officer. Sheer Networks' founding CEO, Sharon Barkai will retain the title of Chairman of the Board and continue as the General Manager of the Israeli subsidiary. Sultan Zia brings to Sheer Networks more than 25 years of experience with Compaq and Digital Equipment Corporation. In his most recent role as Vice President and General Manager of the Compaq - Carrier Business Unit, Zia spearheaded Compaq's Communications Industry Solutions organization, a worldwide systems integration and software development practice that brings together systems engineering, design, installation, and support of Compaq's Telecom solutions portfolio. Mr. Zia's role established Compaq Telecom as one of the major service management vendors in the industry. "With Sultan Zia's vast experience within the Carrier Class Service Integration space, and Sheer Networks' ground-breaking service management technology, we are confident that Sheer Networks can attain recognized market leadership as the industry's foremost service management platform solution provider," said Ray Lane, Sheer Networks Board Member and Partner at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers. Sheer Networks Inc.

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