Colubris CEO Leaves

Wireless LAN maker Colubris Networks Inc. is once again on the hunt for a new CEO as Robert Eisenberg has left the company after less than 10 months on the job. (See Colubris Gets New CEO.) Eisenberg left to "pursue personal interests," according to Carl Blume, director of product marketing at Colubris. The company's board is now on an "immediate and ongoing" search for a new chief executive, Blume says.

Eisenberg replaced long-time Colubris CEO, Barry Fougere, who was cut with around 10 percent of the Waltham, Mass.-based company's workforce in December 2005 to reduce operating costs.(See WLAN Startup Cuts Staff.)

Eisenberg said in January that Colubris, which makes both enterprise and carrier-focused WiFi gear, would be extremely aggressive in going after corporate business. The company, however, has also seen renewed success on the carrier side of its business through its partnership with Alcatel (NYSE: ALA; Paris: CGEP:PA). Blume says that the second quarter was "a record quarter in terms of revenue" for Colubris, thanks in part to the partnership. The French telecom-equipment giant is using Colubris's hotspot controllers and its technology for fixed/mobile convergence applications.

The company recently added new directors to serve the Alcatel partnership and target specific vertical markets it is going after such as transportation (See Colubris Adds Directors.)

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

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