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Royston resigns as Optiva CEO

Optiva said the board couldn't meet Ms. Royston's compensation requests.

Phil Harvey

May 11, 2020

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Royston resigns as Optiva CEO

Danielle Royston is stepping down as CEO of telco charging specialist Optiva, the company announced this evening.

Royston, an outspoken advocate for modernizing telco BSS functions and moving them to the public cloud, signed on as CEO of the company formerly known as Redknee three years ago. She'll leave Optiva on August 9, following her 90-day notice period, and will remain as the company's chief executive during that time.

"The resignation followed recent compensation requests from Ms. Royston that the Board of Directors of the Company declined to meet," the company said in a press release.

We'll follow up as more details become available and, with a remark like the one above in a public company press release, we expect there will be plenty to talk about.

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— Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

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Phil Harvey

Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

Phil Harvey has been a Light Reading writer and editor for more than 18 years combined. He began his second tour as the site's chief editor in April 2020.

His interest in speed and scale means he often covers optical networking and the foundational technologies powering the modern Internet.

Harvey covered networking, Internet infrastructure and dot-com mania in the late 90s for Silicon Valley magazines like UPSIDE and Red Herring before joining Light Reading (for the first time) in late 2000.

After moving to the Republic of Texas, Harvey spent eight years as a contributing tech writer for D CEO magazine, producing columns about tech advances in everything from supercomputing to cellphone recycling.

Harvey is an avid photographer and camera collector – if you accept that compulsive shopping and "collecting" are the same.

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