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Involvement: ACMEPACKET as of 2011

  • Seamus Hourihan

Seamus Hourihan—who first coined the term “session border control”—leads the strategic planning process for Acme Packet, evaluating new markets and opportunities to expand the company’s business. He is a prolific speaker on the conference and tradeshow circuit and is the author of several networking guidebooks and numerous articles. He has been recognized by Internet Telephony magazine as one of the “Top 100 Voices of IP Communications.” Seamus served as the company’s Senior Vice President of Product Management and Marketing from 2001 to 2011.

He brings over 25 years of experience to Acme Packet in executive management, marketing, product management and business development roles at VoIP, IP networking, web infrastructure and computer companies. Seamus was VP of marketing for internetworking leader Wellfleet and, after its merger with Synoptics, Bay Networks (now Nortel) for nearly seven years. During his tenure, annual revenue grew from $10 million to $2 billion and Inc. recognized Wellfleet as “America’s Fastest Growing Company” for two consecutive years. Before Acme Packet, Seamus was vice president of marketing for Pingtel, widely recognized as the leader in SIP products and technology. He also held management positions at Data General, MASSCOMP and Bright Tiger and has operated his own consulting company. Seamus holds an AB degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Babson College.