Cyan names telecom industry veteran Mark Floyd as CEO

Cyan has appointed Mark Floyd as its chief executive officer, in a move the company said will help it take advantage of new international growth opportunities.

Mark Floyd, Cyan


Having joined the board of directors in 2007 and named the company's board chairman this January, Floyd is hardly a stranger to Cyan. He will also continue to serve on the Petaluma, Calif.-based company's board.

Floyd replaces company founder Michael Hatfield, who will remain as the vendor's president.

In his role as company president, Hatfield will oversee overall solution strategy and driving development, engineering, product management, and marketing.

Although Cyan has a strong domestic U.S. customer base, the vendor has begun to build strong inroads in several international markets.

Floyd said, "Cyan has seen significant growth in the U.S. and has begun to expand in Europe and Latin America," and that there's "an even greater opportunity to increase our investment in international markets and accelerate our growth."

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