Wren to retire as CEO of Neutral Tandem

After shepherding interconnect provider Neutral Tandem through its initial public offering and growth into the international IP networking space, CEO Rian J. Wren announced that he is retiring from the company effective April 1, 2011. Neutral Tandem director G. Edward Evans has been chosen by the board to take the CEO reins following Wren's departure.

"On behalf of the other Directors, I would like to thank Rian Wren for his many outstanding contributions to Neutral Tandem," said Jim Hynes, Founder and Chairman of Neutral Tandem, in a company news release. "We were fortunate to have his guidance and direction at the core of our organization for the past five years, including through our initial public offering and beyond. We are also pleased that Rian will remain actively involved in the company by continuing as a board member."

Evans, in addition to serving on Neutral Tandem's board, is currently CEO of Stelera Wireless. He intends to resign the CEO position there prior to taking over Wren's position at Neutral Tandem.

Wren will continue to serve on Neutral Tandem's board of directors, a position he's held since November 2008.

For more:
- see this release

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