Today 7SIGNAL The Wi-Fi Performance Company announced Russell Wangler as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) tasked with leading 7SIGNAL’s SaaS platform expansion to accommodate its rapid growth. The appointment places a 20 year software leader and architect at the helm of its cloud based Wi-Fi performance management platform.
“Russ has a proven track record of developing great teams, as well as incredible software platforms and products,” stated Tom Barrett, President and CEO of 7SIGNAL. “His leadership will enable us to continuously deliver value to the marketplace to satisfy the enormous demand for our Wi-Fi performance management solutions.”
Wangler spent ten years at Accenture in various consultant roles before taking on Director level roles in Application Delivery and Process Management at Nationwide Insurance. Wangler then progressed to The Gap where he directed Technical Management across multiple campuses. He was responsible for delivering on multi-million dollar software projects, and developed a center of software competency by instituting Lean and Agile practices to improve organizational agility.
“I’m both humbled and excited to be joining a company like 7SIGNAL at a time when things are really taking off,” said Wangler. “I’m intimately familiar with the challenges facing large enterprises today. I’m also confident in my ability to take 7SIGNAL’s technology to the next level to accommodate the explosive growth in wireless devices driven by the Internet of Things revolution.”
7SIGNAL’s founder, Veli-Pekka Ketonen, a 25 year veteran of the wireless industry, takes over the role of Chief Innovation Officer with a concentration on Wi-Fi Research and Development, in addition to leading 7SIGNAL’S Customer Success Team. “The small company from Finland that VP founded has really grown up,” said Barrett. “At this stage, we need more focus on identifying and solving Wi-Fi issues and challenges experienced in the market. VP knows the Wi-Fi space better than anybody and Russ will depend on his guidance to solve these problems through the software. I’m really excited about this team.”