NetIX Communications, a start-up telecommunications company that accelerates the internet, has announced the appointment of Ken Lefkowitz as CEO and Mariyan Rangelov as CFO.
Before joining the team full-time, both of them had been advising NetIX on its expansion and the internationalisation of the sales and marketing team. These hires complement Netix’s appointment of Dan Ellenbogen as Germany Country Manager in November, the company said in a media statement.
“As we’ve worked with the NetIX team over the past 12 months, we’re increasingly enthusiastic about the market opportunity for our Global Internet Exchange service. It’s an honour to step into a leadership role as we grow our network globally,” Lefkowitz said.
Lefkowitz has 20 years of experience in leadership roles in finance and industry. As managing partner of New Europe Corporate Advisory (NECA) he has focused on transaction advisory for the network industries. He is past president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria and serves on the board of Bulgaria’s Institute for Market Economics. He majored in economics at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.
“Ken is leading by example on internationalizing our team,” NetIX founder and chairman Neven Dilkov was quoted as saying in the media statement. “This is a key priority for us as we expand to new geographies. We’re delighted to have both Ken and Mariyan on board.”
Rangelov has nine years of experience in treasury operations, financial risk management, portfolio management, investment banking and financial analysis at NECA and Bulgarian PostBank. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the Bulgarian CFA Association. He has an MBA from the University of Sheffield and a master’s degree in Finance and Banking from Sofia University.
NetIX (www.netix.net) describes itself as a start-up telecommunications company that accelerates the internet. It connects content creators with users faster, cheaper, and more directly than ever with its next-generation network. The network currently serves more than 70 members in 15 data centres throughout Europe. The company said that it is actively preparing for global expansion.