As President and CEO of ATX Networks, a global leader of optical access and media distribution solutions, Charlie Vogt is responsible for the company’s overall strategic vision, global operations and growth. In 2016, ATX acquired InnoTrans and Pico Digital, respective leaders in optical access, media gateway & broadcast distribution technologies. Today ATX is a technology leader of media distribution platforms with more than seven million products connecting smart devices to intelligent networks, delivering 2,500 terabytes of mission-critical content every second of every day for the world’s most admired cable, satellite, fixed telecom, wireless and media broadcast service providers.
Mr. Vogt has spent his professional career executing visionary strategies resulting in unprecedented growth in communications markets. Read more >
John Ryan serves as Chief Sales Officer, tasked with expanding the reach of ATX’s access networking and media distribution portfolio through the company’s global sales and services resources. Ryan possess more than 30 years of global sales and customer support leadership. Prior to joining ATX, Ryan served as Vice President of Americas Sales with GENBAND, now Ribbon Communications, where he was instrumental in the growth of the company’s IP, NfV and enterprise gateway solutions. Prior to GENBAND, Mr. Ryan led Global Sales with ADC/Kentrox and Veraz Networks, and earlier in his career held senior sales positions with optical innovator Corvis and Nortel Networks. Ryan holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix combined with an Associate’s Degree in Electronic Technology from DeVry University.
Jeff Liening leads sales efforts the company’s largest region, developing new business opportunities and delivering solutions customized to customer needs. Liening brings to ATX more than 27 years of customer-facing sales experience from the communications service provider and media & entertainment business sectors. Prior to joining ATX, Liening led North America Sales and Services for Imagine Communications, where he was instrumental in the growth of next-generation ad management, networking and media access solutions with multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs), and satellite and media broadcasters. Liening has held a variety of sales leadership roles with GENBAND, Sycamore Networks, Lucent Technologies, Ascend Communications and Cascade Communications. He began his career with the U.S. Department of Defense (US Air Force). Liening holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis with advanced studies in Optical, RF and IP network design.
As Executive Vice President of Marketing, Kim Lee is responsible for the development and creative execution of global marketing strategies that elevate the ATX brand and build stronger connections between ATX and its customers, partners and employees. A marketing and communications leader for more than 25 years, Lee is recognized for enabling growth and transforming global brands for IT, telecommunications and media broadcasting companies through high-impact messaging and customer-focused marketing programs. Over the course of her career, Lee has worked in the advanced wireless, optical, IP and signaling technology fields, with a history of leading teams to peak performance in fast-paced environments. Prior to joining ATX, Lee led the extensive corporate re-brand of Harris Broadcast, launching two new brand identities – Imagine Communications and GatesAir – and held strategic leadership positions with GENBAND, Santera Systems and Ericsson.
As Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, Ben Newell leads ATX’s global business development and M&A efforts, working closely with the CEO to accelerate and execute the company’s vision and strategy. Since joining ATX in 2000, Newell has held leadership positions in Engineering, Business Development and Global Sales where he acquired extensive technical knowledge and developed valuable relationships within the cable, satellite and IPTV industries – influencing ATX’s direction and strategy, fostering strategic customer and OEM partnerships, and leading to multiple acquisitions over the past decade. Newell is a graduate from Queen’s University with a degree in Engineering.
Jay Lee serves ATX as Chief Product Officer, responsible for product development, platform strategy and operations for all RF/Access Networking solutions. Possessing many years of highly-specialized RF and optical technologies, combined with a keen understanding of the broadband business environment, Lee has contributed greatly to ATX’s ability to innovate and deliver market-leading access solutions to its global customer base. Lee has been a catalyst for the company’s growth since joining in 1998. Prior to ATX, Mr. Lee worked as an Engineer for Schlumberger, a leader of wireline services for the oil and gas industry, and Siemens as an R&D Design Engineer. Lee holds Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in Engineering from Queen’s University.
As Chief Product Officer, Ian Lerner drives ATX’s innovation and development activities, with a particular focus on the company’s cable, satellite, broadband and broadcast media distribution solutions. A visionary technologist, Lerner co-founded X-Digital Systems, which merged to create Pico Digital in 2010, and was acquired by ATX in 2016. Prior to founding X-Digital Systems, Mr. Lerner was Executive Vice President and co-founder of StarGuide Digital Networks, a provider of satellite and Internet transmission and distribution systems for the radio broadcast industry. A registered co-holder of 15 U.S. and international patents, Lerner earned degrees in Computer Engineering and Middle East Politics from University of California San Diego.
A technology luminary and thought-leader, Ramachandran provides the vision and leadership driving the company’s long-term technology strategy in Optical Access. In 2006, Ramachandran founded InnoTrans and led its rapid growth and expansion before its acquisition by ATX in 2016. As a technologist with 15 patents, Mr. Ramachandran is an acknowledged pioneer and visionary in the optical networking market. After his graduate studies in Electro-physics, Ramachandran joined Synchronous Communications, developing optical amplifiers and transmitters. As Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Ramachandran led Synchronous through a decade of rapid growth and innovation from 1991 to 2001, before the company was acquired by Motorola in 2001. He then led the Optics Center of Excellence for Motorola from 2002 to 2005, focusing on 10G optical transport and FTTH solutions.
Leveraging emerging technologies and strategic partnerships to bring the newest innovations to the global market, Andrew Isherwood is responsible for defining ATX’s long-term technology vision for its Media Gateway portfolio. A member of the Pico Digital team since 2013, Isherwood was responsible for Pico’s overall product strategy and has more than 15 years’ experience in developing CPE and headend products for cable, satellite, broadcast and IPTV applications. His career history includes six years as Chief Technologist and then Chief Technical Engineer at Pace Networks. Isherwood holds a first class honors degree in Electronics with Computing from UCLAN and an MBA from the University of Bradford, School of Management.
As Chief Financial Officer, Christina Kotsios is responsible for the overall financial management, information technology and legal functions at ATX. Within finance, Kotsios leads the controller, treasury, investor relations, accounting, tax and internal audit functions to pursue the company’s growth strategy and meet its clients’ and investors’ expectations. Ms. Kotsios joined ATX in 2004 and since 2008 has served as the company’s senior financial officer, gaining a deep understanding of the company’s global business and product portfolio. Prior to joining ATX, Ms. Kotsios built her diverse financial and operational experience as Director of Accounting Services at a Toronto-based accounting firm. Kotsios graduated with a degree in Economics from York University and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
Carlos Shteremberg serves as Chief Operating Officer of ATX, leading the company’s global supply chain, procurement, and professional services functions. Shteremberg also oversees global integration and continuous quality & process improvement efforts across the company. Mr. Shteremberg previously served as the General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of Pico Macom, overseeing the merger with X-Digital Systems and Standard Communications in 2010 to form Pico Digital. As President of Pico Digital, Mr. Shteremberg played a key role in repositioning the company as a global leader in the media distribution market. Shteremberg earned his degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego.
Trinda Searle provides strategic management of all global human resource initiatives, corporate services and facilities to foster a high-performing workforce, unified culture and employer brand reflective of the technology sector in which we operate. Ms. Searle joined ATX in 2006, bringing years of human resources management expertise within the Canadian and U.S. Manufacturing and Technology sectors. As a member of the senior leadership team, Searle has supported numerous strategic acquisitions and the integration of those companies. Prior to joining ATX, Searle served as the Human Resources Manager for RR Donnelley. Ms. Searle is a graduate of Durham College’s Human Resources Management Program and is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL).