Aug 6, 2021 | 4 min read

Optiva Appoints John Giere as President and CEO

Momenta's Executive Search team congratulates John Giere on his placement as President and Chief Executive Officer at Optiva.  


Optiva,  a leader in providing communications service providers (CSPs) worldwide with cloud-native revenue management software on the private and public cloud, appoints telecom industry thought leader and veteran, John Giere, as President and Chief Executive Officer. 


Giere joins Optiva after serving as Chief Executive Officer of Openwave Mobility and General Manager of the mobility business unit for Openwave Systems. Prior roles include Chief Marketing Officer for Alcatel-Lucent and Lucent Technologies in addition to vice president roles in sales, marketing, and business development at Ericsson.

With Giere’s leadership and proven track record as CEO leading and building successful global telecom software businesses, he will guide Optiva’s team and cloud-native BSS product roadmap to focus and address emerging 5G market opportunities across new SaaS business models within a rapidly expanding monetization ecosystem.

“Momenta’s leading C-level technology retained Executive Search Team focuses on helping its clients "future proof” their businesses through top-tier digital industry hires,” said Richard White, Managing Partner of Momenta’s Executive Search Practice. “We are both thrilled to collaborate with Optiva’s board on this critical search and excited to watch Mr. Griere lead the company to deliver on its future world-class technology and business promise.

Giere holds an MBA from the University of Maryland and a BS degree from Georgetown University.



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About Optiva

Optiva Inc. is a leading provider of cloud-native revenue management software for the telecommunications industry. Its products are delivered on private and public cloud and in various as-a-service models. The company’s revenue management, monetization, and engagement solutions help telcos worldwide in different lines of business to achieve their goals. Optiva brings years of telecom expertise to its portfolio, worldwide delivery experience, and unique cloud journey, offering telcos unmatched speed, scale, flexibility, and savings. Optiva helps operators unlock their potential to maximize digital, 5G, and IoT market opportunities. Established in 1999, Optiva Inc. is on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: OPT). For more information, please visit


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