Cirries Technologies, Inc., began in 2006 to address the need for disparate networks to communicate, and to allow any network to access any application. Cirries’ initial market was primarily voice-multimedia networks operated by telecommunications carriers and service providers. Its product: a powerful real-time communications network engine that made any generation of service or application run over any generation of network.
The advent of smart phones, other mobile devices, and Internet-connected machines transformed Cirries’ market. Cirries responded by expanding capabilities of the high-performance network engine to facilitate collecting and processing network traffic for unprecedented visibility. The focus of this visibility is the experience of the end user of the network and the applications being accessed via the network. The Cirries Visibility Architecture contains three components, Packet Sensor (Packet processor), Metadata Sensor (Metadata processor) and DART (Stream Analytics with integrated Machine Learning).
Today, Cirries products enable the full value and potential of any kind of network, whether operated by carriers, service providers, or enterprises. Capable of processing extremely high volume, high velocity network data to monitor, report and manage network functions on the market, Cirries platform outperforms the market in performance and price. Cirries suite of products enables a holistic view of the network that provides network operator and enterprises with real-time analytics, accurate forensics, and the ability to improve network operation and efficiency. This analysis additionally facilitates the detection of any anomalous behavior, which triggers automatic alerts for the Network Operating Center or Security Operating Center to investigate. Alert notifications contain forensic data with the suggested plan of resolution to designated personnel.
Cirries maintains a strict focus on its core competency while maximizing revenue potential. As a software solution on COTS hardware, Virtual Machines or in Containers, Cirries helps pave the way to Network Excellence for each of its customers.
President & CEO
Rick Aguirre is co-founder and president of Cirries. With more than thirty years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Rick has a successful record of developing and advancing companies that have emerging, industry-changing technologies. He also held a number of key positions in large telecommunications equipment manufacturers. He began his career at Datapoint Corporation’s Integrated Electronic Office Systems Group. Rick joined Northern Telecom (Nortel Networks) in 1983 and spent eight years in engineering, product management and sales and marketing management positions. He served as director of cellular sales and later was named director, strategic marketing in the newly formed Wireless Systems Division. Rick was instrumental in forging relationships with Qualcomm and PacTel Cellular, which helped elevate Northern Telecom to one of the premier wireless manufacturers. In 1991, Rick became a partner in SCS Mobilecom, a CDMA research and development company, which was sold to InterDigital, Inc. (“IDCC”) in 1992. He left InterDigital in 1993 and founded a telecommunications consulting company, which represented a consortium of companies in the development of several key wireless standards, including WIMS/W-CDMA and 802.11. More recently and prior to co-founding Cirries, Rick served as vice president, product management and Marketing for jNetX, Inc., and as vice president and general manager of Protek Limited’s Americas Group, a Warburg-Pincus company.
Chief Revenue Officer
Joe Bacigalupo is the Chief Revenue Officer at Cirries Technologies. He is responsible for global sales and business development, channels and strategic partnerships, marketing, and customer success. Throughout his career, Joe had the opportunity to work for world-class organizations and launch/ manage large scale initiatives from ground zero. Joe’s extensive international experience has taught him the importance of flexibility and adaptability in growing companies around the world.
With over 25 years of experience, Joe’s leadership roles include managing domestic and international operations in the Enterprise Application Software, IT consulting, Telecommunications Equipment Manufacturers, and Technology companies such as Ericsson, Infosys, and i2 Technologies. In addition, Joe has served as a Chair of a CEO Advisory Board at Vistage Worldwide and writes a bi-monthly leadership column (“Leaders Hub with Joe”) for Latino Leaders Magazine. Joe holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering, an M.B.A. in General Management, and a Graduate Marketing Certificate from Southern Methodist University. He is an Applied Positive Psychology and Change Management Practitioner, a Certified Talent Optimization Consultant from Predictive Index, and has obtained Graduate and Advanced Certifications in Personal & Executive Coaching and Emotional Intelligence from the College of Executive Coaching.
Sr. Vice President
Roger Boivin is a qualified executive with more than 30 years’ experience in the telecom and data management industries with emphasis on new technology. He has significant experience with emerging businesses focused on maturing innovative ideas into new products. He is particularly effective in building strong, mutually beneficial relationships focused on achieving the organizations’ business goals. A graduate of SJTI in St. John, New Brunswick, Roger spent more than a decade in operations, engineering and management roles with the New Brunswick Telephone Company before joining Northern Telecom Canada. He then transferred to Richardson, Texas, and was quickly promoted to vice president of cellular sales and marketing for Northern Telecom. He was instrumental in nurturing that business from startup to a multi-million- dollar-a- year opportunity. Roger subsequently enjoyed success at Hughes Network, Ericsson, National Telemanagement Corporation and as president of COM DEV Wireless, a Canadian company with its USA headquarters in Richardson Texas. He then accepted a position as president and COO of ISCO International, a company providing interference solutions for the wireless industry using cryogenically cooled filters. In his most recent position as general manager for the Americas at jNetX Inc., Roger was responsible for all sales and strategic alliances of next-generation IMS service layer platform for North America, Latin America, and South America. He closed a major partnership agreement with CGI worldwide and assisted in carrier RFI and RF responses with IBM, Sun and Stratus Computing. He authored the complete sales and technical courses on convergent networks and the evolution to IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS).
Vice President of Product Line Management
Bill Pennington brings over 30 years of experience in all aspects of the telecom industry, including engineering, technical marketing and product management. He has contributed to the entire life cycle of switching systems that span the spectrum of class 5, class 4, tandem, wireless, and large PBX, domestic and international traditional and soft switches. He has introduced telecom equipment into IOC, IXC, RBOC, cellular, and enterprise networks. Bill has performed Product Line Management for Fortune 500 companies like GTE, Nortel and DSC as well as a variety of small start-up companies. He has also served as a consultant to a number of start-up telecom companies developing product plans and strategies. Bill has also served on and contributed to many national industry forums including the Network Reliability & Interoperability Council, the Network Security Council, the Network Reliability Steering Committee, Committee T1, the Telecom Industry Association, and the International Softswitch Consortium Mr. Pennington has a BS in Engineering and Applied Science from Yale University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Vice President of Business Development
INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH US?
Cirries is a global leader in managing and exploiting all types of voice-data- multimedia networks and the data they generate. We are always looking for people with bright ideas who can help us stay ahead of the competition. You would be part of a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic people who enjoy the benefits of working in an environment that rewards creativity and innovation. If this interests you, email us your resume below.