Openet is led by industry experts who have worked with service providers and software companies to help shape and transform the telecoms industry. They bring a wealth of experience and expertise to ensure that Openet consistently innovates, delivers for our customers and makes Openet a great place to work.

Niall Norton


Niall joined Openet in March 2004 as CFO before becoming CEO in 2006. A winner of the European Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 and the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011, Niall was voted by Telecoms Business Review as one of the Top 100 most influential people in global telecoms in 2017. Prior to joining us, he served as CFO of O2 Ireland from 2001 to 2004.

Joe Hogan

CTO and Founder

Joe is Openet’s founder. He has served on the Openet board and as CTO since Openet’s founding in 1999. Joe is the principal architect of Openet’s product portfolio and has over 45 patents in 5G technology. He is responsible for technology innovation in Openet and is also a joint winner of the European Entrepreneur of the Year (2012) and EY Entrepreneur of the Year (2011).

Apollo Guy

GVP Corporate Development

Apollo joined Openet in 2006 and currently serves as our Global Vice President of Corporate Development. A telecoms professional with over 30 years’ experience Apollo has held senior positions with Rogers, Bell Canada and GSG International. In Openet Apollo has held leadership roles in sales, product management and corporate development.

Paul Saunders

GVP Sales

Paul is Global Vice President of Sales for Openet since January 2018 and is responsible for Openet’s global commercial reach excluding AT&T. Paul joined Openet in 2007 and has held a number of key commercial roles across both Alliances and Regional Sales. Paul has worked with many of the world’s leading operators, system integrators and software companies to ensure the growth of Openet.

Michael O’Sullivan

GVP Delivery & Customer Enablement

Michael joined Openet in 2003 and currently serves as our Global Vice President, Delivery & Customer Enablement. Prior to this, Michael has served in a number of roles for Openet, including, GVP Engineering, Director of Openet Labs and Director of the systems engineering group. Before joining Openet, Michael held senior technical positions at Aldiscon, Logica, Aersoft and AOL.

Fiona Harold

VP Corporate Planning

Fiona joined Openet in 2007. As VP of Corporate Planning for Openet, Fiona works with the broader Leadership Team to ensure we have the right process, structure and people in place and that these are operating effectively at an organisation level to achieve our strategic objectives.  Fiona also leads Openet’s HR team and ensures that Openet’s people strategy & culture is developed as an integral part of Openet’s corporate identity.