Openet adds to global leadership team

April 19, 2016 - Openet

New GVP Sales Damian Artt brings more than 20 years of experience in direct sales, channel sales, and operations

Newly promoted GVP Professional Services Sohil Sami adds depth of experience across North and Latin America

DUBLIN, Ireland – April 20th 2016Openet, a global leader in the supply of real-time BSS (business support systems) and customer engagement systems, today announced the appointment of Damian Artt to Global Vice President of Sales. Damian will drive global sales, services, solutions and process at Openet, Ireland’s largest privately-owned technology firm. The company has also announced the promotion of Sohil Sami to Global Vice President, Professional Services.

Damien Artt

Prior to joining Openet, Damian served as SVP Worldwide Sales at MobileIron, where he drove record sales results. Preceding this role, he served as President and General Manager of Polycom Americas, a business that achieved more than $700m in annual revenue. At Polycom Damian’s responsibilities included direct sales, a channel of 1,000+ partners, and worldwide sales enablement and operations.

"Damian has consistently demonstrated his ability to lead sales organizations through growth periods, in a wide variety of disparate market segments," said Niall Norton, CEO at Openet. "He has a track record of developing and attracting strong talent globally, is passionate about solution selling, and has deep experience with both direct enterprise and two-tier channel sales."

Damian joined Polycom after eight years at Wind River, where he served as SVP of Worldwide Sales and Services. During his time at Wind River he was responsible for growing sales by almost 100 per cent over a three year period. 

Damian earned a BSc in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from Queens University, Belfast.

Sohil Sami

Damian’s appointment coincides with the promotion of Sohil Sami to Global Vice President, Professional Services. Sohil joined Openet in 2001, and previously held the position of Vice President of Professional Services focusing on the North and Latin American markets.

“Sohil has played a pivotal role in Openet’s international expansion to date, and brings a great depth of international experience to his global role,” said Niall Norton, CEO at Openet. “We are undergoing an exciting period of growth, and are confident that the addition of talented new members to our executive management team will help us bring our ambitious vision to fruition.”

Sohil Sami has more than 20 years of experience in the delivery of strategic software projects for telecommunications providers, cable companies and other software customers across both North and Latin America. He holds a B.A in Economics from George Mason University.


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About Openet

Openet provides the systems and expertise to assist Communication Service Providers to grow to become Digital Service Providers. Openet enables this through our real-time monetization, control, and big data preparation systems. Our solutions enable service providers to be more innovative in how they engage with their customers to drive new revenues and increase their share of their customers’ digital spend.

Since its foundation in 1999, Openet has constantly been at the forefront of telecoms software development and innovation. Its success is personified by the many long-term relationships it has fostered with the largest, most progressive, and demanding operators across the globe. For more information visit


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