WAKEFIELD, Mass., Sept. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comverse, Inc. ("CNS"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Comverse Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:CMVT) ("CTI"), today announced that Kathleen Harris has been named Senior Vice President, Human Resources, and will lead the company's global HR activities, effective September 24, 2012. Ms. Harris joins CNS from Sonus Networks, Inc., where she has led the global HR team since 2007. She replaces Sharon Dayan, who is leaving the company to pursue other interests. "Kathy Harris brings more than 25 years of Human Resources leadership experience to CNS, the last twelve in telecom and high technology, and she has successfully partnered with executive teams to translate strategy into HR operational plans to meet business objectives," said Philippe Tartavull, Comverse, Inc.'s President and Chief Executive Officer. "At the same time, I would also like to acknowledge Sharon Dayan's contributions in leading the HR function during the past two years, and wish her well in her future endeavors." "I am delighted to join the CNS team," said Ms. Harris. "CNS is well-known as a global leader in its markets, and its opportunities for growth and success should help the company attract, recruit and retain key talent around the world. Both current and prospective CNS employees have a chance to enjoy a rewarding and fulfilling experience, and I am thrilled to be part of it," said Ms. Harris. About Kathleen Harris Ms. Harris joins CNS from Sonus Networks, a leading provider of wireless and wireline voice over IP and multimedia solutions for carriers, cable companies, and next-generation service providers, where she led the global HR function as Vice President, Human Resources. Prior to that, from 2000 to 2007, she served in a variety of HR management positions at Lightbridge, Inc, a leading provider of technology, services and software that manage customer transactions. Before that, she held several HR management positions at Trend-Lines, Inc., Lily Transportation Corp., and Mark-Burton, Inc. Ms. Harris holds an M.B.A. and a B.S. from Suffolk University.