WAKEFIELD, Mass., Sept. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comverse, Inc. ("CNS"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Comverse Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:CMVT) ("CTI"), today announced that Denis Bernaert will join the company as Senior Vice President, Managing Director Europe, Middle East and Africa, effective September 12, 2012. In this new position, Mr. Bernaert will be responsible for all CNS sales and operational activities in the EMEA region. "Denis Bernaert is a proven executive with more than 20 years of international IT management experience, the last 15 of which were focused on telecom BSS, both as a solutions provider and a network operator," said Philippe Tartavull, Comverse, Inc.'s President and Chief Executive Officer. "Denis' background makes him a perfect fit for CNS, as he has a deep understanding of our products, our markets and our customers' needs." "I am very pleased to join CNS, a company I know quite well as both an industry participant and a network operator. CNS has a strong reputation for leadership, innovation and customer service in the BSS, mobile Internet and Value-Added Services markets, and has excellent opportunities for future growth and success. I look forward to years of success with the CNS team and our customers," said Mr. Bernaert. About Denis Bernaert Mr. Bernaert joins CNS from Netcracker, a unit of NEC, where he served as Vice President Sales, Europe & Africa. Prior to that, during his 10 years with BSS solutions supplier Convergys, he served in a variety of international management positions of increasing responsibility, including delivery, business development, sales and account management. Prior to that, he served in management roles at communications network operator Cegetel/SFR for five years, focusing on customer care and billing. Before that, Mr. Bernaert was with Accenture (then named Andersen Consulting) for eight years, and as a Senior Manager led several business transformations and IT implementations across a number of industries, including telecommunications. He holds an Engineering degree in electronics from Institut Superieur d'Electronique de Paris, and completed the Advanced Management Programme from Insead business school. He is a reserve officer in the French Navy.