WAKEFIELD, Mass., Oct. 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comverse, Inc. ("CNS"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Comverse Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:CMVT) ("CTI"), today announced that Nassrin Tavakoli will join the company as Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and R&D, effective immediately. In this new position, Ms. Tavakoli will be responsible for all CNS product planning and development. "Nassrin Tavakoli is a technically sophisticated executive with more than 20 years experience and a proven track record of success managing the design, build and implementation of products to fulfill strategic business objectives, including more than a decade focused on wireless networking and related technologies," said Philippe Tartavull, Comverse, Inc.'s President and Chief Executive Officer. "Throughout her career Nassrin has led large multi-national engineering organizations and driven customer satisfaction, revenue growth and superior financial performance by improving product development cycle time, quality and efficiency. Her international background as an outstanding team leader makes her an excellent addition to CNS." "I am excited to join CNS, a company known for innovation in the telecommunications industry for more than two decades. CNS is recognized for product and market leadership in the converged BSS, mobile Internet and Value-Added Services arenas, and has a roadmap of high value next generation solutions that position the company for future growth and success," said Ms. Tavakoli. About Nassrin Tavakoli Ms. Tavakoli held a variety of technology leadership positions of increasing responsibility over a sixteen year period at Motorola, Inc., focused on advanced wireless infrastructure, handset and multimedia technologies, most recently as Senior Director of its Global Software Group. In several previous positions, she managed and developed systems involving technologies and domains including billing systems, distributed database systems, M-commerce, and voice and pattern recognition. More recently, she served for two years as Senior Vice President of Global Engineering at Hypercom, Inc., a global leader in high security end-to-end electronic payment products and services. Ms. Tavakoli holds a Ph. D. and MS in Computer Science from Kansas State University, and a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from Southeast Missouri State University.