'We warmly welcome John to the Sybase family,' said John Chen, chairman and CEO of Sybase. 'John brings a wealth of experience in the mobile market, and will focus on extending the global leadership of Sybase 365 in messaging and mobile commerce services.'
From 2001 to 2010, John served as CEO of 724 Solutions, Inc., a company that engages in the design, development, marketing and support of mobile internet/mobile broadband products for use by mobile network operators worldwide. He was also co-founder, CEO and President of TANTAU Software, Inc., a global provider of high volume, secure, mobile eCommerce solutions to enterprises. Prior to co-founding TANTAU, John served as COO of SCC Communications, a telecommunications support service company. He has also held several management positions at Tandem Computers '” a developer of fault tolerant computer systems, and various financial and general management positions at Burroughs Corporation '” a manufacturer of computer and related equipment.
'Sybase 365 has a unique opportunity to expand its share of the operator services and mobile commerce services markets, particularly in the rapidly growing areas of mobile banking, mobile payments and IPX connectivity,' states Sims. 'It will be exciting and gratifying to shepherd Sybase 365 growth in such a vibrant market.'
In 2001, John was honoured with the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the communications category for the Greater Austin area. He has been a speaker at numerous industry events, including the GSMA Mobile World Congress and CTIA events.
Sims will replace Marty J. Beard, who is leaving Sybase to pursue other endeavours.