Sierra Wireless Appoints Marc Overton as Senior Vice President & General Manager, Cloud & Connectivity Services

VANCOUVER, British Columbia--()--Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW), the leading provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that Marc Overton has been appointed Senior Vice President & General Manager of the Cloud & Connectivity Services Business Unit, effective immediately. Mr. Overton has more than 20 years of senior leadership experience in both global telecoms and technology, including with large MNOs in Europe. Mr. Overton will report directly to Jason Cohenour, President and CEO.

“I am excited about Marc’s addition to our management team”

“I am excited about Marc’s addition to our management team,” said Mr. Cohenour. “He is an accomplished leader with a proven track record of driving IoT subscriber and services revenue growth.”

Mr. Overton joins Sierra Wireless from Cisco Jasper, where he was Managing Director, Global Innovation and Sales for the Cisco IoT business. Prior to this role, he was Head of Global Operator Strategy & Business Development at Cisco Jasper. Before joining Cisco Jasper, Mr. Overton was SVP and Co-GM, EMEA for First Data, where he launched connected payment solutions, and VP of Wholesale and IoT at EE, where he ran the MVNO business, which included 27 mobile partners hosting more than 6.5 million subscribers and generating 2.5 million IoT connections. Earlier in his career, Mr. Overton held senior positions at Orange, as well as Hutchison 3G UK, Europe’s first 3G mobile operator.

Mr. Overton is a graduate of the University of Exeter with a B.A. in Politics, the University of Cambridge with an MPhil in International Relations, and Henley Management College with an MBA.

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Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is building the Internet of Things with intelligent wireless solutions that empower organizations to innovate in the connected world. Customers Start with Sierra because we offer the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of 2G, 3G and 4G embedded modules and gateways, seamlessly integrated with our secure cloud and connectivity services. OEMs and enterprises worldwide trust our innovative solutions to get their connected products and services to market faster. Sierra Wireless has more than 1,100 employees globally and operates R&D centers in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.sierrawireless.com.

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Marc Overton joins Sierra Wireless from Cisco Jasper, where he was Managing Director, Global Innovation and Sales for the Cisco IoT business.

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