Shu Gan and Vin Costello strengthen Numerex management
October 15, 2015
Interactive M2M provider Numerex has appointed Shu Gan as chief marketing officer and Vin Costello as chief revenue officer in newly created executive management positions. Both served with Numerex CEO Marc Zionts on prior executive teams at Aicent and Allot Communications.
"Shu and Vin are seasoned executives with decades of experience and a track record of success in the telecommunications and technology industries," said Zionts. "With their appointments to these executive level positions, we have strengthened our ability to expand and improve our sales and marketing operations in keeping with our goal of being the premier IoT solutions provider in a dynamic and expanding market."
With more than 25 years of management experience in the high-tech and wireless industries, Gan will be responsible for product management, strategic market development and marketing for Atlanta, Georgia-based Numerex. He most recently served as corporate VP and GM at Syniverse. Prior to that, he served as EVP at Aicent, where he led multiple functions spanning product management, marketing, strategic BD and global sales as the company grew from start-up stage to market leadership serving more than 200 carriers worldwide, with most of its products and services ranked among the top three in global market share.
Gan has also held executive positions for Danghong Technologies and FutureDial, both pioneering software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in physics from Peking University, a master's degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech, and an MBA from University of California at Berkeley.
Costello will oversee sales strategy, business development and revenue generation for Numerex. Previously, he served as president and VP of sales of the Americas for Allot Communications, a provider of mobile, fixed and enterprise networks for service providers, carriers and enterprises. In that position, he was instrumental in major revenue growth and enabling the creation of unique business units for North and South America.
Earlier in his career, Costello held numerous positions of increasing responsibility at Nynex, where he founded and led the Nynex Network Integration business unit. Upon the merger with Bell Atlantic, he was named president and CEO of Bell Atlantic Network Integration where he grew the start-up business to $325m in annual revenue and 1200 employees in four years, eventually becoming part of Verizon Communications.
After serving as corporate vice president of global sales, Costello helped lead an optical networking start-up Corvis, where he served as VP of sales and assisted in achieving an initial public offering that exceeded $1bn. He was subsequently named VP and general manager of the managed storage division of Broadwing after the Corvis acquisition.
He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in computer applications and information systems from New York University and holds a master's degree in telecommunications management, where he also graduated magna cum laude, from Polytechnic University.