Dr. Mark F. Bregman will leave his current position as Symantec Corp.’s executive vice president/CTO to join Va.-based Neustar as CTO, effective Aug. 2. He will work out of the company’s California office.

His new duties have Bregman overseeing Neustar’s product technology strategy and product development efforts, and he reports to President/CEO Lisa Hook.?
While at Symantec, Bregman developed the company’s technology strategy and was responsible for its investments in advanced R&D, security and technology services.  Prior to Symantec, Bregman was executive vice president/Product Operations at Veritas Corporation, which merged with Symantec in 2005. His Ph.D. in physics comes from Columbia University, and he is a graduate of Harvard College.

“What excites me most about coming to Neustar is the opportunity to work for a company that demonstrates top-flight technology innovation across multiple platforms,” comments Bregman. “Joining the company when it is building on its number portability and Internet infrastructure services by  creating cloud-based digital-rights-management systems, rolling out advanced cyber-security services  for both the government and private sector, and offering enterprises new data and analytics tools, offers me an opportunity to help drive Neustar’s business success in multiple arenas.”??

Adds President Hook, “As the world’s leading provider of network addressing, routing and policy management, Neustar is an attractive destination for today’s top technology talent. As Neustar continues to provide these critical services along with cyber security and data analytics to network operators, Internet companies and media companies, having a CTO with Mark’s breadth of experience is a tremendous asset.”

In other personnel news, CTIA-The Wireless Association named Jamie Hastings vice president/External and State Affairs, effective Sept. 6. Her duties include advocating on policy issues for the U.S. wireless industry before all levels of state government, including public service commissions, state legislatures, governors and state attorneys general.

Hastings also will analyze state legislation and regulatory proposals to help ensure market-driven policies continue to reflect the U.S. wireless industry and engage numerous third-party organizations on a variety of topics. She’s spent the past 11 years working for T-Mobile USA, most recently as its vice president/State Legislative Affairs. ?

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