SOURCE: Acme Packet

Acme Packet

June 07, 2012 08:30 ET

Acme Packet CEO Joins Top New England Business Leaders to Share Insight on Growing a Great Company

Andrew Ory to Discuss Managing Growth During Panels at The Nantucket Conference and XSITE

BEDFORD, MA--(Marketwire - Jun 7, 2012) - Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery networks, today announced that Andrew D. Ory, the company's president and chief executive officer, will be a featured speaker at two upcoming events designed to foster innovation, entrepreneurship, and building great businesses in greater New England. At both events, Ory will be joined by some of the region's most prominent business leaders to discuss managing company growth and share his advice for creating and building more pillar companies in Massachusetts.

Ory is a proven leader in Boston's robust business community. He co-founded Acme Packet in 2000 and has spearheaded Acme Packet's growth from a young startup pioneering the new session border controller product category and technology, through its successful initial public offering in 2006. Today, the company leads the category fueling a new paradigm in communications -- session delivery networks. Prior to founding Acme Packet, Andy was the founder, CEO and chairman of Priority Call Management, which he sold in 1999.

The Nantucket Conference Details

What: "Growing Great Companies, and Growing With Your Company," a panel discussion at The Nantucket Conference, an annual event that brings together visionary entrepreneurs, investors, and big company executives for insightful conversations about building great businesses.

Who: Moderated by Bouzha Cookman, managing partner at Catlin & Cookman Group, this discussion will feature insight from Ory, as well as Scott Griffith, CEO of Zipcar, and Paul Sagan, CEO of Akamai.

When: Friday, June 8 at 9:45 a.m., as part of the conference's complete program that runs June 7-9.

Where: The invitation-only event is being held at the Westmoor Club in Nantucket, MA.

XSITE Event Details

What: "Managing Growth and Evolution," a panel at The Xconomy Summit on Innovation, Technology, & Entrepreneurship (XSITE), a day-long event that convenes top entrepreneurs, innovators from public companies, venture capitalists, investors, and technologists from New England and beyond to explore ways to fuel momentum and growth as the economic recovery accelerates.

Who: Ory will joined by Gail Goodman, president and CEO of Constant Contact, and Dharmesh Shah, Co-Founder and CTO, HubSpot.

When: Thursday, June 14 at 11:20 a.m.

Where: Babson College, located at 231 Forest Street in Wellesley, MA. To learn more or register, visit http://xsite2012.com.

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About Acme Packet

Acme Packet (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery network solutions, enables the trusted, first-class delivery of next-generation voice, data and unified communications services and applications across IP networks. Our Net-Net product family fulfills demanding security, service assurance and regulatory requirements in service provider, enterprise and contact center networks. Based in Bedford, Massachusetts, Acme Packet designs and manufactures its products in the USA, selling them through over 220 reseller partners worldwide. More than 1,600 customers in 107 countries have deployed over 16,000 Acme Packet systems, including 88 of the top 100 service providers and 41 of the Fortune 100. For more information visit www.acmepacket.com.

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