July 06, 2016 08:00 ET

Matt Bross, Telco Industry Visionary, Joins's Board of Directors

Bross Brings Vast Experience in Leading Companies Through Technology Transitions and Into High-Growth

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwired - July 06, 2016) -, the provider of the first, only, and complete open-source network service virtualization (NSV) platform, today announced that Matt Bross, CEO and Chairman of Compass-EOS, has been elected to its board of directors to help navigate the company through its next phases of growth. Bross will apply his expertise in an advisory role to help become an established leader in the networking industry as it transitions toward next-generation technologies such as network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networks (SDN).

Bross brings senior leadership experience and major achievements as the Chief Technology Officer at service provider industry giants Huawei and British Telecom, where he was responsible for translating key global business trends into customer-centric solutions and products. For example, Bross led the BT 21CN (21st Century Network) initiative that transitioned telecom networking from legacy technologies into all-IP next-generation networks enabling voice, video, mobile, and cloud or managed services.

"Matt is a noted industry visionary with an extensive track record of success in harnessing new technologies and driving service innovations all over the world," said Tony Schoener, CEO and Chairman of the Board at " is a company at the inflection point toward rapid growth and we expect Matt to make many positive and important contributions to our company's continued success."

Matt currently leads Compass-EOS, a next-generation routing company with advanced and highly differentiated technologies that promise to bring networking into the age of modularity and virtualization. Compass-EOS offers a family of carrier-grade, scale-out routers that enable SDN-based, simplified architectures in service provider networks.

"I view as a company with immense potential to redefine how customers build next-gen cloud-ready networks," said Bross. "I am proud to join the company as a board member and I'm excited to help them achieve their next level of success."

Bross joins Schoener, Matt Harper,'s Chief Development Officer, and Ed Anderson, founder of Northbridge Ventures as members of the board.


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