SOURCE: Roving Planet

October 12, 2005 09:04 ET

Roving Planet Appoints Richard Schulte as President and CEO

Former Co-Founder and CMO of Voyant Technologies Also to Serve on Roving Planet Board of Directors

WESTMINSTER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 12, 2005 -- Roving Planet, the leading provider of Policy-Driven Network Management and Control Solutions for enterprise networks, announced today that former Voyant Technologies, Inc. Co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer Richard ("Dick") Schulte has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer and President, effective October 10, 2005. Mr. Schulte will also serve on the Board of Directors.

Dick Schulte has held several key senior executive roles over the last two decades. As co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer with Voyant Technologies he was responsible for business and corporate development, marketing and sales, while also serving on the board of directors. Dick was integral to the significant growth and success of Voyant and was a key participant in the effort that ultimately resulted in an accretive acquisition by Polycom, Inc.

Prior to Voyant, Dick held the position of Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing at, a Web conferencing startup. Prior to MSHOW, Dick was Corporate Vice President Sales and Marketing at ConferTech International, a recognized leader in the teleconferencing industry. Dick has also held various management roles at McCaw Cellular Communications, ROLM/IBM Corporation (now part of Siemens AG) and Tektronix, Inc.

Don Parsons, Roving Planet Chairman and Managing Director at Appian Ventures, said, "We've known Dick for quite some time now and have been involved with him in prior organizations. We're thrilled to be working with him again here at Roving Planet and welcome him to the team. He will add great value to the company with his skill in building organizations, and will bring Roving Planet to the forefront of the network management and control industry."

"I am excited to be part of the Roving Planet team and look forward to working with the great group of talented people that the company has assembled," said Dick Schulte. "With the explosion of mobile devices and the increasingly complex nature of networking technology, Roving Planet is uniquely positioned to become the leader in delivering network management solutions to the industry."

About Roving Planet

Roving Planet ( delivers Policy-Driven Network Management and Control Solutions for enterprise networks. Our products create a robust and secure network environment by managing and controlling users, endpoints, connections, and sessions. Roving Planet solutions drastically reduce operating and management costs, ensure perimeter security and integrity, while providing correlated, enterprise-wide network intelligence, visibility and reporting.

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