Azure, the telecoms revenue assurance company, today announced the appointment of Jason Lane-Sellers as its new fraud product marketing manager. He brings over eight years of experience specialising in combating telecoms fraud.
Jason joins Azure from Neural Technologies, where he had a role as a fraud and revenue assurance consultant, providing it with a knowledgebase that could be used to improve its sales, marketing, product development and customer interaction experience.
Previous to that, Jason worked for Vodafone UK, where he was responsible for a variety of fraud issues from management and prevention to training, education and liaison. He has also worked for fixed, indirect access and switch-less resale providers, with responsibilities covering fraud billing and revenue assurance.
Jason is also involved heavily with fraud issues outside of his employment. He has served as a director for TUFF (Telecommunications UK Fraud Forum) and is currently sitting on the Emerging Technologies Committee of the CFCA (Communications Fraud Control Association) who are a worldwide body promoting fraud and risk awareness.
Additionally, Jason is a regular member of the GSM Association Fraud Forum where he is a consistent contributor and has aided the development of the GSMA fraud professional training courses. Jason is also a member of the Services Fraud and Risk Assessment (SFRA) committee and the professional certification board and regularly speaks at industry events on the issues of fraud, revenue assurance and risk management.
John Cronin, CEO of Azure, said: “We are delighted that Jason has joined us. He is one of the principal contributors to fraud issues in the industry and his wealth of experience and knowledge will no doubt be a great asset to Azure. Jason’s appointment is part of Azure’s commitment to being number one in the revenue assurance space.”
Azure’s revenue assurance portfolio includes Interconnect Billing, Fraud Management, Mediation Software, Event Integrity and Route Optimisation.
About Azure (www.azuresolutions.com)
Azure is one of the world’s leading revenue assurance companies with offices in London, Ipswich, Madrid and Hong Kong. Its portfolio includes Interconnect Billing, Fraud Management, Mediation Management, Event Integrity and Route Optimisation. Azure provides individual products or complete revenue assurance solutions using a common platform and any combination of products that a customer might need. Customers can choose a system that they own and operate themselves or a bureau that Azure manages on their behalf. Amongst Azure’s customers are PTTs, mobile operators, national operators, carrier’s carrier and cable TV companies; Azure has significant carrier experience and understands the problems faced by all these operators. The company’s heritage is based on the fundamental technology and skills developed whilst in BT in the early 1990’s with many of the world-class technical experts remaining at Azure today.
Azure was spun out of BT in April 2003 and is backed by the technology venturing partnership, NVP Brightstar, created in February 2003. NVP Brightstar has been created by BT Brightstar, formerly part of BT’s research and technology business, BT Exact; Coller Capital, the UK-based global private equity investment manager; and New Venture Partners, the US-based venture capital firm.
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