Management Team

Dr Payam Taaghol, CEO

Dr. Payam Taaghol joined MYCOM in September 2005 and has more than 18 years of wireless telecommunication experience. Prior to joining MYCOM, Payam headed and established several successful wireless technology and professional services divisions for a number of industry leaders, including Nortel, Bechtel Telecommunications and Wireless Facilities international in EMEA. Payam is well known and respected in the industry, particularly on 3G with more than 20 publications to his name. An advisor to corporations such as Vodafone and Ericsson on both operational and technical issues Payam is a long standing advisor, technical auditor and proposal evaluator for the European Commission’s research and development division, INSFO on system’s beyond 3G. Payam holds a BEng. Hons. (1st) from University of North London and a PhD from University of Surrey.

Mounir Ladki, President and CTO

Mounir Ladki is co-founder, President and CTO of MYCOM OSI, the leading provider of Service Assurance, Orchestration and Analytics solutions to the largest operators in the world. An entrepreneur and industry visionary with expertise in Mobile Telecoms, IT, OSS and Software development, he is actively participating in shaping the future of OSS and Networks Management in the era of Cloud and IoT, and has been sitting at the advisory board of TM Forum. Mounir was recognized twice by 'Global Telecoms Business' as one of the leading 40 under 40 executives in the Telecoms industry worldwide and contributed to the Frost and Sullivan Product Leadership strategy award. Prior to this, Mounir worked for many years at Matra then Nortel, where he set up and managed the advanced engineering services group and played a key role in the definition and market delivery of Nortel’s advanced mobile solutions, including a number of world firsts such as fractional reuse patterns and microcellular networks. Mounir gained a master’s degree in Telecom engineering with distinction from Supélec, a business degree from Sorbonne University and executive education at INSEAD.

Bob Franzetta, CFO

Bob Franzetta is Chief Financial Officer at MYCOM OSI. Bob joined in June 2014 to manage the financial strategy of the company and is responsible for the company’s finance and strategic planning operations. Bob is committed to maximizing investor objectives and ensuring a balanced portfolio of growth initiatives. Prior to joining MYCOM OSI, Bob was VP Corporate Controller at Aspect Software and has held senior finance positions at a number of IT companies. He started his career at Price Waterhouse and gained his BS, Finance from Penn State University and MBA from the University of Virginia.

John Rainger, Head of Sales

John Rainger is head of global sales at MYCOM OSI. He has over 20 years of experience in early stage and large companies including HP, Kenan Systems, Lucent, Openet, Tribold and CSG in a range of executive positions, developing a deep knowledge of the telecom software space. 

John joined MYCOM OSI in February 2014 to lead the company’s global sales organization, including sales, partnering, pre-sale, sales operations and contracting, to drive the adoption of MYCOM OSI products and services, and fuel the growth of the company.  The MYCOM OSI sales organisation collaborates with customers  and partners to find solutions that help carriers improve their profitability while offering the best quality of service to their subscribers.

Ian Meakin, Head of Marketing

Ian Meakin is head of marketing and responsible for leading the marketing function globally for MYCOM OSI. Ian joined MYCOM in August 2012 from 8 years as head of marketing at several mobile start-up companies and prior to that 5 years at Sun Microsystems where he led UK Product Marketing & Industry Marketing. He started his career as a programmer at Accenture before moving into high-tech product marketing roles within large IT companies.

Ian has almost 25 years business-to-business software marketing experience in the IT/Telco industry spanning all aspects of marketing. Ian has a BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering degree from the University of Bristol, holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from – and is a member of – the Chartered Institute of Marketing.