Turin Networks, a provider of switching solutions for wireline, wireless and private networks, has announced that it has appointed Howard Bain, III to its board of directors as well as chairman of its audit committee.
Mr Bain joins Turin with more than 30 years of experience in all areas of corporate finance, operations, internal control systems, and public company financial and accounting issues.
Previously, Mr Bain served as chief financial officer (CFO) or senior financial executive of five public high technology companies during more than three decades in Silicon Valley. Most recently, he was CFO of Portal Software, a developer of customer revenue management software for communications and content service providers. Prior to joining Portal, Mr Bain held CFO positions at Vicinity Corporation, Informix, and Symantec Corporation. He has also held senior financial and accounting management positions with Fairchild Camera & Instrument Corporation and as a consultant with Arthur Andersen LLP, where he was a certified public accountant.
Henry Wasik, president and CEO of Turin Networks, said: Howard is a respected executive in the financial community and has had leadership roles at many well known high technology firms. This experience, along with his specific knowledge of today’s complex accounting world including Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, will be critical to Turin’s future.