Infovista Announces Leadership Change: Rick Hamilton Appointed as CEO

In a significant leadership change, Infovista, a global leader in network lifecycle automation solutions, has announced the appointment of Rick Hamilton as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective October 1st. The decision was made by the Board of Directors, led by private equity firm Seven2.

Hamilton will succeed Jose Duarte, the current CEO, who will transition to the role of Executive Chairman. Jose Duarte has guided Infovista since 2019, overseeing substantial transformation and growth. During his tenure, Infovista witnessed strategic shifts towards network automation, including significant acquisitions and divestitures. He spearheaded the acquisition and integration of Empirix while strategically selling the Ipanema SD-WAN business.

Rick Hamilton, who has been serving as Deputy CEO since May 2023, brings a wealth of experience to his new role. He has a strong background in the telecoms industry, having held pivotal positions at BluePlanet (a division of Ciena), Juniper Networks, and Cisco Systems. Hamilton’s deep-rooted understanding of technology, operations, and finance within the telecoms value chain will be instrumental in propelling Infovista’s growth.

Hamilton holds a bachelor’s degree in information systems from the University of Phoenix and a master’s degree in software engineering from Golden Gate University. With his prior experiences in leadership positions at prominent technology firms, Hamilton is well-equipped to steer Infovista towards continued success.

This leadership change reflects Infovista’s commitment to adapting to the evolving needs of the business and driving further growth through network lifecycle automation solutions. With Rick Hamilton at the helm, the company is poised to continue its strategic advancements and strengthen its position as a global leader in the industry.