Mat joined Solace in 2005 and currently runs the technical operations within EMEA. He has extensive expertise within the messaging space and has worked to evangelize the appliance form factor for messaging within the region. Following successful sales Mat has work closely with all of the major accounts and partners within the region providing guidance on messaging and application architecture. Prior to joining Solace Mat worked for Alcatel through the acquisition of Newbridge Networks. At Alcatel/Newbridge Mat held a Systems Architect role and was responsible for the design and successful implementation of many large networks encompassing diverse technologies as optical transmission, ATM, IP, Ethernet, NGN and Mobile for many large clients. Before making the shift into the vendor space Mat held numerous positions at NTL and BT (UK Carriers), building and operating large networks and services for business and residential customers.