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Aztek Names CEO

Daryl Overholt has been named CEO of Aztek Networks, a Boulder, Colo.-based provider of emergency standalone switching products. He previously was controller of Sequel Venture Partners, which is one of Aztek's investors.



Aztek Networks (, the leader in Emergency Stand Alone (ESA) equipment for enabling network switch collapse, today announced the appointment of Daryl Overholt as Chief Financial Officer. Overholt replaces Carl Maneri who announced his retirement earlier this year.


As CFO, Overholt brings more than 16 years of financial experience with venture-backed companies. Prior to joining Aztek, he spent five years with Sequel Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital firm specializing in technology and healthcare businesses. Prior to that, he spent 11 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers serving in various financial roles for a variety of venture-backed hardware and software companies.


“Daryl's experience in senior-level finance positions and heavy involvement in early start-up companies will be extremely valuable to Aztek as we continue to experience accelerated growth,” said Steven Bruny, CEO of Aztek Networks. “Aztek is well-poised with its current executive team in place to continue its success in ensuring public safety as well as helping telecom providers upgrade and streamline their networks with our industry-leading ESA technology.”

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About Aztek Networks

Based in Boulder, Colorado, Aztek Networks is the leader in Emergency Stand Alone (ESA) switching products that enable switch collapse for network migration. The company's patent-pending True ESA(TM) technology is the basis for the first and only truly open-standards, environmentally hardened and fully redundant ESA switch. Aztek's TDM and IP-based ESA switches, when combined with fiber-to-the-home or broadband multi-service access systems, offer telecommunications carriers reliable and cost-effective solutions for green-field access applications and the replacement of legacy remote switches. More information is available at