Niall Norton has served as Chief Executive Officer and Board member for Openet Telecom since 2006. Between 2004 and 2006, Mr. Norton was Openet’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Openet, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Telefónica Ireland from 2001 to 2004. He holds a degree in Commerce from University College, Dublin, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, and has a Certificate in Management Excellence from Harvard Business School. He was recognised as one of the 100 influential people in Telecoms by Global Telecoms Business in 2017, and the ITLG "Silicon Valley 50" – Top Irish and Irish-American Tech Executives in 2014. During his tenure as Openet the company has been recognised by winning Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards 2017, the European Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013 (TECHTOUR), the Irish Software Association Company of the Year 2012 and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 (Ireland).