NASHUA, N.H. (July 1, 2016) – Today NuWave Technologies, Inc., a provider of HPE NonStop middleware solutions, announced the appointment of Gabrielle Guerrera to the position of chief executive officer (CEO), effective today. The change in leadership has been well-planned, as Gabrielle has been working for NuWave in various positions for the past eight years and training for the past six months to take over the management of day-to-day operations. Ernie Guerrera, founded the company in 1999 and served as NuWave’s president and chairman of the board for 17 years. As he now steps into the role of chief revenue officer (CRO), he has named his daughter Gabrielle as his successor.
“This has been the plan for a long while. It has always been my intention for Gabrielle to move into this role,” Ernie explained.
“Last year, we made a shift in our priorities to focus our resources on completing new products, rather than using these resources for IT consulting projects for customers. Now that we have made significant progress on LightWave ServerTM and LightWave ClientTM, I will personally focus on managing and supporting our growing sales team, which is a role I am very familiar and comfortable with. As we launch two new products this year, this change in structure is timely and extremely positive. As we grow, we need a more resilient structure and we also need to be more formal about making major decisions and separating responsibilities and functions. Gabrielle will bring this discipline.”
After earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Boston University in 2008, Gabrielle joined NuWave as the company’s marketing coordinator. Over the years, she gained valuable insight into the industry, not only from her father’s decades of experience in the HPE NonStop space, but also from taking a hands-on approach to figuring out how to market to the NonStop community. Over the years, Gabrielle spoke to and surveyed dozens of NonStop users to learn about their needs and wants. She also started a NonStop-focused blog and interviewed numerous vendors and service providers in the space to better understand the technology available to the community. In the past several years at NuWave, she had the opportunity to learn about many different aspects of the business by performing tasks related to administration, sales, marketing, and business development. In preparation for her transition into the role of CEO, Gabrielle has also begun a master’s of business administration (MBA) program at world-renowned Babson College in Massachusetts.
“My father has laid the foundation for the company,” said Gabrielle. “After working in the HPE NonStop space for over 10 years, he started NuWave Technologies and built the company from the ground up. Now, it is my job to take the company to the next level by executing my plan for growth and fostering an environment conducive to innovation.”
For the last 17 years, Ernie has been in charge of sales, pricing, customer relations and revenue management. As CRO, he’ll be able to focus more on these specific aspects of the organization. He will fulfill the growing company’s need for additional leadership in customer relations and sales. He will also regularly measure and analyze productivity and effectiveness, with a goal of continually increasing revenue and profitability, as well as improving the relevant processes and procedures.
“With the company in a state of growth, we need someone to make sure all of our revenue generating departments stay on track,” Gabrielle explained. “My father has the technical NonStop experience, project management expertise, and knowledge of customer needs to be able to provide guidance in these areas.”
The change in leadership could not come at a more pivotal time for NuWave Technologies. With new trends and technology advancements coming to the forefront of the HPE NonStop sector, and with NuWave growing in headcount and launching two products later this year, the company is primed to make great strides in the space. Gabrielle’s vision for NuWave is for the company to be an innovator in the NonStop space.
“My main goals are to focus the company on HPE NonStop and launch innovative, intuitive products quickly. In the past, we have tried to do too many things, and now as a growing company, it is critical that we hone in on what we are best at to start being the first to market. We have exceptional talent, great products, and excellent relationships with all of our NonStop customers, so we are going to leverage those assets as we move forward.”
With Gabrielle’s vision for how to propel NuWave Technologies forward, the company will likely make an even greater impact in the HPE NonStop space in the future.