Former Clearwire CEO Erik Prusch has a new gig, taking on the CEO role at mobile security software maker NetMotion Wireless. The new position comes about six months after Prusch stepped away from Clearwire, which was acquired by Sprint after a drawn out bidding war with Dish Network.
In a statement, Prusch said that he looks forward to setting “the new standard in enterprise mobility management.”
“NetMotion has attractive opportunities for expansion, and the company is well-positioned to benefit from significant market trends, including the continuing rise in the number of mobile workers, the increasing use of mission-critical applications on mobile devices, and numerous regulatory changes requiring greater data security,” he said.
NetMotion was acquired in 2012 by Clearlake Capital Group, a private equity firm with $1.4 billion under management. Prusch, who had been serving as an advisor to Clearlake, will succeed interim CEO and Clearlake Operating Advisor Chris Gibbons. Gibbons will remain chairman of the company.
Prior to Clearwire, Prusch served as CEO of Borland Software and vice president of finance of Intuit’s TurboTax division.
NetMotion was founded in 2001, a spin out from software company WRQ.