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MDS Global appoints Burton as CEO

Megan Robinson
November 10, 2022

The Warrington based company hopes new leadership will target growth and customer expansion

MDS Global, provider of real-time, digital business support systems for global communication service providers, has appointed John Burton as its CEO.

Burton has 35 years experience of commercial and technical executive leadership within telecommunications software organisations.

He began his career as a developmental engineer at Nortel Networks and has since founded and sold two telecommunications technology companies, and his most recent role was CTO and COO at Nextgen Clearing.

In his new role, Burton will focus on growing MDS Global through strengthening relationships with customers, developing its international sales presence and prioritise industry-leading solutions for its customer base.

David Sharpley, group leader of Lumine, said: “MDS Global is a strategic digital BSS pillar for Lumine, and we are committed to expanding the business aggressively. John’s solid credibility, industry expertise and stellar track record of operational excellence makes him the ideal leader for MDS Global.”

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