Rosemary Cochran

Principal & Co-Founder

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Ms. Cochran is a Principal and Co-Founder of Vertical Systems Group. Her expertise covers Carrier Ethernet, Layer 2/Layer 3 services, SD-WAN, business Fiber deployments, Cloud and Data Center connectivity, legacy services migration trends and SDN/NFV/LSO solutions.

Since founding the company, Ms. Cochran has worked with network service providers, equipment vendors, financial entities, large enterprises and industry organizations. She directs the firm’s custom client engagements and go-to-market projects, which includes executive briefings, strategic plan reviews, market opportunity assessments, primary research studies and due diligence for mergers/acquisitions.

Ms. Cochran is frequently sourced by media for her insight on business networking trends, service migration drivers, industry consolidation and the market outlook for emerging technologies. She speaks at industry forums and conferences on these topics and has authored articles for major publications. Ms. Cochran is on the advisory board of the MEF and participates on the judging panel for the MEF’s Awards. Ms. Cochran was chosen by Fierce Telecom as one of the top ten Women in Wireline. She has also been recognized among the 25 Unsung Heroes of the Internet.

Prior to founding Vertical Systems Group, Ms. Cochran was marketing director at a venture-funded network equipment company. Her prior experience includes technical and sales management positions at several technology firms.

Rosemary's Latest Posts
MEF Global NaaS Event
Vertical Systems Group is a GNE Media partner and contributing Industry Analyst firm ...
Demand Surging for Gigabit Ethernet Ports
By Rosemary Cochran Principal & Co-Founder, Vertical Systems GroupBOSTON, MA, December 12, 2023 – ...
DIA Revenue to Eclipse all other Ethernet
Latest ENS research provides in-depth projections and analysis on DIA and other Ethernet ...
NEWSFlash: October 2023
In this NEWSFlash:  > BLOG: Security Integration is Top Challenge for Managed SD-WANs ...
Connectbase Summit 2023
Rosemary Cochran participates on the Women in Tech panel ...
Top Challenges for SD-WAN
By Rosemary Cochran, Principal & Co-Founder, Vertical Systems Group October 12, 2023Security integration ...
Mid-23 SD-WAN Technology LEADERBOARD
New benchmark ranks SD-WAN Technology Suppliers based on share of U.S. Carrier Managed ...
2022 Global Provider Carrier Managed SD-WAN LEADERBOARD
AT&T takes #1 rank from Orange Business; BT Global Services surpasses NTT; Hughes enters top ...
MEF Excellence Awards
Rosemary Cochran and Erin Dunne serve as MEF Excellence Awards judges ...
AT&T, Verizon’s Business Fiber Presence Face Growing Threats from Spectrum, Comcast Business
AT&T and Verizon continue to command the leadership position in the number of ...