James Messer is CEO and co-founder of Transverse. He has spent the past 18 years focused on the telecommunications and IT industries. He served as Vice President of Sales for LHS Group, one of the largest implementation and support networks in the global customer care and billing marketplace with more than 300 customer sites worldwide and 18 global and regional partners. James later served as Vice President of Sales for Sema Group plc, which became the world leader in communications software and solutions after the acquisition of LHS for $4.75 billion. James also served as Vice President of Federal Programs for Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB), and served on the staff of U.S. Senate Leader Bob Dole focusing on telecommunications, IT and foreign policy.