Cingular Wireless has named Jim Ryan as vice president of data product management and business marketing.

Ryan is responsible for developing and managing Cingular’s portfolio of consumer and business data products. He will also oversee a team focused on business segment marketing and partner strategies.

“Jim brings proven leadership abilities and tremendous experience in wireless data to the company,” said Marc Lefar, chief marketing officer at Cingular. “Under his direction, we plan to leverage our broad portfolio of data products and both our legacy and advanced data networks to meet the growing demand for business data solutions.”

Prior to joining Cingular, Ryan served as executive VP and interim chief executive officer for Teltier Technologies, a provider of wireless presence and availability solutions that he helped merge with Dynamicsoft.

Ryan also has served as VP of data services for Sprint PCS, and played a key role in the business development division of mmO2, British Telecom’s former wireless subsidiary. Finally, he served as chief technology officer for Genie Internet.