As Executive Vice President and General Manager, Cloud and Edge Business Unit, Tony is responsible for managing all research and development, product management and customer support teams for Ribbon’s network transformation, real time communications and Kandy “as a service” offers. Tony has end-to-end responsibility for the continued competitiveness and quality of these market-leading solutions. Prior to his current role, he served as EVP of Products and R&D for Ribbon.
Having spent more than 30 years in telecommunications, Tony boasts numerous achievements, including leading Sonus in introducing the industry’s first software-only Session Border Controller (SBC), the Sonus Software edition (SWe). He served as Sonus Networks’ Executive Vice President of Technology and Business Development from 2013 – 2016, where he oversaw the company’s solutions roadmap across cloud, mobile, virtualization and Unified Communications (UC) technologies and helped Sonus become one of the fastest growing SBCs on the market. He also previously served in several other leadership positions at Sonus including Senior Vice President of Technology Development; Vice President and General Manager of Trunking, Policy and Business Development; and Vice President of Business Development.
Tony’s career has spanned technology, channel, business development and sales leadership roles at well-known companies including Polycom, Inc., ECI Telecom Ltd., Juniper Networks, Inc., Unisphere Networks, Inc., Lucent Technologies, Inc. and AT&T Inc.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Manhattan College and an MBA from Seton Hall University.