GENBAND Names Steven Bruny Chief Operating Officer of Network Transformation Business
Plano, TX, August 17, 2016 – GENBAND™, a leading provider of real-time communications solutions, today announced that Steven Bruny has been named Chief Operating Officer of the company’s Network Transformation Business. GENBAND has organized its business into two divisions, Network Transformation and Kandy, based on its award-winning communications platform as a service, to best support and empower its global customer base in today’s rapidly-changing market. Mr. Bruny will oversee Product Line Management, R&D, Operations and Support & Training in his new role.
GENBAND’s Network Transformation Business delivers a comprehensive set of solutions to global operators including fixed, mobile, MSO and interconnect/wholesale providers, enabling them to evolve their legacy networks and transform them to an agile, efficient software-defined infrastructure with high performance Virtual Network Functions (VNF) and management offerings for NFV/SDN. The company’s extensive service provider solutions portfolio includes advanced Interconnects, SIP Trunking, SBC and Analytics solutions designed to best consolidate, modernize and transform service providers’ legacy networks.
Enterprises across verticals including the Federal and Public sectors that leverage GENBAND’s solutions benefit from more productive communications and collaboration capabilities both among their employees and with their customers. Additionally, GENBAND offers an unmatched set of solutions to help these organizations evolve their legacy Nortel PBX installed base, gaining cost efficiencies and extended flexibility while avoiding the traditional rip and replace.
State-of-the-art service delivery and customer care are delivered via the Global Services organization including GENBANDCare, winner of the 2016 Gold Stevie® Award for Sales & Customer Service, telecommunications.
“We’re here to help our customers succeed in today’s demanding and dynamic market. We introduced our ‘Protect What You Have and Invest in the Future’ strategy in order to best align our business and leverage our tremendous people and technology assets,” said David Walsh, GENBAND Chairman and CEO. “With Steven in place to help lead the Network Transformation side of the business, I’m more confident than ever that our customers will benefit from his focus and experience. I look forward to his ongoing contributions.”
Mr. Bruny joined GENBAND in 2012 with the acquisition of Aztek Networks, where he was CEO. Since then he has served as Senior Vice President, Major Accounts and Executive Vice President, Solutions Delivery and Support, successfully leading the re-engineering and ongoing optimization of these critical customer-facing activities.
GENBAND, a 2015 CNBC Disruptor 50, is a global leader in real-time communications software solutions for service providers, enterprises, independent software vendors, systems integrators and developers in over 80 countries. Kandy, its award-winning, disruptive real-time communications software development platform, is built from the company’s global telecommunications network and security technologies. The platform enables these companies to easily embed a full suite of voice, video, chat, screen-sharing and collaboration capabilities into their existing business, web and mobile applications. The company’s Network Modernization, Unified Communications, Mobility and Embedded Communications solutions enable its customers to quickly capitalize on growing market segments and introduce differentiating products, applications and services. GENBAND’s market-leading solutions, which are deployable in the network, on premise or through the cloud, help its customers connect people to each other and address the growing demands of today’s consumers and businesses for real-time communications wherever they happen to be. To learn more visit genband.com.
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