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December 17, 2013
Comings & Goings: IP Business Phone Provider snom Names Brian Kelley as CEO
By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich, TMCnet Contributing Writer

VoIP business phone developer and manufacturer snom has named Brian Kelley (News - Alert) its new CEO.

Kelley, who previously managed the company's business in the Americas, will be in charge of expanding its market presence and growth among Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. He will work out of snom's Woburn office in Massachusetts and will join chief operating officer Michael Knieling (News - Alert) and chief technology officer Usman Tahir in enhancing snom's reputation as a standards-based IP phones and communication devices provider for the business market.

In his new position as CEO, Kelley will become a member of the company's managing board Vorstand and will be responsible for reporting to snom's supervisory board. Kelley will bring more than 30 years of executive management experience to the role.

Prior to joining snom in 2012, he served as chairman, CEO and president of Tii Network Technologies, a New York-based company that designs, manufacturers and markets network products for the communications industry. Additionally, he was president and CEO of call processing technology supplier Cognitronics Corporation, and held senior management roles with an early provider of enterprise telephony products known as TIE Communications.

He also served on the board of directors for all three communications technology companies.

Kelley is becoming CEO of snom at a time when the VoIP and unified communications markets around the world are growing at an accelerated rate as businesses are trying to reduce telecom costs and improve its IP communications services.

"snom has established a strong foothold in this highly competitive market and is well positioned to take advantage of these growing opportunities," Kelley said in a statement.

Besides appointing a new CEO, snom has expanded its technology partnership with Elastix (News - Alert), an open source unified communications and IP telephony software in Latin America. snom's new 7xx series and 8xx series business phones are now fully integrated with Elastix's software and are members of the Elastix Hardware Certification Program, furthering snom's dedication to working with the best VoIP companies and representing its success in the region.

Edited by Alisen Downey
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