AireSpring has announced that Barry Friedman will serve as director of product management.
A 25-year veteran of telecom and SaaS software product management, Mr. Friedman will lead a team of product development professionals to accelerate the company’s development process and reinforce the highest quality product outcomes.
Friedman’s experience with directing software development teams, as well as engaging in customer-facing interactions, will reinforce AireSpring’s commitment to careful, strategic growth, in line with their emphasis on keeping the customer’s needs top-of-mind at every level of the company.
“Mr. Friedman’s dynamic commitment to the highest standards of product management and his deep experience with leading edge enterprises, both within and outside of telecom, make him a great fit for AireSpring,” stated David Lonstein, AireSpring EVP of Product Management. “His role will be invaluable in supporting our development of new products and implementing processes needed to assure top quality customer satisfaction as we continue our growth trajectory.“
Friedman began working in telecom with Satellite Business Systems (SBS), a subsidiary of IBM, later acquired by MCI. He became MCI’s product manager for their High-Speed Digital Data product. After leaving MCI, he spent 12 years in various director level positions at EarthLink, including strategic planning, business development and voice services. He then moved on to work at Citrix Online, where he served as principal product line manager for the GoToMeeting product line, including desktop and mobile applications, global localization and web portal functionality. Next, he served as director of product management for both AnyMeeting and ADP, where he worked closely with UX and UI designers to ensure that the company’s Periodic Tax Compliance products met the needs of clients. In addition, he served as director of product and project management at Nations Info Corp, implementing a customer-centric approach to new product development before joining AireSpring.