Fusion’s board of directors have appointed Brian P. Crotty, a senior executive with nearly thirty years of experience leading major organizations in the communications industry, as the company’s new chief executive officer. Crotty succeeds Kevin Brand, who was previously serving as Fusion’s interim CEO since October of last year.
The board selected Crotty for his many years of experience and diversified expertise in developing and managing organizations from inception through explosive growth to operational stability and profitability. Most recently, Crotty was chief commercial officer for Sungard Availability Services, where he was responsible for all company revenue, with a focus on the customer experience, customer retention and growth.
Prior to Sungard, Mr. Crotty served for more than two decades in senior leadership positions at major communications companies including president of mid-market enterprise and commercial markets at Windstream. His tenure at Windstream followed the company’s acquisition of Broadview Networks, where as chief operating officer, Crotty led the transformation of the business to a national UCaaS cloud solutions provider.