Following the increase of snom’s capital stock by HeidelbergCapital Private Equity Fund II, to become the majority shareholder of snom technology AG, Nadahl Shocair has been appointed as snom’s new CEO.
“snom is a German multinational corporation, and the world’s first and leading brand of professional and enterprise VoIP telephones, being the world’s first to deliver VoIP telephones into the market in 1999,” said Shocair. “We will use the increase in capitalization for new product development, to intensify technological innovation, continue to drive market expansion, increase market-share growth and expand snom’s global footprint through our international subsidiaries, distribution partners and value added resellers.”
He added, “As snom’s new CEO, I am proud to lead a great team of professional, talented, motivated and truly inspiring men and women who will continue to add value to our customers, partners, suppliers and shareholders.”
Shocair is 53 years old, from Arlington, Texas (in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area) and has worked across the world with approximately 25 years of experience within the different branches of the ICT sector having held key positions at Deutsche Telephonwerke AG & Co. KG. (DeTeWe) in both Germany and the UK, Boomtel Networks, Centile, CommQuest Semiconductor and Hagenuk.
Shocair has also been supporting, mentoring, lobbying and driving the growth of Berlin’s entrepreneurial technology startups by leading ‘Silicon Allee’, the local and international voice of Berlin’s startup community.
About snom technology AG
Founded in 1996, snom develops and manufactures VoIP telephones and related equipment based on the IETF open standard, SIP (Session Initiation Protocol). Recognized for its high-quality, customizable and cost-effective business phones, snom is also differentiated by the company’s history in the VoIP industry and its dedication to high security standards. All of snom’s products are designed to be fully interoperable with leading communications equipment vendors. snom customers and partners benefit from the interoperability and flexibility that snom telephones offer, including plug-and-play integration and universal compatibility with standards-based SIP VoIP platforms, applications or services. In September 2011, the snom 300 and snom 821 became the first and only SIP phones to achieve “Qualified for Microsoft Lync” status – Microsoft’s top distinction for fully tested interoperability and compatibility with Microsoft Lync. snom’s leadership continues today, based on its six-phone UC edition portfolio – the industry’s largest and most extensive family of standards-based business phones qualified for Microsoft Lync enterprise environments.