snom has appointed its Americas chief, Brian J. Kelley, as CEO.
Kelley will be responsible for expanding snom’s market presence and leading its growth in all core markets in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific, along with COO Michael Knieling and CTO Usman Tahir. snom’s standards-based IP phones and communications devices for the business market are available via channel partners, and include SIP-based and Microsoft Lync Qualified models.
Kelley has more than 30 years of executive management experience at both public and private companies, and in both enterprise and service provider markets.
“The worldwide VoIP and unified communications markets are growing by double digits as businesses seek to reduce telecom costs and leverage the productivity-enhancing features of these voice-driven IP communications services,” said Kelley. “snom has established a strong foothold in this highly competitive market and is well positioned to take advantage of these growing opportunities.”
Kelley joined snom in 2012. Prior to that, he was the chairman, CEO and president of Tii Network Technologies, and president and CEO of Cognitronics Corp.
He has also held senior management positions with TIE Communications, an early provider of enterprise telephony products. He served on the board of directors of all three companies.
He is also a member of the board of directors of Alteva Inc., a provider of hosted unified communications services.
“snom is committed to being at the forefront of IP-based voice communications and I look forward to growing our international presence and delivering a new generation of innovative business communications products,” continued Kelley. “This starts with a relentless focus on the customer and working with our technology and channel partners to introduce collaborative-based products and services that deliver a high degree of value to our business customers.”
As chief executive officer of snom, Kelley will join the snom Vorstand, a.k.a., the company’s managing board, and will report to the company’s Supervisory Board.