Award-winning VoIP gateway provider appoints industry veterans to management team and is aggressively expanding its U.S. sales force
London, UK, and San Diego - September 12, 2005: Dedicated VoIP gateway manufacturer VegaStream today announced several key appointments to its U.S.-based team in order to meet the increasing demand for its award-winning line of analog and IP VoIP gateways.
In order to capture the growing demand for VoIP gateways in North America, VegaStream has appointed Robert Brakeman as VP Operations & General Manager, North America. In this role, Mr. Brakeman is responsible for VegaStream's day-to-day operations in North America. Most recently, Mr. Brakeman served as Director of Channel Development for AudioCodes and was responsible for developing and managing AudioCodes' channel program in North America.
"VegaStream is at an exciting point in our North American corporate development. Adding experienced in-country leadership to our team is critical to our ongoing success," said Tim Burne, CEO of VegaStream. "Bob's demonstrated organizational strengths, clear leadership capabilities, and deep relationships with customers, partners and channel partners make him the ideal person to take our North American team to the next level."
Donald Krause, Director of Service Provider Sales of North America, will lead VegaStream's sales efforts targeting both incumbent carriers, as well as emerging VoIP-centric providers. With more than 17 years of telecommunications experience, Mr. Krause brings an unsurpassed breadth of knowledge in the IOC, CLEC, IXC and ISP space. Don was responsible for service provider sales at Audiocodes before joining the VegaStream North American team.
Additionally, Ronald J. Bleakney Jr. has been appointed as Director of OEM and Major Account Sales for North America. Ron brings over 15 years of professional, advanced technology sales experience to VegaStream with a proven track record for being a consistent top producer and team leader. Ron comes to Vegastream from AudioCodes where he spent the past five years working with some of the leading companies involved in building and deploying next generation voice, data, and video solutions.
"With these appointments today, VegaStream is building a nimble and talented world-class organization able to quickly move from thought leadership to market leadership in the VoIP gateway market," said Brakeman. "With the addition of Don, Ron and the other members of the North American team, we will aggressively target new businesses, markets and relationships that will enable VegaStream to successfully capture the overwhelming interest in our innovative line of VoIP gateways."
VegaStream has also expanded the range and reach of its San Diego headquarters by opening regional sales and business development offices in San Jose, Calif., Research Triangle Park, N.C., and Boston.
In other news, VegaStream also unveiled two additions to its product line: the Vega 5024 and Vega 5048 gateways, bringing the award-winning Vega 400 architecture into the VegaStream analog product line. Designed for enterprises looking to move efficiently and cost-effectively to IP networks, both the Vega 5024 and Vega 5048 gateways connect analog phone systems to an IP network, while providing two additional network-facing analog ports for connection to a telephone line or analog PBX.
VegaStream will be exhibiting at Fall VON 2005 Conference & Expo in Boston, Sept. 19-22 at Booth 1401.