Provider of real time communications software solutions GENBAND has announced an executive-level shake up. The company has appointed Patrick Joggerst as executive vice president of Global Sales and Marketing. Prior to this appointment, Joggerst served as chief marketing officer at GENBAND. Joggerst will continue to lead the company’s marketing initiatives, but he will also take on its sales organization as well.
In his new role, Joggerst will continue to report to chairman and chief executive officer David Walsh.
This news comes following an exciting year for GENBAND. This past May, for example, the company made it onto the annual Disruptor 50 list, published by CNBC. The third annual list placed GENBAND amongst companies like SpaceX, Uber and Dropbox based on criteria such as originality, scalability, sales, user growth, and more.
In December, GENBAND was selected by AsiaInfo, a provider of internet-based systems and software for the telecommunications industry, to deliver advanced real time multimedia communications to AsiaInfo’s customer base. To accomplish this, GENBAND deployed its Kandy communications platform as a service (cPaaS) alongside the fring white lable OTT offering.
"Patrick's more than 30 years' experience in leading sales and marketing for global brands in the telecommunications and technology industry will serve him well in this expanded role," said Walsh regarding Joggerst’s new position. "I have worked closely with Patrick in the past and am confident that he is the right person to help us accelerate the business."
Before joining GENBAND, Joggerst served as head of worldwide sales at BroadSoft, a major provider of unified communications software and services. A graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Joggerst has also held a number of executive and sales leadership positions with companies like Aricent, NextPoint Networks (formerly NexTone), Telcordia Technologies, PrimeCo PCS, Global Crossing and AT&T.