AVST Appoints Charles Stevens to Board of Directors
Former Senior Microsoft Executive Brings Global Business Operations and Strategic Sales and Marketing Expertise to AVST Board
Joining Microsoft in 1984, Stevens held a variety of senior management positions in both the sales and marketing and product development groups throughout Microsoft, with particular emphasis on supporting Microsoft’s business strategy, global expansion, and enterprise sales and marketing initiatives.
“Charles’ extensive background in developing and implementing business strategies for the enterprise solutions market fits perfectly with AVST’s vision of providing best-of-breed unified communications solutions for enterprises on a global scale through the continued expansion of our distribution and technology partnerships,” said AVST’s President & CEO
Stevens most recently worked in various business start-ups in Microsoft, including the Unified Communications Group and before that the Enterprise Storage and Management Group, creating new sales and marketing strategies, including a new sales model for incubation products, comprised of OEMs, VAR channels and technical solutions professionals.
Before that, Stevens was Corporate Vice President for the
From 1994 to 1997, Stevens was Vice President of Microsoft’s Asia region, responsible for sales, marketing, and services for Microsoft’s products in
Before joining Microsoft, Stevens was a Product Manager for Hewlett-Packard Co. in the Office Products Division. A native of
With more than 35 years of continuous innovation, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) is a trusted developer of software-based, enterprise-class Unified Communications (UC) solutions. Our mission is to design, deliver and support communications solutions that transform the productivity of individual workers, teams and enterprises while leveraging the value of their existing and evolving IT infrastructure. Thousands of businesses worldwide rely on AVST's advanced voice, mobility, team communications and business process UC solutions to meet their mission-critical communications requirements. The world-class interoperability and flexibility of AVST's UC platform provides a future-proofed bridge to their digital future. Headquartered in Orange County, California, AVST maintains facilities in Seattle, Washington, Victoria B.C., Canada, the United Kingdom, and has remote sales offices throughout the United States. AVST's UC solutions are sold and supported worldwide by an extensive network of resellers and OEM partners. To learn more about AVST, our products and partners, please visit www.avst.com or you can follow us at Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.
XMedius is a global leader in the field of enterprise communications solutions. Its suite of enterprise-grade on-premises and cloud communications solutions enable businesses to benefit from secure and unified communication as well as to exchange sensitive and confidential data that meets and exceeds industry regulatory compliance requirements. Based in Montreal (Canada) with offices in Seattle (USA) and Paris (France), the company serves businesses, enterprises and service providers through a global team of customer focused employees. Its solutions are deployed worldwide in over 17,500 locations across education, financial, government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail and legal services sectors. For more information about XMedius and its solutions, visit www.xmedius.com.
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