BOSTON, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Interactions Corporation (www.interactions.net), the leading provider of advanced conversational virtual assistant applications for customer care, announced today that Jim Bandanza has joined the company as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Bandanza, who brings over 25 years of executive technology sales experience, will be responsible for leading Interactions' global sales initiatives with an expanded product offering into new international markets.
"Jim's leadership and past success are critical as we look to expand our North American Sales and Delivery teams and enter the European, and Asia Pacific markets," said Dave Parkinson, Chief Operating Officer of Interactions. "I am excited to have the opportunity to work with Jim during this hyper growth phase of Interaction's history."
"I am thrilled to join Interactions at this exciting time and take our innovative offering to the global marketplace," said Jim Bandanza. "This really is a unique opportunity to work with such a dynamic team and build upon an already amazing company."
Bandanza most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Egenera, where he was responsible for leading the company's sales and service organizations. During his time with the company, he led the transformation of the go to market model to meet the needs of the company's evolving cloud based software business.
Prior to Egenera, Bandanza held several executive leadership positions at RSA, The Security Division of EMC. Most recently, he was Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Field Operations, where he led Sales and Professional Services organizations worldwide. Before that, Bandanza was RSA's Senior Vice President of Field Operations, and was a critical member of the management team when EMC acquired RSA for $2.1 billion in 2005. Jim also held senior roles with Stream International, Versys Inc, BBN and LTX Corporation.
Bandanza earned his Bachelor's degree in business from Northeastern University.
Interactions Corporation enables companies to more effectively interact with their customers. Its patented technology for automated voice and other interactive systems delivers an unprecedented level of understanding that engages customers in a productive, natural conversation. The company serves a growing customer roster of industry-leading brands from its corporate headquarters near Boston with major facilities in Indianapolis and Austin. Learn more at www.interactions.net.
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