Before GENBAND, Pugerude held senior executive, management and sales positions at NextPoint Networks, Broadwing Communications, PingTone Communications, Nokia Networks and Motorola. He also has served on the board of directors of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions and the Telecommunications Industry Association.
At iconectiv, Pugerude's primary role will be developing the company's go-to-market and partnership strategies. He will also be responsible for identifying and pursuing M&A opportunities so that new technologies and markets can be unleashed.
"Mark's long, successful history of leading mergers, acquisitions and partnerships in the communications space makes him exactly the right person to expand iconectiv's product portfolio and global market share," said Richard Jacowleff, Chief Executive Officer, iconectiv. "More than 1,000 organizations and 1 billion people already rely on iconectiv every day, and with Mark's leadership, we're ideally positioned to propel that market share and mind share even farther."
"iconectiv's best-in-class solutions make it the go-to choice for service providers, regulators, enterprises and other organizations that need simple, seamless and secure communications," Pugerude said. "With our technology expertise and strong customer relationships, iconectiv provides an attractive opportunity for innovative companies seeking to partner with a well-established industry leader. I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to lead this initiative."
iconectiv's interconnection, data infrastructure, and messaging solutions help more than one billion people communicate daily, and are used by thousands of service providers, regulators, enterprises, and content providers. The company has more than 30 years of telecommunications innovation and policy experience which has been used to develop a range of solutions. iconectiv's core product areas are common short codes, routing, portability, Common Language® Information Services, and Mobile Messaging. Make the connection.
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