MUNICH and RESTON, Va., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unify, formerly Siemens Enterprise Communications, today announced that it has appointed Liliana Solomon as the company's global Chief Financial Officer, effective May 1.
"As we continue the transformation of Unify into a true software and services leader, strong and experienced financial stewardship of the company will be critical to our success," said Dean Douglas, CEO of Unify. "I'm excited to welcome Liliana to Unify, as her demonstrated financial leadership at some of the telecommunications industry's top companies combined with her experience working in businesses undergoing transformation makes her ideally suited to join the Unify leadership team."
Solomon most recently served as European CFO at the Vodafone Group, and previously as CEO of the company's operations in Romania. She also served in financial controlling and CFO roles over her 20 year career at leading brands including Cable & Wireless, Deutsche Telekom, and O.Tel.O Germany.
"I'm very pleased to be joining Unify, as the company continues its transformation to achieve its ambition as a software and services market leader," said Solomon. "From my industry experience, I know that Unify's customers value their trusted partnership with us, and I look forward to contributing to the company's success."
Solomon will replace Ray Leclercq of The Gores Group who has been serving in that role in an interim capacity since mid-2013. "I would like to thank Ray for all of his support and effort to guide us through these last several months as our CFO. His insight has also provided a smooth transition for all of us that are new to Unify," said Douglas.
Unify—formerly known as Siemens Enterprise Communications—is a premier communications software and services firm. Our solutions unify multiple networks, devices and applications into one easy-to-use platform that allows teams to engage in rich and meaningful conversations. The result is a transformation of how the enterprise communicates and collaborates that amplifies collective effort, energizes the business, and enhances business performance. Born out of the engineering DNA of Siemens AG, Unify builds on this heritage of product reliability, innovation, open standards and security to provide integrated communications solutions for approximately 75% of the Global 500. Unify is a joint venture of The Gores Group and Siemens AG.
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