LOS ANGELES, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NxtGenTV, the leader in social business collaboration, announced today the appointment of Kevin Bennis as President and CEO. NxtGenTV has produced NetConference™ - Your office in the Cloud™, featuring all of the best systems and tools for synchronous and asynchronous Social Business Collaboration.
Kevin Bennis brings over 35 years of leadership experience in the telecom and software industries including President and CEO of Sprint Canada/Call Net Enterprises. Sprint Canada (acquired by Rogers Communications) was the largest non-Bell competitor in Canada with $1.3 billion in revenue and over 1.1 million customers. Bennis spent 21 years at MCI helping to build the company in various disciplines including as CMO of Business, SVP of Consumer sales/customer service, President of Avantel (Mexican joint venture) and President of the System Integration Division. In the mid 2000's, Bennis was CEO of SunRocket and led the $25MM Series B fundraising round. Earlier in his career he was President of Frontier Communications, leading the company's $1.9 billion integrated communications business. Most recently, he was Chairman of software analytics company 10e Solutions (acquired by Ariston Global) and is a Principal at software/services company PreClarity.
"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to help Brian Weiner and Kevin Upton, the NxtGenTV founders, bring their disruptive technology to the social media marketplace," states Bennis. "They are true visionaries in video/online collaboration and together have developed the most powerful business communications and collaboration platform." Over the years, NxtGenTV has pioneered:
- The first Shared Video on Demand Platform
- The first Multiple Video Conference Platform with Shared Video
- The first Video Mail Service
- The first Social Business Collaboration Platform
"The global conferencing market is $4.2 billion and is growing at 28% annually. With the imminent tablet explosion, the market for social media collaboration will accelerate and NetConference is well positioned with its comprehensive integrated platform to dominate the emerging space. Kevin Bennis has tremendous experience and a vibrant vision for the future of NxtGenTV. He is unquestionably the right executive to bring this disruptive technology to market," shared Weiner.
"I have known Kevin Bennis for over 15 years and his experience in marketing, service, sales, system integration and fund raising coupled with his track record in building successful companies makes for an excellent fit," states Lead Director of NxtGenTV and Vice Chairman of Korn Ferry, Dennis Carey, who recruited Bennis as CEO. "It is a pleasure to have such a high-powered leader, experienced in disruptive markets, take command of our business as CEO," said John J Keller, newly appointed Board member and Vice-Chairman of the CEO and Board Practice at CT Partners. "Kevin is ideal to lead NxtGenTV and the revolution spawned by its comprehensive Social Business Collaboration platform."
About NetConference powered by NxtGenTV:
NetConference™ - Your Office in the Cloud™ features software that facilitates shared video on demand, shared documents, shared desktop and multi-user white board functionality to accelerate the collaborative process in the conference space. NetConference™ - Your Office in the Cloud™ is priced at $29.99, well below the competition, and offers numerous features the competition doesn't offer including digital signature, integration with Google apps/social networks and office tools in the cloud.