ATLANTA, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- PGi, the world's largest dedicated provider of collaboration software and services, today announced the appointment of Pat Harper to the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Harper will lead PGi's global technology initiatives, including product management, product design, research and development. At his start with PGi, Harper was the general manager of the Xpedite business unit. He became SVP of Information Technology at EasyLink until its eventual sale to Open Text, where he served as CIO. Pat has a strong track record of delivering results in his nearly 30 years as a technology leader.
"We are excited for Pat to take on the role of CTO. He rejoined PGi in 2015 as SVP of Operations and is uniquely positioned to refine and drive our technology strategy. He will be focused on extending the value of our global audio network and further enhancing our collaboration portfolio," said Ted Schrafft, CEO and President, PGi.
"I'm honored to take on the role of CTO. PGi has a strong legacy of listening to our customers and partners to anticipate the changing needs in the collaboration space," said Pat Harper, CTO, PGi. "My goal is to work closely with clients to deliver UC&C technologies that delight users and drive value and productivity for enterprises everywhere. I look forward to the challenge ahead and working with this incredible team to create world-class collaboration experiences for our customers."
As Harper steps into his new role, former CTO, David Guthrie, will be transitioning into his new advisory position on the PGi Board of Directors. In his new role, Guthrie will stay connected to PGi's technology efforts and strategies.
"On behalf of everyone at PGi, I'd like to thank David Guthrie for his outstanding leadership and many contributions to our company and to our industry over the last 14 years," continued Schrafft. "David has left an incredible mark on PGi as an innovator and leader. He epitomizes the PGi culture, not only through his technology leadership but also his kind heart and loyal spirit. And we are grateful that we will continue to benefit from his strategic insight through his new role on our Board."
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