Pontis Expanding Operations in Americas

Managing Director of the Americas appointed as part of company's commitment to bolster regional operators with its revolutionary customer engagement solution

Nov 12, 2015, 08:30 ET from Pontis

TEL AVIV, Israel, November 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Pontis , a leader of continuous contextual engagement solutions, has announced expansion of its Americas operations. Pontis is seeing a growing interest in its continuous contextual engagement solutions, as customer engagement takes center-stage in the Americas. The competitive environment in the North American Telecommunications sector is continuously evolving. High Penetration of smart devices, unlocked SIMs, equipment Installment plans, ever-increasing use of OTT applications and video have created a need to double down on loyalty and retention. Pontis contextual engagement solutions have a proven track record of success with tier-1 global operators, turning engagement into quantifiable results in terms of ARPU, churn reduction and customer experience.  

Pontis has appointed Garrison Macri as Managing Director of the Americas. Mr. Macri was previously Senior Vice President of Sales and Managing Director at Comverse technologies. During his tenure, he managed Sales, Deployment and Service for Comverse's Messaging platforms with a range of Fortune 500 companies, and also managed sales of Pre-Pay and Post-Pay billing systems with key clients. Prior to this, he was Chief Marketing Officer for Eurotel (European Mobile Operator), responsible for product development, pricing, marketing and customer care. Before Eurotel, Mr. Macri worked as Director of Consumer Marketing for O2's UK operation and was responsible for the company's re-branding from British Telecom's BT Cellnet to O2.

"Garrison brings a rich professional record of achievement and team building, both as an operator CMO and as a senior executive", states Mr. Udi Ziv, CEO of Pontis. "His knowledge and experience are a great fit for working with partners, progressing the positive interest already shown in our solutions in the Americas, and establishing Pontis as a leader in the American market. We are confident about our ability to revolutionize customer engagement and the potential market impact."

"I'm excited to be joining the Pontis team," says Macri. "The market focus is shifting to customer engagement, based on real-time and predictive capabilities and a true understanding of customer needs and lifecycles. I believe that Pontis' continuous contextual engagement solutions have great potential to improve engagement and deliver results for telecom operators and other Industries such as banking and financial institutions."

About Pontis

Pontis is all about marketing in the customer engagement era. Offering leading continuous contextual engagement solutions for enterprises and service providers, the company delivers superior digital experiences to more than 500 million customers worldwide, with impressive results. Pontis solutions utilize cutting-edge, real-time big data technology and advanced analytics to transform customer engagement by implementing customer-centric strategies that drive proactive and personalized engagement with each customer, according to behaviors and context. Leveraging more than 10 years of accumulated experience and expertise, Pontis also offers unique business consulting and operational services to support enterprises and service providers in business transformation strategy planning and execution.

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