HILLSIDE, N.J., June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Glowpoint, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GLOW), a global provider of managed services for telepresence and video conferencing, today announced two additions to the Glowpoint management team, both of whom are focused on the company's technology advancement efforts. Anil Balani joins Glowpoint as Senior Vice President, Product Development; and Shane Bouslough as Vice President, Information Systems. Both executives have previous experience building and managing technology in the unified communications sector, and will play critical roles in driving Glowpoint's service portfolio in the rapidly expanding telepresence and video conferencing market.
Balani will be overseeing all aspects of R&D and product management with a primary focus on advancing Glowpoint's hosted, cloud-based platform delivering global open access to a full suite of managed video services across unified communications technologies and networks. Bouslough will be focused on the company's system and operational support development initiatives, as well as sales channel support systems.
Joe Laezza, Glowpoint's President and Co-CEO, said, "The addition of these two veterans underscores the company's commitment to maintain a leadership position and build upon a solid foundation into the new era of video. We feel very fortunate to have these renowned technologists become part of our senior management team. Their experience and knowledge is unmatched, and I'm truly thrilled to be working with them."
Both men bring extensive unified communications industry and cloud-based applications design expertise to Glowpoint. Balani has more than 17 years experience in convergent technologies, voice over IP, and video over IP at established technology companies and startup ventures. He has held several leadership roles in product and software development, as well as systems architecture and engineering at UTC Associates, Global Crossing, AT&T/Teleport, and Texas Instruments. Balani also founded several companies, including Vonair, Netria Systems (a Broadsoft joint venture), and Coreon. Throughout his career, Balani has been instrumental in developing mobility and collaborative applications, building a nationwide IP network, launching one of the first integrated voice-and-data services, and developing crucial defense applications. He earned his B.S. from New York University, his B.E.E. from Cooper Union, his M.S. and M.S.E.E. from Southern Methodist University, and his M.B.A. from University of Dallas.
Bouslough also has a noteworthy history in the technology industry with more than 20 years experience in the development and management of enterprise-class information systems. Throughout his career, Bouslough successfully managed the construction and operation of critical systems such as IVR, OSS/BSS, billing and call detail record mediation, channel sales partner portals, and help desk and network operations center applications. Prior to joining Glowpoint, Bouslough held senior engineering and management positions at Periphonics Corp. and InfoHighway Communications. Additionally, he founded a successful Long Island-based Internet Service Provider. Bouslough obtained his B.S. in Computer Science from New York Institute of Technology and his M.S. in Computer Science from State University of New York at Stony Brook.
"I've been involved with Glowpoint for the past year as an advisor, as well as having faced them as a competitor through a previous engagement. One thing is certain, I am excited to be on this side of the competition now," said Balani. "My objective is to deliver on an aggressive and disruptive product road map which positions Glowpoint to capitalize on the viral adoption of video in the unified communications space."
Bouslough said, "Joining Glowpoint is especially exciting for me, considering the opportunity to build upon a solid operational foundation with global channels in place. I see the significant potential in the video communications industry as it rapidly evolves into the unified communications space and have many initiatives to help take the company to the next level of support and scale for our clients and partner community."
Glowpoint, Inc. (OTCBB: GLOW) provides carrier-grade, managed telepresence and video communications services that are accessible via its cloud-based, hosted infrastructure, and open architecture applications. Glowpoint's suite of robust telepresence and video conferencing solutions empowers enterprises to communicate with each other over disparate networks and technology platforms. Glowpoint supports thousands of video communications systems, in more than 35 countries, with its 24/7 video management services. Glowpoint also powers major broadcasters, Fortune 500 companies, as well as global carriers and video equipment manufacturers – and their customers – worldwide. To learn more, visit http://www.glowpoint.com.
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