Fonality Names Jeff Valentine as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development
(DALLAS) – Fonality, a pioneer in the development of phone and contact center systems designed specifically for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced the appointment of Jeff Valentine as senior vice president of corporate development. As part of Fonality’s commitment to expand product and service offerings through partnerships, Valentine will be responsible for evaluating new market initiatives, leading the execution on those initiatives, and establishing strategic partnerships with new distributors including CRM, SaaS and telecommunications providers.
“Jeff’s unique experience and background in telecommunications, product development and building strategic partnerships will accelerate Fonality’s growth,” said Fonality CEODavid Scult. “He will play an instrumental role in opening up new avenues of distribution to SMBs of Fonality business phone systems.”
Prior to joining Fonality, Valentine was product vice president at ShoreTel’s cloud division, a position he inherited after the acquisition of M5 Networks, where he was the senior vice president of product marketing.
“I moved to Fonality because it is the only phone system provider that can address the needs of the SMB on-premise, in the cloud, and with a hybrid of the two,” said Valentine. “While other providers continue to move up-market and are distracted by enterprise customization requirements and channel conflict, Fonality focuses on market-driven requirements in our sweet spot and builds long-lasting partner relationships based on trust. I love the culture at Fonality – I’m excited to join a team that drives more action than conversation.”
Valentine is a cum laude graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Materials Science and Engineering with a Polymer Chemistry concentration.
Founded in 2004, Fonality is the only leading provider of business phone and contact center systems designed specifically for small-to-medium sized businesses between 10-250 employees. Fonality is the only provider who can deliver the same user experience in the cloud (hosted) or on-premise, with innovative features that help small businesses save time, communicate more efficiently and reduce costs. For more information, please visit our website at www.Fonality.com or check out our blog, Cloud 9.