Fusion Connect Announces Strategic Leadership Changes to Drive Growth and Innovation

ATLANTA — January 4, 2024 — Fusion Connect, a leading global managed communications service provider (MCSP) and Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) announced the retirement of Mario DeRiggi, Chief Revenue Officer. Mario has been an integral part of the company’s journey, bringing unmatched expertise and dedication. His significant contributions have shaped Fusion Connect's trajectory, and his legacy of excellence and leadership will leave a lasting impact.

In a strategic move, Pieter Uittenbogaard will take on the role of EVP of Growth and Strategy. Pieter will manage Direct Sales, Channel Sales, Account Management, Solution Engineering, and Sales Operations, reporting directly to CEO Brian Crotty. He will continue to spearhead the company’s ongoing Microsoft expansion and sales enablement strategy, a critical facet of the company's future growth plan.

To further its commitment to growth and partnership development, Fusion Connect is excited to welcome David Kula and Jeff Winnett to its global leadership team. David Kula joins as the Vice President of Global Direct Sales, bringing over 20 years of sales leadership experience from roles at Sungard Availability Services and Microsoft. His expertise is expected to be a driving force in Fusion Connect's ambition to become Microsoft’s leading Operator Connect partner in North America.

Jeff Winnett, stepping in as the Vice President of Global Channel Sales, carries a history of success from his tenure as Vice President of North America Partner Sales at RingCentral and from previous roles at Honeywell and Vonage. Recognized for his exceptional skills in developing partner relationships and driving revenue growth, Jeff's proven leadership will bolster Fusion Connect's growth and partnership strategies.

“Mario has committed to work closely with me, Pieter, and the Fusion Connect leadership team to ensure seamless transition for our teams, partners, and customers,” said Crotty . “With Pieter leading our go-forward strategy, and David and Jeff joining us, we are set to deepen our client and partner engagement. Their leadership is crucial to our strategy for 2024 and the years ahead."

 

About Fusion Connect
Fusion Connect turns voice into a valuable digital asset. We deliver a smarter Microsoft Teams experience, ensuring clients are at the forefront of digital transformation. As a leading Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), our Cloud Voice solution merges AI and phone call data to redefine enterprise collaboration, and our Licensing service optimizes Microsoft subscriptions to improve business performance. Discover the strategic advantage of innovative Voice and AI technology at www.fusionconnect.com or contact our experts at +1-888-301-1721.

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