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Kelley to head desktop business phone company

Brian J. Kelley, of New Canaan, has been appointed CEO of snom, a developer of IP desktop business phones.

Kelley, who will work out of the Woburn, Mass., office, previously was managing snom's business in the Americas.

As CEO, Kelley will be responsible for expanding snom's market presence and leading its growth in all its core markets along with Michael Knieling, COO and Usman Tahir, CTO, in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. He will build on snom's foundation as a developer of standards-based IP phones and communications devices for the business market.

Kelley has more than 30 years of executive management experience. He has expertise managing growth and building customer-focused, innovation-driven organizations that deliver profitable products to the enterprise and service provider markets.

"The worldwide VoIP and Unified Communications markets are growing by double digits as businesses seek to reduce telecom costs and leverage the productivity enhancing features of these voice-driven IP communications services," Kelley said. "snom has established a strong foothold in this highly competitive market and is well positioned to take advantage of these growing opportunities."

Kelley joined snom in 2012 after a career spent in senior management at leading communications technology companies. Previous to snom, he was the chairman, CEO and president of Tii Network Technologies, and president and CEO of Cognitronics Corp.

He has also held senior management positions with TIE Communications, an early provider of enterprise telephony products. He served on the board of directors of all three companies.

He is also a member of the board of directors of Alteva Inc., a provider of hosted Unified Communications services.

As CEO of snom, Kelley will join the snom Vorstand, the company's managing board, and will report to the company's supervisory board.

snom is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, with offices in Italy, France, the United Kingdom, Taiwan and the U.S.

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