Xten Networks, Inc. (OTCBB: XNWK), a provider of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), Video over IP, Instant Messaging (IM), and Presence SIP softphones, today announced the appointment of Donovan Jones, MBA, as Vice President of Marketing & Business Development. Donovan will lead Xten's sales, marketing and business development efforts, including alliances and joint ventures.
"Donovan is a valued addition to the Xten team as he brings a good mix of industry knowledge and leadership skills to the company," said Mark Bruk, chief executive officer of Xten Networks. "His solid understanding of the telecommunications industry coupled with his extensive marketing and business development expertise will be invaluable as we develop market and technology leading relationships, acquire new customers, launch new products and enter new markets. We believe that Donovan will provide the expert insight and leadership necessary to help us accomplish our objectives, and we welcome him to the team."
Donovan comes to Xten from a boutique Investment Banking firm where he was responsible for sourcing and executing transactions for mid-market private companies. Prior to this, during eight years with TELUS Communications, Canada's second largest Telecommunications company with over CDN$7 billion in revenue and 24,000 employees, Donovan held positions of Director/COO Marketing with P&L responsibility for a CDN$200 million business unit, Director Business Development and Strategy and Senior Advisor Corporate Development, which had him involved in the strategic planning process for businesses focused on Telecommunications, Wireless, Application and Web Development, Hosting, Human Resources, Supply Operations and Sales Efficiency. Additionally, Donovan was involved in planning and executing a series of merger, acquisition and divestiture activities in the, Application Development and Data Network Integration space, responsible for identifying targets, building the financial and strategic justification, negotiating the transaction and overseeing the integration and product alignment.
Previous to this Donovan has consulted on strategy, process improvement, human resource strategy, and funding for several software and high technology companies. Donovan holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Calgary and an Economics degree from the University of Alberta.
Xten is a developer of award-winning, high-quality, carrier-grade SIP softphones for service providers, cable operators, Internet telephony service providers, IP PBX manufacturers and OEMs. Xten's SIP softphones are available either pre-configured or as a software development kit (SDK), and provide VoIP (Voice over IP), Video over IP, IM (Instant Messaging), and Presence functionality. Xten has a feature-rich FREE SIP softphone dubbed X-Lite, in addition to the fully featured X-PRO commercial softphone and eyeBeam, a SIP Video over IP softphone with IM and Presence. Through its deployments with leading service providers, Xten has more than 700,000 IP endpoints deployed worldwide.
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