Broadvox Recruits Another Speakeasy Exec as EVP

VoIP provider Broadvox has tapped yet another former executive from Speakeasy to join its leadership team. The company announced Tuesday that Arnaud Gautier will serve as it executive vice president of product and customer experience.

Gautier is the former vice president of product solutions at Speakeasy, where he worked for then CEO Bruce Chatterley. Chatterley joined Broadvox in mid-March as its president and CEO. Earlier this month, Chatterley brought in former Speakeasy CTO Craig Eidem as Broadvox’s CTO.

Speakeasy was acquired by Best Buy in 2007 and in 2010 merged with MegaPath and Covad. Following the merger, Gautier served as vice president of product management and later senior vice president product management at Megapath before rejoining Chatterley at Broadvox.

Gautier has more than 20 years experience leading teams in systems engineering, technology development and product management in the field of fixed and mobile telecommunications. Prior to MegaPath and Speakeasy, he was director of development for Myrio, the first open source-based middleware and client software provider. Prevoiusly, he held a variety of consulting, engineering and product management positions at AT&T Wireless, Boeing Defense and Space, The Walter Group and the French Space Agency.

At Broadvox, Arnaud will be responsible for all retail product management and development, platform and customer application development, and for developing a disciplined strategy and process for consolidating and scaling the companys technology platforms.

All three appointments follow the recent expansion of the company with the acquisition of Cypress Communications in early 2011.

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