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Broadvox Names Former Speakeasy, MegaPath Boss CEO

Twenty-five-year IT and telecom veteran will drive Broadvox's momentum behind hosted VoIP and unified communications as-a-service, the company says.

VoIP and hosted services specialist Broadvox this week confirmed Bruce Chatterley, a former top executive at Speakeasy and later MegaPath, as its new president and CEO.

"I am very excited to join Broadvox and look forward to working with the team to drive future growth," Chatterley said in a statement. "The company platform, both financially and technologywise, is extremely strong and will serve as a powerful launching point for our new initiatives in the marketplace."

Chatterley, a 25-year veteran of IT and the telecom space, was most recently president of business markets at MegaPath, following MegaPath's three-way merger with Covad and Speakeasy in 2010.

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Chatterley had been president and CEO of Speakeasy, which was sold to Best Buy in 2007, before that. He left MegaPath in early 2011 following the return of Dan Foster, now MegaPath's president of business markets, to the company.

With Chatterley's appointment, former Broadvox CEO Andre Temnorod will continue as chairman of Broadvox's board. According to Broadvox, Temnorod will be more focused on the company's technology platform and the growth of its national private network.

"Appointing Bruce Chatterley as CEO is a major win for Broadvox," Temnerod said. "Bruce is a decisive leader with extensive industry experience and we are pleased to have him as part of our management team to continue our history of success and operational excellence."

Broadvox provides managed VoIP and collaboration products to a range of SMB, enterprise and carrier customers and focuses on SIP trunking and a range of other carrier services, including unified communications as a service.

Chatterley joins the company at a critical time, as the formerly separate carrier agent and VAR channels are converging at a rapid clip and service providers themselves are consolidating through a series of M&A moves.

"I think consolidation will be inevitable and will continue," Chatterley told CRN in a September 2010 interview. "We're an economies-of-scale business from a capital resource standpoint, and it's always been that way. On the VoIP side, the shakeout has been pretty dramatic: There were over 100 VoIP companies not long ago and now there's probably fewer than 20 than matter. I think that's a good thing for customers."

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