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Press Release -- September 14th, 2017

John Elliott Joins GENBAND as Vice President of Business Development for Kandy

John Elliott Joins GENBAND as Vice President of Business Development for Kandy

john-elliottDallas, TX – September 14, 2017 – GENBAND™, a leading provider of real time communications software solutions, today announced that John Elliott has joined the organization as Vice President of Business Development for Kandy. Elliott, who will report directly to GENBAND’s Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, Patrick Joggerst, will be responsible for supporting Global Business Development, Sales and Ecosystem alliances for GENBAND’s award-winning Communications platform as a Service, Kandy.
“John’s extensive knowledge and experience in the embedded real time communications and application programming interface (API) space make him a perfect fit to help develop and execute our aggressive Kandy growth strategy,” said Joggerst. “He has a long track record of building and developing great relationships with service providers, enterprises and partners alike. With the interest and traction we are experiencing in our Kandy platform, this is the perfect time to bring someone with John’s sustained level of success and innovation into the organization.”

Prior to joining GENBAND, Elliott ran Global Sales and Business Development for Cisco’s Tropo and Spark API division for voice, messaging and video communications following Cisco’s acquisition of Tropo. While at Cisco, Elliott managed the launch of the innovative Cisco Spark Depot, which served as a vehicle to deliver integrations, bots and ready-to-deploy solutions to Cisco’s partners and enterprise customers.

Prior to Cisco, Elliott was responsible for leading Tropo’s Global Sales and Business Development teams. Before joining Tropo, he led the Global Sales Organization for Vlingo Corporation (acquired by Nuance) as Vice President of Global Sales. Elliott is a graduate of the University of Tulsa.


GENBAND empowers its global base of more than 700 customers in more than 80 countries to succeed via its technology leadership and intellectual property in network evolution and cloud based real-time communications software solutions and services. With networks increasingly moving to virtualized environments, service providers, enterprises, independent software vendors, systems integrators and developers globally are leveraging our innovative solutions for rapid communications service and application creation. GENBAND’s market-leading portfolio, including its award-winning Kandy communications Platform as a Service, enables this transformation and delivers a comprehensive set of advanced embedded communications capabilities including voice, video, messaging, chat, presence and more, facilitating business, consumer and IoT solutions deployments with enhanced end-user collaboration experiences. GENBAND’s Marketing Advantage Program provides comprehensive support to fuel our partners’ success with our solutions. To learn more visit

About Kandy

GENBAND’s Kandy communications Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is a real time software development platform built from GENBAND’s core communications, presence, security and real time technologies. Kandy enables service providers, enterprises, software vendors, systems integrators, partners and developers to enrich their applications and services with real time contextual communications, providing a more engaging user experience. With Kandy, companies of all sizes and types can quickly embed real time communications capabilities into their existing applications and business processes. For more information visit

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