GENBAND CEO Charlie Vogt to step down

Charlie Vogt has stepped down from his role as chief executive officer of GENBAND to take a similar role at Harris Broadcast, a supplier of networking and software solutions for multimedia companies. 

Charles Vogt, Genband David Walsh, Genband

Vogt (left) will be replaced by Walsh as CEO. (Images courtesy of GENBAND)

Taking over the reins of the company is David Walsh, GENBAND's current executive chairman.

Under Vogt's nine-year tenure, GENBAND expanded beyond its initial focus on media gateways to a vendor that also supplies Session Border Controllers, application servers, and network management solutions serving 700 customers spanning 80 countries.

Walsh, who joined GENBAND's board in 2008 when it merged with NextPoint, has served as the managing director at One Equity Partners (OEP) since 2001. Walsh became chairman of the board when the company purchased Nortel's carrier VoIP and application solutions business--a deal that included investment capital from OEP.

A 30-year telecom veteran, Walsh will serve as both chairman and as president and CEO of GENBAND.

During his 30-year career in telecom and technology, Mr. Walsh has been the chairman, CEO or president of multiple global companies. He will continue as chairman of GENBAND in addition to serving as the company's president and CEO.

For more:
- see the GENBAND release
- and the Harris Broadcast release

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