Sonus shuffles its management deck

Sonus Networks (Nasdaq: SONS) on Thursday announced that two of its main executives, Todd A. Abbott and Jeffrey M. Snider, are assuming new duties, one of the latest moves made by CEO Ray Dolan since taking the reins of the company in 2010.

Todd Abbott, Sonus Jeffrey Snider, Sonus

(Left) Abbott and (right) Snider. (Image source: Sonus)

Abbott has become the Executive Vice President of Strategy & Go-To-Market while Snider will take on the added role as Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel.

These roles went into effect immediately on Sept. 13.

Abbott, who has been with the company since May 2011, will now oversee business unit planning and execution in addition to driving sales, marketing and business development. Two of the main initiatives Abbot has led since coming to the vendor was its move into the enterprise segment and its first channel activation program, Sonus Partner Assure.

Having served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Sonus since June 2009, Snider will now oversee human resources as well as facilities management. As Sonus moved to take advantage of enterprise network opportunities, Snider was one of the members of management who drove Sonus' acquisition of Network Equipment Technologies (NET).   

"These appointments reflect another step in the transformation of Sonus to become an enabler of Cloud-based Unified Communications," said Ray Dolan, president and CEO of Sonus Networks.

For more:
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