Bob Cohn, Octel Co-Founder, Named Chairman of Board of Adomo Inc.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Adomo Inc., provider of a new generation of enterprise voice messaging, today announced the completion of its 5-member Board of Directors, with the addition of Octel co-founder Bob Cohn. Mr. Cohn will serve as Chairman of the Adomo Board.
As the co-founder of Octel Communications Corporation in 1982, Mr. Cohn helped define and lead the voice messaging industry for almost 20 years. At Octel he was the Chairman and CEO of the company when Octel was purchased by Lucent Technologies in 1997. He then served as an Executive Vice President of Lucent Technologies, Inc. and retired in 1999. At the time of Mr. Cohn's retirement, Octel was the worldwide leader in voicemail with over 100 million users and over a billion in revenue. Most recently, Mr. Cohn was a partner with Sequoia Capital, a high-tech venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, for 2 years (2002-2004). Currently he is an independent investor and advisor to growing companies.
"We're proud to have been able to attract some key individuals to our board who have shaped the messaging industry," said Jeff Snider, Adomo's CEO. "Bob joins Kim Fennell, another early executive at Octel, Steve Douty, a former VP at Hotmail, and Doug Carlisle, managing director of Menlo Ventures, one of the early investors in Octel as well as Hotmail. It's a great affirmation to Adomo that these pioneers of messaging are endorsing Adomo's vision for the future."
Bios of Adomo's Board of Directors:
J. Kim Fennell, an early executive at Octel Communications Corporation, established and ran several divisions in succession including Octel Canada, Octel Europe and then International Operations. He became President of the Octel Messaging Division of Lucent Technologies in 1999. Mr. Fennell was subsequently a corporate vice president at Lucent, with responsibility for the Communications Applications Group, a $2 billion business unit focused on messaging and CRM. He then helped spin-off Avaya from Lucent in 2000 and became a member of the Avaya executive team. He is currently president and CEO of Telcontar, a worldwide software platform provider for location-based solutions for Internet, wireless and in-vehicle applications.
Steve Douty is a 25-year veteran of the technology industry. Mr. Douty was Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Business Development at Hotmail, one of the major Internet success stories. He helped grow the Hotmail customer base to five million in one year and co-led the sale of the company to Microsoft. Following the acquisition, Mr. Douty was responsible for media programming, product planning, and network productions for MSN. He built his staff to more than 75 professionals in less than six months and was key in the conversion of MSN to a Web portal. In 1999, Mr. Douty left Microsoft to co- found and become CEO of Octopus. Prior to Hotmail, Mr. Douty was Vice President of Marketing for Tricord systems, then a maker of high-end server- based networking solutions. He has also held a number of sales, marketing, and management positions with GTE Telenet, IBM, and AT&T Paradyne. Mr. Douty is currently the founder and CEO of SnapJot, Inc. (http://www.snapjot.com/), a collaborative Internet service that lets groups create multimedia stories about shared experiences.
Doug Carlisle, Managing Director of Menlo Ventures, was one of the early investors in Octel Communications Corporation. At Menlo Ventures for more than twenty years, he now focuses primarily on early-stage technology companies. In addition to Adomo, his current board seats include: A4Vision, Appshop, ePac, Expand Beyond, FutureTrade Technologies, GoDigital Networks, IntelliDOT Corporation, IronPort Sytems, LiveOps, nLight Photonics, Open Solutions and ProfitLine. His prior investments and board seats include: Carrier Access Corporation, Cyras Systems, acquired by CIENA Corp; Efficient Networks; Hotmail, acquired by Microsoft; Kalpana, acquired by Cisco; and Pyxis. Prior to Menlo Ventures, Mr. Carlisle worked as a design engineer at ROLM Corporation.
Jeff Snider is CEO of Adomo Inc. Mr. Snider has more than 20 years of domestic and international business experience at some of the world's leading networking and telecommunications companies. Prior to joining Adomo, he co- founded TouchWave, Inc., a pioneer in enterprise IP telephony. At TouchWave, Mr. Snider played a lead role in securing investment and developing key partnerships that led to a successful acquisition by Ericsson in 1999. Prior to this, Snider has held executive sales and marketing positions at DSC Communications, Cray Communications, Apple Computer and NCR.
Adomo Inc. (http://www.adomo.com/) is the provider of a new generation of enterprise voice messaging appliances tightly integrated with Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory. By combining its hardened appliance platform with Exchange, the Adomo solution eliminates up to 80% or more of the maintenance costs of traditional voicemail systems while providing easy access to voicemail from any Microsoft Exchange compatible device or client. Adomo is a privately-held company headquartered in Cupertino, California.
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