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Comings & Goings: Fusion Fills CFO Position

April 13, 2016

Just like the many movie montages of years past bringing the pieces of a team together, Fusion is building its own team of heavy hitters – probably not to the soundtrack of an 80s hair band, but nonetheless chock full of potential and excitement.

Recently, Fusion finalized the acquisition of TFB propelling the cloud communications provider into prominence in the contact center space, shortly after it named a new sales lead and today announced Michael R. Bauer as Chief Financial Officer.

Bauer increased revenue to nearly $400 million in his most recent role as CFO at GTT Communications and brings 20 years of industry experience to the table. Bauer has also held roles at MeriStar Hospitality Corporation as well as Arthur Andersen.

"We are delighted to welcome Mike to Fusion," said CEO Matthew Rosen. "We expect his extensive experience contributing to the rapid growth of a leading cloud services provider and his exceptional track record in financial management will enable him to play a key role in driving our own growth going forward. We can count on him to contribute meaningfully to our efforts involving acquisitions, capital markets and investor relations, in addition to compliance and reporting controls.”

His most recent position at GTT gives Bauer a good feel for the cloud space, as he is joining Fusion at somewhat of a tipping point. Fusion President and Chief Operating Officer Don Hutchins explains that greater focus is needed on expanding the nationwide cloud services platform, and Bauer’s experience with acquisitions as well as serving as CFO for companies enjoying rapid growth provides Fusion with a savvy veteran ready to hit the ground running.

 Rosen noted, "Along with our recent appointment of John G. Hendler to head our sales efforts, we have now filled two key positions within our senior management team, building upon the significant breadth and depth of experience that exists within Fusion to lead the company's next phase of growth."

Fusion is a firm well versed in growth via acquisition. And its new additions to the team aid in positioning the cloud communications provider for explosive growth moving forward.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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