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Fuze Revamps Leadership Team with New Additions

December 21, 2016

Fuze, global, cloud-based unified communications platform, is making some major changes to its leadership team in an attempt to grow its company and improve the overall environment. To inspire employees to work their hardest, leaders in each department need to be driven, experienced and passionate about their work. That’s why Fuze has decided to hire Brian Day as its new chief financial officer and Mary Good as the new chief people officer.

As CFO, Day will oversee financial strategy, planning and operations. He has plenty of the abovementioned experience, with a 25-year track record as a successful financial leader and operator at high-growth companies. He is used to taking charge in order to help grow companies; in his most recent position, Day was Apperian’s first CFO and then became the president and CEO of the firm. Prior to that experience, Day held senior leadership roles at Goal.com and Octave Communications, Inc.

All of these companies have impressive track records in regard to growth, which is something that Day will hopefully bring to his new role at Fuze. Luckily for him, he will be able to hit the ground running, as Fuze is already in a time of tremendous growth. According to a recent statement, “In February, Fuze closed $112 million in financing led by Summit Partners to expand global operations and support continued investment in simplifying enterprise communications. This investment brought the Company’s total funding to $200 million. Most recently, Forbes named Fuze one of 2016’s Next Billion-Dollar Startups, a list of 25 companies that are transforming their industries and showing tangible results.”

Fuze is certainly going to be covered in the finance department, but it also wanted to improve its HR operations. That’s where Mary Good comes in. She is joining the company from hCentive and holds an MBA with a concentration in HR Management from Syracuse University and a B.S. degree in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University.

Good has plenty of experience leading people—she has led the people function for four public technology companies, including Blackboard, CACI, SRA International and AMS, Inc. Needless to say, Fuze is definitely within her realm of expertise.

Without a doubt, Fuze is going to benefit immensely from these new additions to its team. The company is excited for the future, with CEO Steve Kokinos saying, “We are excited to welcome Brian and Mary to the executive leadership team at a time of such high growth and momentum…They each bring unique skill sets that will continue to propel the company forward, both from a financial standpoint and with respect to our talent brand and culture.”

Edited by Maurice Nagle