Springfield, VA, USA, June, 2020 -- Spok Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPOK), a global provider in healthcare communications, announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Brett Shockley to the Board and its Nominating and Governance Committee, effective immediately. Mr. Shockley is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Journey AI, Inc., a private software company that provides a identity platform delivering security, privacy and frictionless customer experience solutions to the contact center industry. Prior to Journey AI, Mr. Shockley served in senior executive roles with Avaya Holdings Corp. and Cisco Systems, Inc. At both companies, Mr. Shockley was directly involved in corporate strategy, business development and software innovation. Mr. Shockley also currently serves as the Lead Independent Director of eGain Corporation (NASDAQ: EGAN), a provider of subscription-based customer engagement software solutions.
"The Board welcomes Brett and looks forward to his contributions," said Royce G. Yudkoff, Chairman of the Spok Board. "As Spok pivots to cloud-based software solutions, Brett’s knowledge of the SaaS business model and his expertise in R&D and cloud-based software marketing will make a valuable contribution to our Board’s expertise."
The appointment of Brett Shockley to the Spok Board is the third addition to the Board since January 2020 and comes after engagement with our stockholders regarding the composition of the Board during which Mr. Shockley was identified by one of our stockholders, White Hat Capital Partners LP. In connection with the appointment of Mr. Shockley, the Company and White Hat Capital executed a Cooperation Agreement with customary terms, including a commitment by White Hat Capital to vote its shares in favor of the Board’s nominees at the 2020 Annual Stockholders Meeting.
Prior to founding Journey AI, Mr. Shockley held various positions at Avaya Holdings Corp (NYSE: AVYA), a technology company specializing in enterprise communications, from October 2008 to December 2014. From May 2013 to December 2014, Mr. Shockley served as a Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Corporate Development and Chief Technology Officer. Prior to working at Avaya, Mr. Shockley served as Chief Executive Officer, President and a Co-Founder of Spanlink Communications, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: SPLK), a provider of contact center technologies and network infrastructure implementations, from August 1988 to October 2008.
"I look forward to working with the Board and executive team at Spok to help bring to market Spok’s innovative communications solutions for the healthcare industry," said Mr. Shockley.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
Spok, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok Holdings, Inc. SPOK, -0.88% is proud to be a leader in critical communications for healthcare, government, public safety, and other industries. We deliver smart, reliable solutions to help protect the health, well-being, and safety of people around the globe. More than 125,000 organisations worldwide rely on Spok for workflow improvement, secure texting, paging services, contact centre optimisation, and public safety response.
Published: Monday, June 22, 2020