News : Xura Appoints Charles Marsh as New Americas Managing Director
Wakefield, MA, USA, Sept 6, 2016 -- Xura, Inc., a provider of digital communications services, announced the appointment of Charles Marsh as Managing Director for its Americas operations, which includes its North and Latin American businesses. With almost 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Marsh will play a pivotal role in strengthening the company’s presence in the region, building relationships with customers and driving new commercial growth opportunities. Based in Xura’s office in Plano, Texas, Marsh will report directly to Xura’s Chief Executive Officer, Philippe Tartavull, and will also sit on Xura’s Executive Committee.
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"Charles is an exceptional leader with unique and wide-ranging experience in digital communications, and it is great to have him as part of our leadership team," said Philippe Tartavull, CEO of Xura. "This, coupled with his extensive relationships, deep knowledge of the global telecommunications value chain and focused mindset to advance the company’s regional growth ambitions, made him the logical choice for Xura. His remit will now be to execute our strategy locally, while driving and optimizing the Americas team to create demand for our products across our messaging and monetization portfolios."
Commenting on his appointment, Marsh said: "I am delighted to be part of Xura’s exciting journey. We have an enormous opportunity to work with carriers to seize and further shape the digital ecosystem while cultivating change, and being part of the team that will drive this is extremely exciting. Xura is a dynamic organization that is already well positioned to provide the highest quality, most innovative mobile messaging, security and virtualized services to our customers, and I look forward to helping accelerate its footprint in the region and drive return on investment."
Marsh joins Xura from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), where he led the Enterprise sales group for the Americas. Prior to HPE, Charles spent 28 years at Alcatel-Lucent (ALU), most recently as President of Americas Sales, managing the order and sales processes across all its accounts in the United States, Canada and Latin America. While at ALU, Charles also held the positions of Vice President, North American Sales, and Vice President of Sprint and tier 2/3 telcos.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Thursday, September 8, 2016