Experienced telco specialist Simon Richards appointed EMEA and APAC Managing Director to lead growth strategy across Cloud and Connected Business communications
18 September, 2017, London, UK: tekVizion, the independent experts in multi-vendor business communications, today announces its expansion into the EMEA and APAC markets, adding a new member to its leadership team. Simon Richards, Managing Director EMEA and APAC at tekVizion joined the company on 1st July 2017 and brings with him more than two decades of experience in senior roles within the likes of Motorola Sony Ericsson, Hewlett-Packard, and BSB Sky.
tekVizion helps service providers, vendors and enterprise customers validate, certify, and automate collaboration workflows. This accelerates connected business, improves reliability, and reduces the costs of deploying multi-vendor business communications solutions.
An already established business communications player in the US, working with businesses such as Cisco, Polycom and Microsoft, tekVizion’s focus is to grow key markets, especially the financial services sector, whilst supporting existing customers in the EMEA and APAC regions. Richards will lead his team to foster existing client relationships and build new relationships with vendors, service providers and customers, prioritising voice, and the capital market space.
“tekVizion is a company with a strong heritage in voice and hosted cloud solutions technologies and one that has a massive opportunity for growth in the capital markets space,” says Simon Richards, Managing Director EMEA & APAC. “This growth potential presents tremendous demand across EMEA and APAC for solutions that accelerate connected business and enable better collaboration. This puts tekVizion in the driving seat and is just one of the many reasons I’m thrilled to be joining the team and tackling this new challenge.”
Richards will also strengthen sales, account management, pre sales and technical support teams in the regions, with the overall vision to accelerate growth in the coming years exponentially.
“Simon Richards has a proven track record in understanding customer needs and growing business across multiple sectors, including financial services, telco and business communications. His deep expertise in the EMEA and APAC markets help us to expand and better service our clients in those regions as well as multinational businesses. He’s a strong addition to our team,” said Chakra Devalla, CEO of tekVizion.