Independent Director James Foy Appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer
Lead Director Gerald Kokos Appointed Executive Chairman
ORANGE, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Tangoe, Inc. (NASDAQ:TNGO) (“Tangoe” or the “Company”), a leading global provider of IT Expense Management (ITEM) software and related services, today announced that Al Subbloie has resigned from his role as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately, after being informed of the Board’s conclusion that the Company in the longer term would benefit from a transition to a new CEO. Independent Director James Foy will serve as Acting Chief Executive Officer while a search process is conducted to identify a permanent CEO. In conjunction, the Board appointed Gerald Kokos, the Company’s Lead Director, as Executive Chairman of the Company.
Mr. Kokos commented, “As a founder of the Company and visionary CEO for many years, Al led the Company from start-up, through IPO, and to more than $200 million in annual revenue, while transforming the telecom expense management industry.”
A search process has been initiated and the Board has engaged executive search firm Spencer Stuart in order to complete this process as expeditiously as possible.
Mr. Foy has served as a member of the Board since March 2014. Mr. Foy has been the Executive Chairman of SemantX since August 2014. Mr. Foy served as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of privately held Talend, Inc., a provider of data, application and process integration products and services, from February 2013 toOctober 2013. Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of privately held Aspect Software, Inc. and two predecessor companies (Concerto Software, Inc. and Davox Corporation) from 2001 to 2012. In 1991, he founded Constellation Software, Inc., and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer for three years. In 1994, Constellation was acquired by VMark Software, Inc., a predecessor company of Ardent Software, which was subsequently acquired by Informix Corp. Mr. Foy remained with the surviving companies in various senior executive positions, including President of Informix, until IBM acquired Informix in 2001.
Mr. Foy commented, “Tangoe continues to make significant progress in executing our 2016 strategic priorities, including in the ongoing roll-out of our Matrix platform. We have had a strong client reception for Matrix and remain confident that we will continue our leadership in IT expense management. In addition, we are diligently pursuing completion of the Company’s restatement and 10-K filing.”
Tangoe (NASDAQ:TNGO) is a leading global provider of IT Expense Management software and related services to a wide range of global enterprises and service providers. The Matrix is Tangoe’s technology and services platform designed to help companies transform the management of IT assets, services, expenses, and usage to create business value, increase efficiency, and deliver a positive impact to the bottom line.
Tangoe is a registered trademark of Tangoe, Inc.
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