Former Microsoft director to drive company’s continued operational expansion
ORANGE, Conn., June 14, 2010 – Tangoe, Inc., the leading global provider of enterprise communications lifecycle management software and related services, today announced the appointment of Mr. Larry D. Velez as General Manager to lead the company’s continued international expansion throughout Europe. Located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Velez will be responsible for regional operations as well as increasing business development to further address the market’s maturing need for a global, unified approach to fixed and mobile communications lifecycle management.
“With more than twenty years specializing in telecom services, communications lifecycle management, and communication infrastructure development, Larry brings a deep, well-rounded understanding of the European enterprise telecom market to Tangoe,” said Al Subbloie, Tangoe president and CEO. “The holistic management of communication assets and costs continues to be a top priority for international organizations. We are excited to have Larry as a member of the Tangoe team. His technology expertise and business experience will play a pivotal role in managing Tangoe’s growing presence in the European market.”
“The volatile economy, combined with the rising complexity of the mobile enterprise landscape, has presented challenges to European and global organizations looking for seamless management of communications assets and expenses,” said Larry Velez. “Tangoe’s technology, expertise, and global presence perfectly position the company to address these challenges. I look forward to leading further expansion of the company’s portfolio of solutions throughout the European business community.”
Velez joins Tangoe from Microsoft, where he established and grew direct business as well as partner ecosystems across Europe to take early market share in the emerging markets of Unified Communications, and Software as a Service (aka Microsoft Online Services). He led a Western European team to consecutive double digit year-over-year growth selling Microsoft Online Services. Velez worked across multiple customer segments, and industries to develop business with different European marketing, partner, and sales teams to create demand, develop business alliances, and build a solid customer base. His achievements were recognized by Microsoft for driving sales and business excellence across the European region.
Prior to Microsoft, Velez spent six years as an industry analyst at Forrester Research and META Group (now wholly owned by Gartner Group), where he focused on the development and sourcing of network and communications infrastructure for large European firms. His research areas included global networks, communication applications, and infrastructure development.
Velez has a Master of Science in Computer Science from Polytechnic University, NY and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ.
Tangoe is the leading provider of global enterprise communications lifecycle management software and related services. Tangoe’s solution encompasses the entire fixed and mobile communications lifecycle including contract sourcing, asset procurement, services provisioning, invoice processing, expense allocation, bill payment, policy enforcement, usage management, inventory tracking, and device decommissioning.
Additional information about Tangoe can be found at tangoe2016.wpengine.com. Tangoe is a registered trademark of Tangoe, Inc.