Nextiva has announced that Alan Black, former CFO of Zendesk and founder of Surfspray Capital, and Robert (Bob) Beauchamp, former president and CEO of BMC Software, have been appointed to the company’s board of directors.
The appointment of the two new board members will bring decades of financial and business software leadership to their roles at Nextiva, according to the cloud communications company.
Black and Beauchamp bring more than 65 years of experience in the public and private sector
Black and Beauchamp bring more than 65 years of combined experience and leadership in the corporate world. Alan Black joins Nextiva with over 35 years of executive experience leading both public and private enterprise software companies. Black founded Surfspray Capital, LLC in 2017 through which he has advised more than a dozen companies, including Looker Data Sciences, Inc., Bill.com Holdings and HashiCorp. Prior to founding Surfspray Capital, Black was CFO of Zendesk, CEO of Intelliden and CFO of Phone.com.
For his part, Robert Beauchamp comes to Nextiva with more than 30 years of experience in enterprise software, as well as more than two decades of experience gained as a board member of various large and small companies in multiple industries.
Most recently, Beauchamp served as president of BMC Software, after serving as its CEO for more than 16 years. He also served on the boards of two Fortune 500 companies, Raytheon and National Oilwell Varco, as well as other prominent public and private companies and non-profit organizations. This includes TransUnion, Anaplan, Forcepoint, ThoughtTrace, Baylor University and Memorial Hermann Healthcare Systems.
“The knowledge they bring after such storied careers in technology is invaluable to our future growth. Their strategic guidance will serve Nextiva well as we continue to build on our vision to empower human connections and further disrupt the marketplace.” said Tomas Gorny, CEO and co-founder of Nextiva.
Nextiva helps businesses manage their communications, productivity and customer relationships on a unified platform. It comes with integrated messaging, voice and video tools. It also offers dozens of features including free minutes, unlimited internet fax, VoIP, sales, hosted PBX, business analytics, CRM service, SaaS, business surveys and more.
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