TMCnet Feature
July 11, 2012

BroadSoft Names Industry Veteran Patrick Joggerst Vice President of Global Sales

By Ed Silverstein, TMCnet Contributor

BroadSoft has named Patrick Joggerst as its new vice president of Global Sales – coming to the post from the Aricent Group (News - Alert).

Joggerst has managed sales organizations for several telecommunications service providers and technology suppliers. He recently was executive vice president and general manager, Carrier Services & Solutions SBU, at Aricent Group, where he oversaw 2,200 employees. Aricent Group is a provider of systems integration and software solutions.

Also, BroadSoft’s (News - Alert) vice president of North American Sales, Greg Callanan, recently left the position. The company’s North American sales leaders will now report to Joggerst.

"Patrick's proven ability to scale high-performing sales organizations and his deep understanding of the needs of telecommunications service providers make him the ideal fit to lead BroadSoft's growth strategies in our current and new markets," Michael Tessler, president and chief executive officer at BroadSoft, said in a statement carried by TMCnet. "Thanks to his existing relationships with many of our customers, I believe BroadSoft will quickly benefit from Patrick's background."

Earlier, Joggerst worked at Auster Capital Partners, NextPoint Networks, Telcordia Technologies, PrimeCo, Global Crossing and AT&T (News - Alert).

"The opportunity to join a market leader and innovator that has never lost focus on the customer is one that aligns directly with my personal mission and values," Joggerst said. "With a proven global sales team already in place, I am fully confident that we can quickly build on past success and accelerate tangible results going forward."

In other company news, BroadSoft reported in May that for the first quarter ending on March 31, 2012, total revenue increased to $38.3 million. That represents a 29 percent jump when compared to $29.7 million earned in the first quarter of 2011. In addition, the company’s first-quarter net income was $1.7 million, compared to net income of $3.7 million in the first quarter of 2011.

"BroadSoft is off to a strong start in 2012, delivering solid first quarter results driven by continued demand for our software and services,” Tessler said in a statement issued when earnings were released in May. “We are pleased with the great success our customers are having delivering state-of-the-art communications services based on our core communications platform. We believe our market leadership position and strong demand from our service provider customers will lead to continued business expansion in 2012."

Also, non-GAAP operating income increased in the first quarter when compared to the first quarter of 2011.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman
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