VoiceObjects Completes Globalization of Company

Names Senior Vice President Global Sales and Promotes Managing Director EMEA

San Mateo, (PresseBox) - VoiceObjects Inc., the phone application server company, announced that Jim Madden, vice president of Americas Sales, has been promoted to senior vice president of Global Sales. Madden will be responsible for worldwide global sales operation, strategic market development and implementing growth strategies.

Georg Arens, vice president of Global Services, has been promoted to Managing Director of the EMEA region. In addition to his current responsibilities, Arens will manage all customer and partner relationships in EMEA.

"We have doubled our customer traction in the last year so as the demand for our unique phone self-service solution continues to grow, Jim and Georg will be tremendous assets as we scale the company and expand our network of partners and customers," said Beatriz Infante, chief executive officer of VoiceObjects.

Prior to joining VoiceObjects, Madden served as senior vice president of worldwide sales, services and business development for Five9, Inc., a leading on-demand telesales and call center solutions provider. He was also responsible for driving Five9´s strategy for partnering with telecommunications carriers around the globe. Prior to joining Five9, Madden was vice president, service providers, for Nuance Communications, where he was responsible for building relationships with partners in North America and Latin America. He also served as worldwide vice president of sales for SpeechWorks International. Madden has also held executive positions at Cycore AB, COM2001, and Applied Voice Technology. Madden received a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Northeastern University.

Georg Arens has been with VoiceObjects since its founding in 2001 and is currently vice president, Global Services. Georg´s expanded responsibilities will include directing the EMEA operations as well as managing executive relations with customers and partners. Prior to joining VoiceObjects, Georg was Director of EMEA Pre-sales operations for MicroStrategy at the company´s European headquarters in the United Kingdom. He has also held management roles at MicroStrategy Germany and IBM. Arens received a Masters degree in Computer Science from the Technical University in Darmstadt, Germany.

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