Avaya cloud leader and Cisco networking expert Paiman Nodoushani named CTO & VP of Engineering; Inbound marketing and social networking leader Jeanne Hopkins appointed CMO
BOSTON, October 15, 2013 - Continuum, a leading provider of fully integrated managed services solutions, today announced the addition of two new industry experts to its executive management team: Paiman Nodoushani, vice president, engineering and chief technology officer; and Jeanne Hopkins, senior vice president and chief marketing officer. The moves deepen Continuum's strengths in product engineering and development, as well as all aspects of partner and acquisition marketing programs.
Engineering Excellence to Accelerate Channel Success
Nodoushani is responsible for all engineering initiatives worldwide and the company's focus on cloud-based solutions. He brings more than two decades of highly relevant experience to his role as vice president of engineering and chief technology officer. He most recently served as senior director, Cloud Products and Solutions, at Avaya, where he led the company's transformation into a cloud-based solutions player. Previously, Nodoushani was with Cisco Systems for over 12 years, concluding as director of engineering and portfolio management. His credentials encompass applications, virtualization, cloud services integration, content distribution networks, WAN optimization and more.
"I'm excited about applying all areas of my experience to the CTO position at Continuum," Nodoushani said. "I look forward to continuing to enhance our innovative solutions for managed service providers. We have tremendous technology used by over 3,300 partners and we will continue to build best-in-class technology."
Turning Marketing Science into Partner Value
Hopkins' extensive experience in the fast-advancing world of inbound marketing and social networking ranks among many reasons she represents yet another excellent fit within Continuum's expanding organization. The newly appointed senior vice president and chief marketing officer is considered a leading authority in these and other fields where data-driven programs and services support growth from the company's perspective as well as the changing needs of partner ecosystems. Her responsibilities at Continuum range from leading the marketing team to enhancing its initiatives to fuel partner growth with end users, while strengthening alignment with other product, engineering and service delivery groups.
Hopkins was named to the 50 Most Influential Sales Lead Management professionals by SLMA in 2011 and again in 2012 in addition to being honored with SLMA's 20 Women to Watch award in 2011 and 2013. She is the coauthor of the book, “Go Mobile,” a step-by-step introductory look at starting mobile marketing efforts and the #1 best-selling mobile marketing book on Amazon.com. Hopkins is a frequent speaker topics including demand generation, mobile marketing and Sales & Marketing alignment at MarketingProfs, MarketingSherpa, Social Media Today, DemandCon, and other marketing conferences. She tweets marketing tips and tricks daily for her followers: https://twitter.com/jeannehopkins.
"We have tremendous opportunity ahead to transform the MSP experience," Hopkins commented. "There's already plenty to build on at Continuum, but we're taking a fresh look at all the emerging requirements and vehicles to support greater success on top of the company's technological advances on the product side. We are putting a full spectrum of new tools, resources and programs in place to ensure Continuum partners have a comprehensive digital communications edge as they search, acquire and on-board new customers."
Game-Changing Leadership and Momentum
"As competitors focus on trying to unite disparate systems, organizations and processes, we're powering forward with technological advances as well as best practices and the best people in our industry,” explained Michael George, CEO, Continuum. “Paiman and Jeanne further exemplify our commitment to hiring and developing extraordinary talent at all levels of the organization. They are both great leaders with an uncommon grasp of what it takes to win internally and externally. Even though they're driving solutions from different perspectives of the business, we're all on the same page at Continuum - delivering everything managed services providers need to effectively grow and prosper."
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