SOURCE: VoiceObjects, Inc.

November 28, 2007 06:00 ET

VoiceObjects Completes Globalization of Company

Names Senior Vice President Global Sales and Promotes Managing Director EMEA

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - November 28, 2007) - 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.

About VoiceObjects

VoiceObjects is redefining over-the-phone customer service for global enterprises and carriers. By delivering personalized self-service phone solutions, VoiceObjects enables organizations to customize their customers' experience, to integrate phone self-service into comprehensive customer experience strategies, and to manage the complexity of the world's most sophisticated phone applications. VoiceObjects' award-winning phone application server software is used by leading companies, including Adobe, T-Mobile, and Volkswagen Financial Services and provides personalized customer service experiences to more than 500 million callers each year. VoiceObjects is privately held and headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. For more information, please contact (650) 288-0299 or visit

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