SOURCE: Aspect Software

August 19, 2008 08:00 ET

Aspect Software Names Senior Vice President of Corporate Development

Andy Bezaitis Appointment to Drive Strategic Partnerships and Explore Acquisition Candidates

CHELMSFORD, MA--(Marketwire - August 19, 2008) - Aspect Software, Inc., the world's largest company solely focused on unified communications for the contact center, today announced the appointment of Andy Bezaitis as senior vice president of corporate development. In this role, Bezaitis' responsibilities will include driving partnerships with strategic players and exploring and evaluating potential acquisition candidates. A key objective will be identifying opportunities to further enhance the Aspect Software Unified Communications for the Contact Center™ strategy.

"Aspect Software is the market leader in the contact center space and has a successful history of strengthening its core offerings through key technology partnerships and strategic acquisitions," said Bezaitis. "This is a great opportunity to help continue this successful track record and enable the company to focus on enhancing its unified communications for the contact center strategy. Furthermore, our strategic alliance with Microsoft has created tremendous energy and possibilities for Aspect."

Bezaitis brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in business development and communications technology to Aspect Software. Most recently, Bezaitis was the senior vice president of business development at Cantata Technology. While there, he led ongoing business development and strategic partner initiatives, and also established relationships with industry-leading organizations in the carrier and enterprise markets.

Bezaitis has served as founder and chief executive officer of Apopleo, Inc. as well as founder and chief executive officer of Cambia Networks. He has also held senior management positions at 3COM Corporation, Motorola, Inc., and IIT Research Institute.

"Andy has demonstrated an ability for building organizations from inception through the growth phase, which will be a tremendous asset to the Aspect development strategy," said Jim Foy, chief executive officer, Aspect Software. "His experience will play an integral role in the success of the company's future unified communications for the contact center strategy by ensuring that Aspect is able to offer the most complete set of solutions and services that will allow customers to achieve their critical customer interaction objectives."

Bezaitis has authored several wireless data networking white papers, frequently speaks at industry trade events and regularly provides commentary to key industry publications and journals. Bezaitis has also been awarded nine United States patents for various technologies, including mobile Internet protocol (IP), point-to-point protocol (PPP) connection, wireless networking authentication, and voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

About Aspect Software

Aspect Software, Inc. founded the contact center industry and is now the world's largest company solely focused on unified communications for the contact center. Our all-in-one, IT-ready solutions communications-enable customer service, collections and sales & telemarketing business processes for small and medium enterprises as well as for two-thirds of the FORTUNE Global 100. For more information, visit www.aspect.com.

Note: Aspect, Unified Communications for the Contact Center, and Aspect Software are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Aspect Software, Inc., in the United States and/or other countries. The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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