SOURCE: Fonality


January 19, 2010 09:08 ET

Fonality Names Dean Mansfield as CEO

Internationally Recognized Technology Executive to Lead Growing Cloud-Based Business Phone Service and System Provider

CULVER CITY, CA--(Marketwire - January 19, 2010) - Fonality, Inc. (, a leading provider of cloud-based business phone systems, today announced that it has appointed Dean Mansfield to serve as the company's chief executive officer. Mansfield succeeds Chris Lyman, the company's founding CEO. Lyman will remain as chairman of the board.

Mansfield has more than fifteen years of global sales and executive management experience, including business development and sales operations in the technology industry. He held numerous positions at NetSuite from 2004 to 2009, including president of worldwide sales and distribution. Prior to joining NetSuite, Mansfield held senior management positions with Brocade Communications Inc., Plumtree Software Inc., and McAfee. Mansfield holds an honors degree in Law from the University of London.

"Dean is a fantastic choice to help propel us to the next level," said Lyman. "His small and medium enterprise cloud experience, coupled with his strong international sales background, are a perfect fit to accelerate our position as a global powerhouse in cloud-based telephony."

"I am impressed with the company and the technology that Chris and the team have built," said Mansfield. "Fonality's momentum is incredible. With our innovation in cloud technology and the unique nature of our applications, we are prepared to take the industry by storm."

Products and Technology

Fonality's cloud-based business communications solutions replace traditional phone systems and add advanced functionality including conference bridges, unified messaging, chat, voicemail and email, presence management, contact center applications, and integration with products such as Microsoft Outlook, Google, Salesforce. Fonality's patented technology also provides automated system monitoring, configuration backups, rock-solid connectivity, simplified multi-location networking, and complete data privacy over the cloud. Solutions are a fraction of the cost of traditional premise-based systems and scale from single-site businesses with basic needs to multi-location corporations with distributed call centers.

About Fonality

Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Culver City, Calif., Fonality is a leading developer and marketer of cloud-based business phone systems and unified communications solutions for small to medium sized businesses. Investors include Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Intel Capital, and Azure Capital Partners. For more information, visit:

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