Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Todd Abbott has been named Chief Executive Officer at Tely Labs. The search was led by Mark Lonergan.
Todd joins Tely Labs with more than 30 years of industry experience at some of the world’s leading technology firms, with his top priorities being accelerating the company’s financial and operational performance and advancing its progression in the video conferencing space. In addition to his vast Unified Communications (UC) knowledge and international experience, including living and leading teams in Asia and Europe, Todd has built customer-centric organizations as well as successfully overseeing company transformations, integrations and transitions from primarily direct sales approaches to ones that included channel partnerships. Prior to Tely Labs,Todd was EVPof Strategy and Go-to-Market at Sonus Networks where he led the sales force and implemented the company’s first channel program. Sonus’ business unit planning, business development and global marketing functions were also under Todd’s direction. Other positions he has held include: SVP Sales and President, Field Operations, Avaya; EVPSales, Marketing and Customer Service, Seagate Technology; SVPWorldwide Sales and Operations, Symbol Technologies; and VPService Providers (Europe); VP (South Asia), Cisco Systems, Inc.
Todd started his career at IBM and holds a BS from Northeastern University.
About Tely Labs
Founded in 2010, Tely Labs is a pioneer in simple, secure, and affordable video communication and collaboration systems that fundamentally changes the way people communicate. Tely Labs is dedicated to bringing video conferencing to every meeting room, remote office and healthcare facility—simply, securely and affordably.
Having established Tely Labs as a disrupter in video conferencing, we have chosen Todd as the logical leader to expand the business from an early stage startup into a fast growth organization. This leadership shift follows the model deployed in my previous startups, which is to install seasoned leadership to scale the business from a startup to a successful growth company. Todd not only has the experience to guide the company’s strategic direction and ensure disciplined execution, but also the go-to-market skills and strategic vision to lead Tely Labs through our next phase of hyper growth.Sreekanth Ravi, Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board, Tely Labs
It is an honor to have been chosen to lead Tely Labs into the next era of its journey. Tely Labs’ focus on driving product and technology development has helped establish the company as a leader in the video communications area. The opportunity for Tely Labs to expand video conferencing deeper into larger enterprises and small and medium businesses is immense and we are uniquely positioned based on our leadership in delivering enterprise class products at a lower price point.Todd Abbott, CEO, Tely Labs
Todd Abbott is one of the most respected executives in the networking industry. He will bring incredible passion and market knowledge to Tely Labs, helping them to become a real leader in the video networking segment.Mark Lonergan, Founder & Managing Partner, Lonergan Partners