Melbourne-based unified communication-as-a-service (UCaaS) provider Access4 has appointed former Vocus executive, Scott Carter, as its chairman of the board.
Access4 managing director Tim Jackson said it actively targeted Carter for the role due to his experience in leading fast growing tech businesses.
“Scott has a track record of success with driving growth in the channel and our goal is to double our partner base in Australia and New Zealand over the next 12 months,” Jackson said. “ He will provide the experienced leadership needed for this next phase of aggressive growth and also play a pivotal role in the Series C capital raising the business is currently undertaking.”
Carter was most recently the CEO of enterprise and government at Vocus Communications, CEO of Vocus Consumer and was previously COO of M2 Group.
“I am excited to join this specialist fast growing business that has solved the challenge for channel partners to allow them to capitalise on the market opportunity presented by unified communications and grow their profits,” Carter said.
“I have seen first-hand the cost, complexity, time to market and deployment issues encountered by the channel to deliver UC solutions and how this has held them back in the past. Access4 solves these issues through its proprietary SasBoss platform, a turnkey solution that delivers an intuitive suite of communication products from BroadSoft (Cisco) and Microsoft Teams.”
From a product development perspective, Jackson expects the addition of Microsoft Teams will open up new partner market opportunities for the business.
“Demand is set to be high for hybrid business communication utilising BroadWorks and MS Teams Collaboration,” he said.