December 23, 2016

Boston Business Journal

Apperian CEO lands new job at Cambridge tech firm

Fuze, a Cambridge-based maker of corporate communications systems formerly known as ThinkingPhones, announced the appointment of a new chief financial officer this week, less than a year and half after the previous CFO joined the company.

Brian Day will join Fuze from Apperian, a Boston-based software company where he was CFO before becoming president and CEO two years ago. The hiring of Fuze's previous CFO, Don Pratt, was announced in July 2015.

The 10-year-old company has been seen as a prime candidate for an IPO since it raised $112 million in a February 2016 round of investment. In a February interview with the Boston Business Journal, CEO Steve Kokinos said an IPO was "something we see as a likely step along the way," pinpointing 2017 as the target year.

Fuze provides cloud-based software that lets companies combine their communications across voice, video and text. It's raised more than $200 million in funding to date and Kokinos told the Business Journal he's aiming to have more than 1,000 employees by the end of 2017.

On Tuesday Fuze also announced Mary Good, previously of healthcare tech company hCentive, as chief people officer.

“We are excited to welcome Brian and Mary to the executive leadership team at a time of such high growth and momentum,” Kokinos said in a statement. “They each bring unique skill sets that will continue to propel the company forward, both from a financial standpoint and with respect to our talent brand and culture.”

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