February 16, 2017

The Boston Globe

Fuze names new CEO on heels of massive investment round

By Kurt Woodward

Earlier in February, Cambridge office software company Fuze Inc. turned heads by announcing a new investment round of $104 million. Now the company has hired a new chief executive, who most recently presided over the sale of another New England tech company to a deep-pocketed acquirer.

Colin Doherty will replace Fuze cofounder Steve Kokinos, who becomes the company’s executive chairman, Fuze said Thursday. Doherty, a veteran tech executive, will help prepare Cambridge-based Fuze for an initial public offering, which the company has said could come in 2018.

“As an entrepreneur, you have to make the right decisions to set your company up for success,” Kokinos said in an interview. “One of the things we’ve been focused on over the past year or so is getting the right executive team in to scale up the business.”