Cantata Technology Appoints Paul F. Brauneis to Chief Financial Officer

NEEDHAM, Mass. - Cantata TechnologyTM appointed Paul F. Brauneis to the position of executive vice president -- finance and administration, chief financial officer, and treasurer.  Effective immediately, Brauneis will lead all of Cantata's finance, administration, legal and IT operations as it expands its worldwide presence in carrier and enterprise markets.

Cantata Technology was established in 2006 through the combination of Excel Switching Corporation and Brooktrout Technology®.  Bruce Albelda, former CFO of Cantata, will assume a new senior executive role addressing the company's strategic needs and growth opportunities.

Prior to joining Cantata, Brauneis served as senior vice president finance and administration and chief financial officer for Avici Systems (NASDAQ: AVCI), a provider of purpose-built carrier-class routing solutions for the Internet.

Brauneis has previously held the CFO position at Spinnaker Software and VP-level finance positions at Wang Global, BBN Corporation, and M/A-Com, Inc. Brauneis began his career at PriceWaterhouse, where he spent more than a decade in senior-level auditing positions.

Brauneis is an honors graduate of Boston College, and also served in the U.S. Army, where he was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Air Medal.


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