Former VP of Speechworks Joins Unveil
WALTHAM, MA - Unveil Technologies Inc., a developer of customer self service software applications for contact centers, announced that Joseph A. Murphy has joined the Company's senior management team as executive vice president of Worldwide Sales and Service. Mr. Murphy brings to Unveil more than 25 years of sales experience to Unveil, including roles at speech recognition and contact center software vendors. Mr. Murphy joins Unveil Technologies after serving as vice president of Sales for SpeechWorks Inc., a speech technology provider, where he helped establish the company as a player in the contact center market. Prior to SpeechWorks, Mr. Murphy also served in senior sales management positions at Genesys Telecommunications and GeoTel Communications. "We are delighted to welcome Joe to our team and are extremely gratified that someone with such extensive experience and success in the speech recognition and contact center software markets has decided to join Unveil," said Peter Durlach, President of Unveil. "It is a clear sign that Unveil's unique approach to the self-service market and our product strategy are continuing to attract the attention and commitment of some of the industry's leading players and customers." "After carefully evaluating all of the leading emerging technology companies in the contact center market, it became clear to me that Unveil is uniquely positioned to become a major player in the industry," said Joseph Murphy, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Service for Unveil. "I believe Unveil's Conversation Manager(tm) application can deliver some very unique and powerful new self service capabilities to the contact center market that just cannot be found in conventional speech applications. These capabilities overcome the major obstacles that continue to slow the adoption of speech technology in the market today and create a significant opportunity to accelerate the utilization of voice self service applications in customer service environments. I am extremely excited about joining such an innovative new company and helping to bring Unveil's solution to the market." Mr. Murphy's breadth of knowledge was built from his experience as a sales executive at both start-ups and more established corporations. He is equipped with a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges faced by these companies. Mr. Murphy brings a record of accomplishment to Unveil, including achieving rapid revenue growth and launching successful products. As Vice President of Sales for SpeechWorks International for more than three years, Mr. Murphy developed the overall sales and distribution strategy, built the sales team and grew the Company's revenues from $9 million to $47 million, which helped SpeechWorks through a successful IPO in 2000. His prior experience also includes three executive sales management positions at leading contact center companies that had successful IPO's, including Genesys Telecommunications, acquired by Alcatel, and GeoTel Communications, later acquired by Cisco.