"I am pleased that the search is complete and am confident that we selected the candidate best prepared to build on the momentum Gary helped create last year," said Barry Rand, interim chairman of Aspect's board of directors and CEO of Equitant. "Gary demonstrated his abilities by leading Aspect to a strong finish in 2003. His experience with the company provides a smooth transition in leadership. He has the market vision, industry knowledge and relationships with customers, partners, shareholders and employees to lead the company to future success."
Prior to serving in the interim CEO role, Barnett was Aspect's executive vice president of products and chief technology officer. Barnett developed the vision for the technological foundation of Aspect's products and was Aspect's key technology spokesperson in that role.
"My ties with Aspect are strong and reach back to the founding of the company," said Barnett. "I intend to strengthen Aspect's leadership position through a steady, focused multi-pronged approach."