VoiceObjects Establishes Worldwide Headquarters in Silicon Valley
SAN MATEO, Calif. - VoiceObjects has completed the legal formalities necessary to become a U.S. company, and has established its worldwide headquarters in Silicon Valley. VoiceObjects, Inc. will become the parent organization, and Germany based VoiceObjects AG will become a wholly owned subsidiary.
VoiceObjects also closed a combined equity and debt financing of U.S. $11.5 million from TeleSoft Partners, Wellington Partners, SAP Ventures, Deutsche Telekom's T-Venture, Enjoyventure and Comerica Bank.
VoiceObjects founder Karl-Heinz Land will serve as executive vice president on the company's strategic sales and business development efforts, primarily in the United States and Europe
In addition, Kent Bridges has joined VoiceObjects as senior vice president of sales, North America. Bridges will manage the company's enterprise, OEM and channel sales efforts in the U.S. Bridges has held senior executive sales positions at DigitalPersona, Gadzook Networks, ZeitNet, Retix and Novell.
In conjunction with the company's move to the United States, Steve West has become the interim CEO, and will serve until the company's permanent CEO search is completed.
VoiceObjects will continue to operate with its existing team in Germany supporting its customers and partners in Europe and the United Kingdom. VoiceObjects engineering personnel will continue to deliver and support the company's voice application management system platform VoiceObjects X5 from Germany, and will expand to other locations in the future as required by the growing needs of the business.