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Unify Square Appoints Local Tech Startup Veteran and Former Microsoft Executive as New VP of Product Marketing

Skype for Business Software, Consulting & Managed Services Provider Chooses Scott Gode To Lead Worldwide Product Marketing Efforts

Bellevue, WA – August 19, 2015 – Unify Square, leading provider of software, services and support for Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync), today announced the appointment of Scott Gode as Vice President of Product Marketing at Unify Square. Scott joins Unify Square on the heels of a momentous year for the company, marked by Series B funding totaling $12.2 million, a first-to-market product release (PowerProv) and industry recognition as an elite partner of Microsoft. His extensive background working at Microsoft and subsequent product and marketing roles uniquely positions Scott to accelerate Unify Square’s growth and global expansion.

“I have personally had the pleasure of working with Scott while we were both at Microsoft where I witnessed first-hand his ability to unite individuals under a corporate vision and drive results,” said Sonu Aggarwal, cofounder and CEO of Unify Square. “As Unify Square rides the new Skype for Business wave of business transformation and heads into our next stage of growth, the timing couldn’t be better to have a great product marketing mind like Scott’s join us to help continue to drive our leadership in the UC arena.”

Over the course of his 25-year career, Scott has held key leadership positions at notable technology companies, including Microsoft, Avanade and Motorola as well as two local Seattle start-ups, Azaleos and DS-IQ. Scott comes to Unify Square fluent in the Unified Communications space, having kick started and run Microsoft Lync managed services businesses while at Azaleos and Avanade. At Unify Square, Scott will spearhead global strategic alliance initiatives and oversee all aspects of global marketing and product management. He’ll work to highlight the need for 3rd party monitoring, diagnostic and analytics services to assist with the successful and cost-effective implementation and full rollout of Skype for Business/Lync deployments.

“Since Sonu launched the company in 2008, I’ve watched Unify Square flourish under his leadership from a business development, corporate culture and technology innovation perspective,” said Gode. “Unify Square has an enormous opportunity to not only grow and expand its operations and global customer base, but to help Microsoft become the number one enterprise telephony provider with Skype For Business. Unify Square has set the industry standard with its innovation in software and services and it’s my mission to help the company continue to dominate the market and accelerate its upward trajectory.”

Recognized as an elite Skype for Business partner by Microsoft, Unify Square offers the industry’s most robust and comprehensive suite of software and services designed to facilitate successful deployments of Skype for Business and older versions of Lync. Unlike other technology providers in the market, Unify Square’s offering addresses every phase in a Skype for Business lifecycle, including pre-assessment, deployment, provisioning, adoption, monitoring, reporting, diagnostics, troubleshooting and user satisfaction. Their expertise with Microsoft’s UC platform is exemplified in the capabilities of Unify Square’s technology offering and consulting services. The company currently works with leading Fortune 500 enterprises to help fast track user adoption of Skype for Business, drive efficiency and increase productivity and collaboration across their workforce.

For more information on Scott Gode’s new role or Unify Square’s software or services, please visit the company’s website.

About Unify Square

Unify Square’s software and services optimize and enhance the world’s largest collaboration and communication deployments, helping businesses manage and secure their meetings, chats & calls. The company’s PowerSuite software creates a unified dashboard to surface actionable insights and help manage collaboration platforms — optimizing and transforming performance health and user effectiveness. Founded by Microsoft product visionaries, Unify Square has become a global elite partner for Microsoft, Slack, Zoom and Workplace by Facebook. Unify Square solutions have delivered value to more than 5 million collaboration seats, in over 275 enterprises across more than 50 countries, and in most major industry verticals.
 

Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, Unify Square also has offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, India, Australia and Lithuania.

Media Contact

Jen Roane
Barokas Communications for Unify Square
+1 (614) 315-4174
UnifySquare@Barokas.com

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