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Leadership

Brian Day, CEO

As CEO, Brian is responsible for the operational leadership of Fuze. Brian has a 25 year track record as a successful financial leader and operator at high-growth companies, most recently at Apperian where he served first as CFO, and then President and CEO through its sale in 2016.

Prior to Apperian, Brian held financial and operational leadership roles at Goal.com, Gomez, Inc., and Octave Communications. He began his career with Fleet Financial Group as a Vice President in the Bank’s structured finance group.

Brian has a B.A. in Economics from the University of New Hampshire, and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in Boston.

Outside of work, Brian is an avid sailor and skier and has even been known to show up at a triathlon or two.

Rob Scudiere, President & COO

As President and COO, Rob oversees our post-sales functions at Fuze globally including Services, Support, Logistics, Product, and Engineering, to ensure an exceptional experience for our customers. Rob brings more than 20 years’ experience leading product development, information technology, operations, and professional services organizations in high-growth public and private high-tech companies.

Prior to Fuze, Rob was Senior Vice President of Engineering and Chief Information Officer at Secureworks (NASDAQ: SCWX), a leading provider of software-driven security solutions that protect organizations in a digitally connected world, where he was responsible for product development of their cyber security solutions and leading their digital transformation.

Before Secureworks, Rob was Vice President of Technology for Verisign's (NASDAQ: VRSN) Security Services business unit, where he was responsible for product development and information technology through the acquisition in 2009 by Secureworks. Before Verisign, Rob was Vice President of Technology for Guardent through its acquisition in 2004 by Verisign. Rob has also held leadership roles at several high-tech and financial services companies, including Razorfish, Digitas, and Fleet Financial.

Rob received a Bachelor of Science degree from Bentley University.

Edward M. Durkin, CFO

Edward M. Durkin is responsible for all aspects of Fuze’s rapidly-growing global financial and administrative operations, and has over 35 years of financial and executive experience.

 

Prior to joining Fuze, Durkin was CFO at Actifio Inc., a leading provider of multi-cloud enterprise data management software solutions, until its acquisition by Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) in December 2020. Prior to Actifio, Durkin was also CFO at Digital Guardian, Inc. and Chief Financial Officer of Interactions, Inc. both rapidly growing technology companies with international operations.

 

Durkin has also served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Tactical Communications Group, LLC which was acquired by Curtiss Wright Corp (NYSE: CW). Durkin further served as CFO of Open Market Inc., a publicly-traded software company (NASDAQ: OMKT), and CFO at Radview Software, where he was instrumental in successfully taking Radview (NASDAQ: RDVW) through its IPO.

 

Earlier in his career, he served as Director of Finance and Administration of CrossComm Corporation (NASDAQ: XCOM) , a publicly-traded networking company which he helped take through its IPO and secondary offering, and StarBurst Software, after ten years of experience at Ernst & Young, LLP.

 

Finally, he has served as a member of the Board of Directors at Tactical Communications Group, LLC., a member of the Board of Directors at Cast Navigation, and as a Board and Audit Committee member of Community BanCorp. Inc., prior to its acquisition by Citizens Financial Group.

 

Mr. Durkin earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts graduating cum laude, and earned his CPA certification while at Ernst & Young LLP.

Elisa Gilmartin, CPO

As Chief People Officer for Fuze, Elisa is responsible for championing a culture of innovation and designing strategies to attract, develop, and retain world-class talent, while continuing to strengthen an environment of high-performance and collaboration.

Elisa brings more than 20 years of proven experience driving human capital transformation initiatives that enable growth and scalability at technology and SaaS companies. Most recently, Elisa was chief human resources officer (CHRO) at robotics technology company, Symbotic, and previously served as CHRO at EzeSoftware and Polycom. Throughout her career, Elisa also held positions with EMC, BankBoston Securities, Fidelity Investments, and Bank of New England.

Elisa holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the State University of New York at Oswego.

Christopher Jones, CRO

As Chief Revenue Officer, Chris is responsible for leading Fuze’s global sales organization and driving the company’s international channel and partner strategy to meet the rising demand for Fuze’s enterprise cloud-based communications solutions. 

 

Chris has over 25 years of enterprise technology industry experience in global sales and senior management roles, where he has consistently demonstrated the ability to build, scale, inspire, and lead world-class sales and channel organizations. Prior to joining Fuze, Chris served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Worldwide Sales at Qlik Technologies, where he led a 750-person sales organization and drove double digit growth over the past three years. Prior to Qlik, Chris was the Chief Partner Office at Infoblox, where he led the global partner strategy and organization. Chris has held previous sales and channel leadership roles at Polycom, Avaya, and Cisco. 

 

Chris holds a BA, Economics, cum laude from Duke University

Eric Hanson, CMO

Eric Hanson is the Chief Marketing Officer at Fuze, responsible for setting the company’s global marketing strategy and overseeing demand generation, brand, and product & customer marketing. Eric works with other members of the executive team to lead the company’s vision and product strategy.  

Prior to his role as CMO, Eric served as the VP of Marketing at FuzeBox, which was acquired by ThinkingPhones in 2015, later assuming the Fuze brand. Prior to Fuze, Eric was the CEO and cofounder of SPY, a creative studio servicing advertising agencies and motion picture studios which he sold in 2009. Under Eric’s leadership, the company worked on advertising campaigns with brands including Nike, Toyota, and Apple and motion pictures including Iron Man, Hunger Games, and Avatar.

With close to 30 years of experience across enterprise sales, marketing, product, operations, M&A, and creative/design services, Eric has worked with leading global organizations like Disney, GM, Ogilvy Mather, Autodesk, and Sony.

Eric holds a degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of California at San Diego. He continues to pursue his love of visual arts and photography as well as caring for his fruit orchard in the foothills of Northern California with his wife and two daughters.

John Milton, General Counsel

As General Counsel, John oversees legal affairs for Fuze, focusing on the company’s domestic and international growth and managing intellectual property, data privacy, compliance, and transactions. John brings over 25 years of experience in venture capital, PE-backed, and public companies. Prior to joining Fuze, John was General Counsel at Markforged, and has held senior legal positions at Imprivata, EqualLogic, Symantec, and Veritas.

John served as a law clerk to the Hon. John J. McNaught of the United States District Court in Boston. He received his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and his B.A. from Boston College.

Chris Conry, CIO

As CIO, Chris Conry heads our global IT and information security functions, leveraging more than two decades of experience in IT and operational leadership, with a primary focus in growth-oriented high-tech businesses. Chris is a purveyor of cloud-first IT strategy and has a strong track record of delivering agile, business-enabling solutions for private and public enterprises.

Prior to joining Fuze, Chris drove large-scale IT transformation efforts, led IT integration activities for several mergers and acquisitions, and was accountable for corporate security and compliance as the vice president of IT & office services at Arbor Networks, The Security Division of NETSCOUT (NASDAQ: NTCT). In addition to Arbor, Chris held IT leadership roles at NMS Communications, GE Automation and Intellution.

Chris holds a BS in CIS from Bentley University and an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School at Babson College.

David Donatelli, SVP of Customer Success

As SVP of Customer Success, David is responsible for managing Fuze support resources worldwide. David brings critical technical knowledge and understanding to the support organization with more than 20 years of experience in customer support organizations as well as a solid background in software development. 

His experience in implementing support models and the use of technology to increase efficiencies has enabled Fuze to utilize new tools and automation to enhance the service provided to its customers. David came to Fuze from Magnitude Software, where he was responsible for building the worldwide support organization from the ground up and lead the support integration of its first three acquisitions.

Prior to Magnitude Software, David was responsible for support at Kalido (acquired by a PE firm), RSA Security (acquired by EMC), Connected Corporation (acquired by Iron Mountain), and Intellution (acquired by GE Digital).

David holds a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology and PMI certification from Boston University-Corp Education Center.