BCS Global Networks has announced that Clive Sawkins has accepted the position as Chief Executive Officer of the company. BCS is a managed service provider enabling video conferencing and visual collaboration globally. With its global video infrastructure, BCS provides its customers with an easy to use; direct connect, visual link to customers, colleagues and experts around the world.
Allen Preece, who has been the company’s Chief Executive Officer since 2005 will be leaving this position and will be continuing his role on the Board of Directors. Over the past several months Allen has been working closely with the Board in building out the executive team from both within the company and outside the company through the addition of some strategic new hires. The company is now at a stage where the team is in place and Allen can focus his attentions on his role on the Board of Directors.
Sawkins comes to BCS Global with over 20 years experience in the telecommunications sector and has an outstanding track record in the unified communication space. Prior to joining BCS, Clive was responsible for the Cisco Systems Unified Communications and Telepresence business in Europe. Before this he was CEO and President, Avaya UK & Ireland. Clive brings his extensive experience in telecommunications and video conferencing to his new role at BCS Global.
Clive Sawkins stated, “I am thrilled to be taking on the position of CEO of BCS Global. This is a very exciting opportunity. Accelerating visual communications and collaboration usage and increasing consumer acceptance and satisfaction with mobile video technologies are among the converging factors that point to very rapid growth for the industry. Allen has done a tremendous job of assembling a global team and the network of technology partners to make BCS a major player in the unified communications space and I am looking forward to helping build value for our customers, employees and shareholders.”
Allen Preece, Director of BCS commented, “We are delighted to have Clive take on the CEO role at BCS. Clive is a strategic thinker with considerable operational experience with unified communications technology and in the video conferencing space. His experience will be invaluable in steering the strategic direction of the Company, in the execution of BCS’s growth plan, and in the development of new business.