Genius Networks Make Key Appointments

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Genius Networks has announced two new London-based appointments to support its continued expansion. Amit Chhabra joins the business in the role of Technical Presales, while Jonathan Bunney takes on the position of Channel Director. Both appointments are through the company’s onsite recruitment partners, Ingenio, who have been retained to help Genius deliver its ambitious long-term growth plans.

With over 15 years’ experience in developing advanced networking solutions that help clients address complex communications challenges, Chhabra has expertise across a comprehensive range of vendor technologies and will bolster Genius’s front-end planning capabilities. His track record includes major projects for HMRC, Select Service Partners and Jaeger, where he was the lead architect for its 100-site MPLS global network.

“It’s an exciting time to be joining Genius,” he commented. “Their growth trajectory and five year vision is impressive and I wanted to be part of that story. Genius has a great offering that puts them at the forefront of the global converged network market, and they have the agility and capabilities to deliver on their promises. I’ll be working closely with all the team across the portfolio and am looking forward to helping the business achieve its goals.”

Meanwhile, Bunney’s brief is to grow and strengthen Genius’s channel business. It is an area in which he has successfully operated throughout his 30 year career in business communications, working in senior sales and business development roles for some of the industry’s biggest names, including Cable & Wireless, Telia and Easynet. His understanding of the market and experience of working with service providers and systems integrators will add considerable value to the Genius proposition.

Discussing the appointment, he said: “I’ve lived and breathed the channel for many years and have seen how the market has now become commoditised and saturated with me-too offerings. With Genius though, I see something genuinely different in their service offering that makes the potential for growth huge. They’re continually bringing new products to market – like their SIP offerings for example – that are redefining the possibilities for global networks. It’s this kind of innovation that’s a real differentiator and I’m already seeing its impact in the traction I’m getting with service providers.”

Genius CEO, James Roberts, believes the new appointments add a depth of skills and experience to key service areas and commented: “It’s great to have Amit and Jonathan on board – they’re a perfect fit for our business and have made a positive impact from day one. Investing in top talent has always been a priority for us because it’s our people who are the innovators and our people who give us the edge. As well as being integral to our growth strategy, these appointments will help to ensure we continue to be recognised as a leader in our industry.”