SpinVox Hires Voicemail Veteran

Voice-to-screen messaging company SpinVox has appointed Rich Cohen as Vice President, Market Strategy and Solutions. Cohen joins SpinVox following a distinguished career that includes being awarded patents – including US patent 5,193,110 (with 3 other inventors) for a multimedia messaging server architecture that has generated more than $1 billion (500 million) in revenue. He previously spent almost a decade running his own consulting firm where client engagements included: Comverse Network Systems, AT&T, Openwave and General Electric.
Prior to establishing his own business, Cohen was director of product management at Software.com which he joined after a stint as Director of Innovative Projects at Art Technology Group. Previously, he served as Director of Strategic Consulting at Boston Technology (now part of Comverse) where, in a seven-year career, he was responsible for designing the first voicemail applications deployed on public telephone networks in North America and Japan. He has advised network operators in more than 20 countries on the development and rollout of value-added services.
For two decades, Rich has managed the creation and promotion of Internet and telecommunications services that make a positive difference in peoples lives, says SpinVox Co-founder and CEO, Christina Domecq. Millions of people around the world regularly use products and services that he has championed, designed and marketed, including messaging, community-building and content publishing. He was instrumental in establishing voicemail and seeing it through to the end of its natural life, so were delighted to have him on board as a key member of the team driving the next paradigm shift in voice delivering voice content to screens.
Cohen is a graduate of Williams College (Williamstown MA) and of both Brown and Harvard Universities.