XConnect, a Somos Company, the provider of world-class numbering intelligence solutions has expanded its operations with the appointment of three new directors. Neville Adams joins the team as Sales Account Director, along with Fenton Bard as Director Market Development and Chris Curd as Global Sales Director Business Development and Partner Manager. Collectively, they will support XConnect’s next phase of growth as it accelerates the development of new solutions for its customers.
Neville Adams will support XConnect in building strategic growth through account management, securing new business opportunities and market development. He has comprehensive experience in a broad range of technology sectors including SMS solutions platforms in intellectual property management and most recently in building a SaaS business.
With a background of sales, marketing and relationship management, Fenton Bard will be taking on responsibility for developing supply and partnering relationships to allow XConnect to increase coverage, quality and revenue opportunities. Previous to this role, he cofounded a network services and colocation business for service and content providers.
Chris Curd has worked extensively in the payments and fraud protection industry, selling into the telco and carrier market. Within his new position as Global Sales Director Business Development and Partner Manager, he will be committed to developing XConnect’s Number Information Services (NIS) carrier business and partner program. Curd brings a wealth of experience and relationships to XConnect.
“We are excited to welcome Neville, Fenton and Chris to the XConnect team as we ramp up our capabilities and optimise our offering. With a track record of delivering successful outcomes in the technology industry, they will bring new ideas and diverse perspectives to the team as we take our services to new markets,” said Tim Ward, Vice President of Number Information Services at XConnect. “XConnect is committed to serving the voice and messaging ecosystem. Our strategic new hires will help us to achieve our next phase of innovation. I have no doubt that our newly expanded team will take growth in global demand for trusted information for global connections to a new level.”
In 2021, XConnect experienced substantial growth, servicing almost 20 billion queries across its Tier 1 A2P, MNO and carrier customers, which include some of the largest global players in the voice and messaging industries. Its mission is to work collaboratively with partners and customers, to help advance the communications industry for the benefit of the entire eco-system.