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"Over the past 12 months Chuck Nees has recruited my entire senior finance team, including the Controller, Treasurer and Vice Presidents of Planning and Budgeting, Tax, and Compliance. I am extremely pleased with Chuck’s performance and recommend his professional services with confidence and conviction.

In my view, Chuck is extremely skilled in evaluating the distinct needs of a particular position as well as the corporate culture of an organization. He also is an expert at assessing the technical qualifications of an individual and their overall fit with the rest of the team. His searches are comprehensive and he maintains strict standards of discretion and prudence.

Chuck’s straightforward and personal approach is refreshing and enjoyable, and his appreciation for the time constraints of a busy executive is invaluable during the hiring process. For all of these reasons, I enthusiastically endorse him and the highly recommend services he provides."
Steve Swad, EVP& CFO, Comverse Technology, Inc.



 

Global Finance Executive Team–
Comverse Technology, Inc.

Client Snapshot:
Comverse Technology, Inc. (CMVT.PK) is the world?s leading provider of software and systems enabling network-based multimedia enhanced communication and billing services. Over 450 communication and content service providers in more than 120 countries use Comverse products to generate revenues, strengthen customer loyalty and improve operational efficiency. Comverse was de-listed from the NASDAQ exchange on February 1, 2007 and is currently traded on the
“pink-sheets.”

Global Revenues: $1.4B
Global Headcount: 5,500
Company Type: Public (Pink Sheets)
Line of Business: Communications Software

Background:
In the wake of its delisting, CMVT.PK took timely and appropriate steps to rebuild its global leadership team. Mark Terrill was quickly appointed Chairman, subsequently rebuilt the board and, in April 2007, Andre Dahan was named CEO. Based in New York, Dahan quickly built a new global leadership team across virtually all functions to work with the existing teams and infrastructure located in Israel.

However, when a year-long search (with one of the "big 4" firms) did not yield results, BNG was retained to recruit their new CFO. A timely and successful completion of this project set the stage for a very productive and trusting relationship that continues to grow.

CMVT.PK Finance Executive Recruits

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Accounting Officer
  • Chief Compliance Officer
  • VP - Global Treasury
  • VP - Global Tax
  • VP - Internal Audit
  • VP - Financial Planning & Analysis

Testimonials

“I have had the pleasure of working with Chuck on several executive searches and he is one of the best people in the business. Chuck is knowledgeable, sincere, trustworthy and very fast in delivery. He talks straight with no hard-sell. He goes out of his way to make sure both the candidates and the hiring managers are well informed at each step in the process! I fully endorse the Braswell Nees Group and I look forward to working with them again.”

Lance Miyamoto, EVP, Global Human Resources, Comverse Technology, Inc.

“I have had the unique opportunity of being both a candidate that Chuck has placed as well as a source that I have utilized to recruit my senior staff of seasoned and experienced financial executives as well as a Chief Compliance Officer. Chuck is very focused and has brought about results very quickly without jeopardizing the quality or process.”

Joe Chinnici, EVP & CFO [former],
Comverse Technology, Inc.