Parsippany, NJ – May 17, 2012 - Strategic Products and Services (SPS), a multi-vendor systems integrator, is proud to announce the addition of John R. McGovern as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). McGovern joins the SPS executive leadership team with over 25 years experience in corporate finance supporting product and market-driven business environments. Based at SPS headquarters in Parsippany, NJ, McGovern assumed his role on May 14, 2012.
SPS specializes in design, installation and support of integrated communications, contact center, advanced IP telephony, private cloud, unified communications, network infrastructure, video and mobility solutions. As CFO, McGovern leads the accounting, information technology, financial planning and analysis functions within SPS and is responsible for maintaining the company’s financial integrity, compliance, cash management, budgeting, forecasting, analysis and Board reporting. McGovern also insures the continued functionality of IT operations and executes the defined vision.
“SPS has a proven track record of growth and sustainability through their integrated services, partnerships and strategic focus,” said McGovern. “I am excited to leverage my experience and position SPS for future growth opportunities.”
In the newly created CFO position, McGovern reports to John Poole, SPS president and CEO. “We welcome John to the SPS executive leadership team,” said Poole. “His experience will help SPS execute our vision to grow the business in a way that best supports our customers, meets the demands of the market and is fiscally responsible.”
McGovern joins SPS from Glowpoint Inc., a publicly traded managed video services company (NYSE Amex: GLOW) where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with accounting, cash management, treasury, tax, insurance and investor relation responsibilities.
He began his career with Avaya, Lucent Technologies and AT&T. As Group Finance Vice President at Avaya, he was accountable for nearly half the revenue and profits for the company. McGovern played a key role in executing the $8 billion Avaya privatization with Silver Lake and Texas Pacific Group, two leading private investment firms. Previously, McGovern held senior level positions at Lucent and AT&T where he was part of the IPO team for the Lucent divestiture.
John holds a Master of Science degree in Management from the College of Saint Elizabeth and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kean University. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Affinity Federal Credit Union and serves as Chairman of their Supervisory Committee.
As a multi-vendor systems integrator, Strategic Products and Services (SPS) has helped companies across the globe boost revenues, overcome business obstacles and gain an edge on the competition. With over 20 years of profitable growth and offices in nearly 30 North American cities, SPS has design, technical and implementation depth in all aspects of infrastructure technology roadmap planning, consulting and ongoing services for contact center, unified communications and private cloud solutions.
In addition to being an Avaya Connect Platinum channel partner, SPS has strategic partnerships with over 15 key manufacturers including Cisco, Microsoft, NICE, HP, Polycom and Extreme Networks. Through these partnerships and their in-house competencies, SPS provides a comprehensive end-to-end portfolio of products, applications and services to support enterprises throughout North America.
To support multi-nationals, SPS is a founding partner of the Intelligent Communications Alliance (www.intelligentcommunicationsalliance.com). The Alliance provides a consistent global approach to pricing, design, delivery and support of Avaya and Avaya DevConnect Partner solutions. As a specialized systems integrator, the Alliance holds over 350 Avaya certifications with expertise in contact center, messaging and unified communications.
For the past six consecutive years, SPS has risen annually in the top 300 of CRN’s annual Solution Provider 500 (formerly VAR500), a listing of the largest information technology solution providers, integrators, and service companies in North America. Additionally, SPS has earned numerous awards and recognition from their strategic partners. Visit www.spscom.com.
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