Cyara Hires Enterprise Software Veteran as General Manager, Vice President of Operations for the Americas

US Hire Signals Continued Company Growth; Enables Focus on Global Markets for Cyara’s Testing, Monitoring and Simulation Suite

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – December 21, 2012 — Cyara Solutions – a pioneer of next-generation premise and cloud solutions for testing, monitoring and simulation of interactive voice response (IVRs) and contact center systems and applications — today announced the hiring of William Aston, an enterprise software sales leader with extensive background in contact center, IVR, speech and CRM markets.

Aston is now Cyara’s general manager and vice president, field operations for the Americas; his hiring is the second major executive appointment for the company in the last six months, following the announcement earlier in July of a general manager of sales for Australia and New Zealand.

“Bill Aston’s excellent track record in exceeding quotas in enterprise software sales and his leadership experience building winning teams will serve us well in solidifying our foothold in the U.S. market,” says Alok Kulkarni, CEO, Cyara. “He is charged with growing our fledgling U.S. customer base and building the organization to establish a firm presence in the US from which we can assure continued market share and sustain Cyara’s customer-focused reputation,” says Kulkarni.

“I am excited to be joining a young company that has made so much progress in such a short period of time,” says Aston “Their blue chip customer base and the level of customer satisfaction, enthusiasm and references point to the solidness of the company,” says Aston. “The Americas represents a giant market, and I am pleased to lead the effort here.”

Prior to joining Cyara, Aston held senior-level sales and management positions at Genesys, Avaya, Remedy, Agile, Voxify and KPMG. Aston and his team will continue to serve and grow Cyara business in the Americas among new and existing customers including financial services companies, telcos, utilities and government agencies.

The Cyara Solution Suite™ provides a complete suite of products for testing, monitoring and simulation of contact center infrastructure and applications including IVRs, IP Telephony, SIP deployments, PBXs, reporting, routing, call recording, desktop and CTI — from initial deployment through subsequent modifications – reducing contact center technology deployment and upgrade risk and ensuring exemplary system operation and customer experience.

About Cyara Solutions
Cyara Solutions is helping Fortune 500 companies around the world redefine their customer service through a better contact center experience. Cyara is a pioneer of next-generation premise and cloud-based solutions for testing, monitoring and simulating IVRs, Voice Biometrics, Outbound Dialers, Voice Callback and Contact Centers. Cyara performs automated load and functional testing and production monitoring of contact center infrastructure and application components, testing companies’ end-to-end contact center customer and agent experience in a repeatable, automated manner. Cyara ensures exemplary system operation emulating live calls without requiring or impeding live customers or agents.

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