Commify (www.commify.com), the company behind a global portfolio of business messaging brands, today announces the appointment of Richard Hanscott as Chief Executive Officer.
Hanscott’s most recent role was CEO of Yell where he joined in 2011, leading a successful transformation of the business to a fully digital, market leading provider of managed marketing services for local businesses. Prior to this, Hanscott spent 13 years in the mobile industry with NEC and Orange, delivering growth in both consumer and B2B markets.
Hanscott will start the role with immediate effect, taking over from Tom Boucher who, as Interim CEO, has led the organisation following the resignation, due to health reasons, of previous CEO, Geoff Love. Boucher will continue to serve Commify on the Board in a non-executive capacity.
Carla Cico, Chair of the Board, commented: “After an extensive selection process, the Board is delighted to have appointed Richard as Commify’s new Chief Executive Officer. We sought someone with a proven track record in helping businesses achieve their potential; who can develop and articulate a customer-centric strategy and motivate a global team, to support shared goals.
“Richard is an outstanding leader who, with his experience in telecommunications and delivering value for SMEs, is primed to accelerate Commify’s growth.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Tom Boucher on behalf of the Commify Board for stepping into the CEO role on an interim basis, delivering stability, clarity of purpose and guiding the Commify team through a period of great change.”
Richard Hanscott said: “I am excited to be working with the talented and energetic team at Commify, a clear European leader in B2B communication solutions. I look forward to leading the business during this next phase of technology innovation and growth, while also delivering ever more value for our customers.”