Ampersand establishes Board of Advisors

Fonative, Inc. is formerly known as Ampersand, Inc.

February 2016

Ampersand, provider of VoIP-based solutions that transform enterprise call centers, announced the formation of its Board of Advisors. Each of its Board members brings a wealth of experience and professional achievement across the high-technology industry.

Ed Pendergast, Managing Director of Dunn Rush & Co. LLC and Founder and President of Pendergast & Company LLC, works with a broad range of companies in industries that include materials, restaurants, professional services, technology, and medical devices. With a strong foothold in finance, Ed advises companies on team building, strategy and corporate governance, and serves as a Director on numerous boards including NACD’s Board Advisory Services.

Michael Wolfe, Chief Technology Officer of Ontario Systems, LLC, is responsible for all product development, engineering, and infrastructure for the company’s software and cloud-based products. He brings deep technical expertise and proficiency in complex problem solving to Ampersand and other organizations including the Security and Software Engineering Research Center (S2ERC), where Michael is Chairman of the Industry Advisory Board.

Steve Chasen, Executive Vice President for Business Development at PeopleServe, Inc., oversees new business and strategic partnerships at this award-winning technology staffing firm. With 30+ years in the high-technology industry, Steve was Co-founder, President, CEO, and Chairman of Triton Technologies Inc., a direct response inbound call center, until its sale in 2010. At Mercury Systems, Steve served as SVP and General Manager of Operations; VP and GM of Product Operations, VP of Customer Service, and formed the company’s Solutions Systems Group.

Stephen Smith, CEO of Ampersand: “We’re thrilled to be able to leverage the experience, guidance, and connections of our seasoned Advisory Board. As our products continue to gain momentum, we have a strong team in place to help us refine our strategy and grow our business.”