KoolSpan Appoints Thomas Bryant as Chief Commercial Officer
Bethesda, Md. (May 27, 2015) — KoolSpan, Inc., the leading provider of software and hardware based secure voice and messaging solutions for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry mobile devices, announced today the addition of Tom Bryant as the new Chief Commercial Officer. In this role Mr.Bryant will have global responsibility for all strategic partnerships and sales operations.
With more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Tom brings a keen understanding of successfully managing vendor relations and customer interactions across various mobile network and device manufacturing companies. He has held senior leadership positions in Europe and the America’s with Digicel, Verizon and Nextel. Tom’s professional credentials in mobile product development and global distribution brings an unparalleled benefit to KoolSpan.
“With his expertise in sales and product management for mobile device and network operators, Tom’s guidance will be extremely valuable and he’ll make a significant impact on our sales and marketing strategies as we transform the way organizations secure their mobile voice and message communications,” said Nigel Jones, CEO, KoolSpan. “Tom’s proven track record will be instrumental in managing the company’s growth today and in the future. We’re thrilled to have him join our senior management team.”
Earlier in his mobile network career, Mr. Bryant was part of the launch team at Ireland’s mobile network Esat Digifone and then continued his management duties as the company expanded its services into the Caribbean, Latin American and the South Pacific. Over the course of his 12 years at Digicel, he held various executive roles, most notably Senior Vice President-Global Distribution.
Additionally, Tom served as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer for Brightstar-Russia, leading their operations in Moscow for more than three years. He also worked closely with the leading Korean and Chinese handset manufacturers in their design, production and portfolio development.
Mr. Bryant was the co-inventor of the world’s first solar powered mobile phone designed for users in emerging markets around the world. That product’s launch resulted in his being awarded the “Innovation of The Year” by a leading European telecom’s magazine.
Mr. Bryant holds various Board roles for international organizations and charities, including at Haven-Haiti where he serves as Chairman. He is also on the advisory board of The National Concert Hall of Ireland and The Daytop School-New Jersey, USA.
KoolSpan is the leading provider of robust, cross-platform, end-to-end communication security on mobile devices and desktop phones. KoolSpan offers both software and hardware solutions and supports iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry. KoolSpan’s security and privacy solutions address the growing threat of loss or theft of intellectual property, vital information and proprietary assets. Customers include government organizations and enterprises in over 60 countries worldwide. KoolSpan is FIPS 140-2 certified and has 21 issued patents with dozens more pending.