Jeremy Keefe – CEO, Nuvias UC
Jeremy Keefe is the new CEO of Nuvias UC. Appointed in October 2020, he will lead the business and work closely with Steve, Rob and the whole team as we begin our next strategic growth cycle.
An experienced IT sales leader, Keefe has an excellent track record in successfully transforming businesses’ go-to-market strategies in technology areas including managed services, voice/data networks and enterprise servers. Over the last 18 tears, he has built, managed and developed sales teams at companies including Westcon, Computacenter, Avaya, Citrix, and, most recently Polycom (now Poly) where he held the position of Vice President of Northern Europe.
Steve Harris – Chairman, Nuvias UC
Steve has over 25 years’ experience in the Communications industry and is a co-founder of SIPHON Networks Ltd, now Nuvias UC, focusing on the overall strategy, growth and direction of the company.
Prior to setting up SIPHON, Steve held various Regional VP EMEA roles at VC funded technology companies such as NexTone (acquired by Genband) and Covergence (acquired by Acme Packet). Steve’s experience also comprises of spending over 8 years at Nortel and being a founding staff member at Huawei UK.
Rob Smith – COO, Nuvias UC
Rob was co-founder of SIPHON Networks Ltd, now Nuvias UC, and is COO having held the position of Technical Director for over 10 years. Rob manages all technology, operational and customer service functions within the UC practice, working closely with key customer and vendor partners across EMEA.
Rob has over 25 years’ experience in the Telecommunications industry, and prior to setting up SIPHON Networks held various senior technical roles at Covergence (acquired by Acme Packet) and NexTone (acquired by Genband). Prior to that Rob worked in various technology companies including Ubiquity Software, Newbridge Networks and West End Networks.
Jason Lawrence – COO
Jason comes with over 20 years’ experience in managing Operational teams, including customer service, support, development, project management and service management teams.
Most recently this was for a Networking & Security Reseller, DXC, where Jason headed up Operations for Data Integration. Prior to this, Jason spent several years working for Logicalis and going back further, Jason spent 15 years at a vendor operating in the UC space, providing ACD, Operator Console and Call Recording software to medium to large enterprise.
Cath Wright – Finance Director
Cath has played a crucial part in the business since she joined in 2015 and has a varied role which spans across managing the entire finance function and HR. Cath’s responsibilities encompass the overall financial management, resourcing and talent management for the UC practice across UK & Europe.
Cath has been a strong finance professional since 2002 and prior to joining Nuvias UC, Cath worked as a Management Accountant for a Food & Beverage Manufacturer.
Ian Hill – Director of Innovation & Development
Ian focuses on innovation and emerging technologies to help drive the business and ensure it remains a thought leader by its customers and staff.
Prior to joining Nuvias UC, Ian spent three years as a Systems Engineer for Move Networks where he focused on their international VoIP, IPTV and Broadband network and also worked for telecommunications vendors such as Alcatel Telecom and NewHeights Software (now CounterPath Corporation). Ian has vast accreditations across all key vendor partner technologies and is one of the founding members of the Nuvias UC technical team.
Ed House – Commercial Director
Ed is the Commercial Director within the Nuvias Unified Communications practice and manages our vendor management, vendor operations and marketing teams across UK and Europe.
Ed has been with Nuvias UC since 2016 and has a very strong sales background within channel and solution selling. Prior to joining Nuvias UC, Ed managed the top performing sales teams for various products within distribution. He brings a wealth of experience across a range of collaborative solutions including video conferencing, telephony, managed services and audio-visual technologies.
Chris Clements – Sales Director UK&I, Service Provider
Since joining Nuvias UC in 2016, Chris has managed several roles within the organisation, and is now Sales Director of the ITSP division. He is testament to the businesses commitments to staff helping them realise their ambitions. His background as a business owner have helped him drive double digit year on year growth within the ITSP channel and his support of our customers has been instrumental in achieving our customer retention goals.
Chris Cooper – Sales Director UK&I
Chris is one of the UK Sales Directors within the Nuvias Unified Communications practice and is responsible for managing the key customers within our ITSP and Service Provider team.
Chris has been with Nuvias UC since 2014 and joined armed with experience from his time spent at several large Service Providers and HIPCOM (prior to its acquisition by Broadsoft) where he was responsible for channel sales.
Harpreet Grewal – Business Intelligence Director
Harpreet has been with Nuvias UC since it acquired VCOMM back in 2012 and has worked in multiple roles within the company since then. With a demonstrated experience within a UC distribution role, Harpreet has been responsible for sales enablement, commercial planning, supply chain and pricing and most recently warehouse operations.
Harpreet now is responsible for business intelligence within the UC practice which has been introduced to help deliver meaningful data, actionable insights and analytics to drive both business alignment and improve business efficiencies.