Cohere Communications LLC Taps Telecom Icon, Michael P. Sauer, as President and Chief Operating Officer

NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2015 /CNW/ -- Cohere Communications, a New York-based provider of Cloud-based and managed services, including Next Generation Telephony, is pleased to announce that Michael P. Sauer has joined the company as President and Chief Operating Officer. He will be responsible for the overall coordination of business activities as well as the day-to-day operations.

With more than 35 years in the telecom sector, Mr. Sauer is a recognized industry icon. Most recently, as President of the Americas and Global Voice Services at Reliance GlobalCom, Mr. Sauer built their enterprise infrastructure and reshaped their entire organization, making it one of the company's most productive operating units. Prior to that, as Executive VP for MCI/Worldcom, he managed global carrier services and oversaw billions of dollars in annualized revenues. Mr. Sauer followed the development of MCI, from his early days at ITT then IDB, which eventually formed into MCI/WorldCom/Verizon.

In December 2014—following Cohere's acquisition of Another 9—Mr. Sauer was elected to Cohere's Board of Directors and immediately took an active role in evaluating the company's various assets, including technology, customers, and internal talent. "This acquisition provides us with an incredible opportunity," stated Mr. Sauer. "We can now offer broader support by leveraging an enhanced team of engineers, a remote site, disaster recovery real estate, and a highly secure data-center operation. It's the perfect structural complement to Cohere's robust technology and telecom offerings—specifically our Cloud-based technologies and private IP network. Integrating these capabilities enables us to seamlessly manage all aspects of our customers' technology assets."

When asked about Mr. Sauer's role, Steven Francesco, Cohere Communications CEO, said, "Mike is the ideal choice to oversee the expansion of our services. He is visionary in his thinking but tactical in his approach. It's a combination of attributes that we look for in our leadership because those are the people who are able to conceptualize revolutionary changes as well as deliver them.

ABOUT COHERE COMMUNICATIONS:
Formed in 2004, Cohere Communications LLC is a single-source communications and technology-solutions provider. The company is headquartered in New York City, has an active presence throughout Canada (via its Toronto office), and maintains facilities in strategically located data centers throughout North America.

For more information about Cohere, visit coherecomm.com or call 212-404-6900.
For time-sensitive inquiries, contact Kranti Billa at kbilla@coherecomm.com or 212-404-6902.

For specific questions about this press release, please contact Cohere Communications' marketing agency, Cardwell Beach, at info@cardwellbeach.com

For more information contact:
Kranti Billa / 212-404-6902
Via email: kbilla@coherecomm.com

SOURCE Cohere Communications LLC

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