Mark Pugerude Joins iconectiv as Executive Vice President

Mark Pugerude Joins iconectiv as Executive Vice President

A quarter century of experience in M&A, partnerships and technology makes Pugerude the ideal choice for leading iconectiv's growth strategy


PISCATAWAY, New Jersey, July 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — iconectiv announced that Mark Pugerude has joined the company as executive vice president, corporate business development and strategy. An expert in mergers, acquisitions and partnerships, Pugerude will help lead iconectiv’s growth strategy to meet market demand for the universal and secure exchange of information.

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Pugerude has more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, corporate development and corporate finance, most recently at GENBAND, where his roles included president of global sales, executive vice president of business development, chief marketing officer and chief strategy officer. At GENBAND, Pugerude oversaw six corporate merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions, two divestitures and two original equipment manufacturer (OEM) deals. He also had a critical role working with private equity investors, investment bankers, credit bureaus and analysts. 

Before GENBAND, Pugerude held senior executive, management and sales positions at NextPoint Networks, Broadwing Communications, PingTone Communications, Nokia Networks and Motorola. He also has served on the board of directors of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions and the Telecommunications Industry Association.

At iconectiv, Pugerude’s primary role will be developing the company’s go-to-market and partnership strategies. He will also be responsible for identifying and pursuing M&A opportunities so that new technologies and markets can be unleashed.

“Mark’s long, successful history of leading mergers, acquisitions and partnerships in the communications space makes him exactly the right person to expand iconectiv’s product portfolio and global market share,” said Richard Jacowleff, Chief Executive Officer, iconectiv. “More than 1,000 organizations and 1 billion people already rely on iconectiv every day, and with Mark’s leadership, we’re ideally positioned to propel that market share and mind share even farther.”

“iconectiv’s best-in-class solutions make it the go-to choice for service providers, regulators, enterprises and other organizations that need simple, seamless and secure communications,” Pugerude said. “With our technology expertise and strong customer relationships, iconectiv provides an attractive opportunity for innovative companies seeking to partner with a well-established industry leader. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to lead this initiative.”

About iconectiv

iconectiv’s interconnection, data infrastructure, and messaging solutions help more than one billion people communicate daily, and are used by thousands of service providers, regulators, enterprises, and content providers. The company has more than 30 years of telecommunications innovation and policy experience which has been used to develop a range of solutions. iconectiv’s core product areas are common short codes, routing, portability, Common Language® Information Services, and Mobile Messaging. Make the connection.

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Mark Pugerude Joins iconectiv as Executive Vice President