Rich Geruson joined Phoenix in February 2011 as President and Chief Executive Officer. He also serves on the Board of Directors. Before joining Phoenix, Mr. Geruson was the Chief Executive Officer of VoiceSignal Technologies. During his tenure at VoiceSignal, Mr. Geruson built the company into the world leader in voice recognition software for mobile phones, increasing shareholder value over tenfold and culminating in the sale of the company for twelve times its revenue. Prior to VoiceSignal, Mr. Geruson was Senior Vice President at Nokia Americas’ mobile phone business where he helped grow the business almost tenfold, tripling its market share and giving Nokia the number one share position in the United States and, for the first time in its history, the number one share position in the world. Previous to Nokia, Mr. Geruson was Vice President and General Manager of IBM’s Networking Distribution Business in North America and also served as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for Networking Hardware. As one of the youngest Vice Presidents in the company's history, Mr. Geruson accelerated growth and helped transform IBM’s distribution model by launching indirect sales channels for the networking business worldwide. Prior to IBM, Mr. Geruson was Vice President at Toshiba Americas’ mobile computing business. At Toshiba, Mr. Geruson helped generate rapid growth, doubled market share, and propelled Toshiba from fifth place to the number one share position. Mr. Geruson has also held executive positions at other firms including McKinsey & Company, where he developed and helped execute strategy for several Fortune 500 companies.
Brian Stein joined Phoenix in October 2011 as CFO. Prior to joining Phoenix, Mr. Stein served as the CFO of SVTC Technology, a semiconductor technology services company. Prior to SVTC, Mr. Stein served as the Chief Accounting Officer of Mercury Interactive, a leading IT management software and services company. Prior to Mercury Interactive, Mr. Stein spent 19 years with Applied Materials where he held various executive accounting and finance positions, most recently as Vice President, Finance Policies and Administration. Earlier in his career, Mr. Stein worked at Ernst & Young. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Stein is also a C.P.A.
Steve Chan joined Phoenix in March 2011 as Chief Technology Officer. Steve is a seasoned technology manager in the software and semiconductor industries. He has held several significant positions in his career including, most recently, the Senior Vice President of Technology Development at FutureDial, Inc., where his team was the first to successfully replace/reflash, over the air, the entire Android operating system with communication stacks for ARM processors in cell phones using carrier CDMA/GSM networks as well as WiFi. This system is currently deployed worldwide by HTC and other major OEMs/ODMs as well as tier-one carriers.
Mr. Everett joined Phoenix in January of 2011 as the Senior VP of Field Operations. Mr. Everett is an experienced and proven executive with an excellent track record of leading high-tech companies, including Phoenix. He previously guided Phoenix field operations during periods of high growth in sales and market share.