Speck named president of Bold Technologies

R&D, new technology partnerships on Speck’s to-do list; company to launch two versions of PBX enterprise product at ISC West
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Monday, March 31, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Bold Technologies, a provider of central station automation software, has promoted Chuck Speck, formerly the VP of the company, to be its new president.

“I think early on we’re going to continue to foray into new technology partnerships and to really strengthen our offerings to customers,” he said. “We’re a very active developing company and we’re going to continue in that role.”

When Speck joined Bold Technologies as a project manager in 2003, his job involved helping about five central station customers migrate over from Bold’s legacy platform to the Manitou software system, which at the time was new.

Since then, the Manitou platform has become Bold’s flagship product, and Speck has held a variety of positions at the company, serving in business development and project management roles prior to his stint as vice president.

Prior to Speck’s promotion, Rod Coles wore a dual hat at the company, serving as Bold’s CEO and president. With Speck installed as president, Coles will “focus on advancing [Bold’s] technology and creating a strategic vision for the company—something he’s really proven to do quite well,” Speck explained.

As president, Speck’s focus will “take on daily leadership and the challenges of running the company,” he said. “My focus will be on customer experience, employee growth, financials and of course expanding our customer territory.”

That will mean growing Bold’s support and maintenance departments, Speck noted.

Bold intends to showcase its development-focused approach at ISC West, where the company will roll out its private branch exchange (PBX) enterprise product, a telephone switching system that will “marry the Bold automation software to the PBX system,” Speck said. The company, he added, plans to tailor its product especially to the Tadiran and Avaya systems, which Speck views as two of the leading phone switches.

The company also plans to launch a generic version of the enterprise product, allowing companies who don’t use those phone switches to leverage similar capabilities and have “the service aspect outside their building to be at the highest level,” Speck said.