PISCATAWAY, N.J., Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- iconectiv, an authoritative partner of the global communications industry connecting more than two billion people every day, has appointed Scott A. Puopolo as Executive Vice President of the Information Solutions Business Unit. Puopolo will have operational responsibility for Product Management, Engineering and Sales, and will strategically guide the company's new market endeavors, including its rapidly expanding fraud and identity authentication business.
Prior to joining iconectiv, Puopolo served as vice president and global lead of the Service Provider Transformation Group at Cisco. In that position, he worked closely with service provider senior executives to identify new market opportunities, craft new business models and drive operational effectiveness. Prior to joining Cisco, Puopolo held several leadership positions including president of Smooth Engine/Falmouth Partners where he was responsible for defining and implementing the firm's strategy. He also worked at Accenture for nearly 15 years where he served as the lead partner for the firm's North American Telecommunications Strategy practice. "Scott joins us at a critical moment of tremendous growth and new business opportunities within the enterprise market," said Richard Jacowleff, president and CEO of iconectiv. "As a recognized worldwide leader in corporate strategy, globalization and service provider monetization, Scott's leadership and strategic abilities are pivotal assets at iconectiv as we deliver on our vision of a world where the ability to access and exchange information is simple, seamless and secure." As communication infrastructure across a multitude of industries continues to become increasingly complex, iconectiv has experienced a surge in demand for its solutions and services especially in the fraud and identity marketplace. As such, among Puopolo's first priorities will be introducing the company's portfolio into new vertical markets while simultaneously helping companies secure sensitive customer data, protect their reputations and safeguard their revenue streams.