SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LiveVox Holdings, Inc. (“LiveVox” or the “Company”), a leading cloud-based provider of customer service and digital engagement tools, has announced the hire of Dan DeLozier as Area Vice President of Channel and Alliances. LiveVox will draw on DeLozier’s 16 years of experience building and managing successful channel programs to bolster its sales and marketing efforts and capitalize on digital transformation opportunities across the massive contact center software market.
Prior to joining LiveVox, DeLozier served as Regional Vice President of Channel Sales for Everbridge – a global critical event management SaaS company. At Everbridge, DeLozier played a critical role in spearheading the company's expansion into the Global Channel Marketplace, including Australia and the U.K., while also overseeing cross-functional teams to create and accelerate market penetration. He has held senior positions at CenturyLink, Servion Global Solutions, and Avaya – successfully building and managing global channel and sales efforts. DeLozier is also a proud U.S. Navy Veteran, having served as a search and rescue diver on the USS Enterprise (CVN-69).
“LiveVox’s omnichannel approach, out-of-the-box solution, and AI capabilities for the contact center are truly a game changer – it’s the most comprehensive, competitive solution in the market,” said DeLozier. “I’m looking forward to working with the team to advance our channel distribution strategy, build our ecosystem of partners - and ultimately, drive critical business transformation and innovation across the industry.”
LiveVox’s technology and blended omnichannel approach to digital engagement and customer service allows the Company to secure deals over its competitors. LiveVox’s platform features unified data capabilities – bolstered by the recently announced version 15 – that allow customer data to be more easily accessed across different channels and the newly announced, AI-enabled LiveVox Bot. Combine that with the built-in CRM and pre-integrated WFO capabilities and LiveVox is able to provide an improved agent and customer experience, easier configuration, and reduced total cost of ownership.
“Our technology provides a cloud-based engagement platform that significantly simplifies the integration of customer data, allowing contact center managers to implement new campaigns from a single platform and easily understand and tune performance accordingly,” said Erik Fowler, EVP of Worldwide Sales at LiveVox. “We are excited to have Dan join to help lead our channel strategy. He is the first of many hires we plan to bring on as we aggressively grow our channel business. Dan’s proven track record, sales leadership, and passion for our technology will be a great asset for LiveVox as we expand our partnerships and strategic alliances to meet the growing demand for our solutions.”
To learn more about LiveVox’s channel program, click here.
LiveVox, a portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital, is a leading cloud-based contact center platform. By seamlessly integrating omnichannel communications, customer relationship management (CRM), and workforce optimization (WFO), LiveVox delivers exceptional agent and customer experiences, while helping to reduce compliance risk. LiveVox’s reliable, easy-to-use technology enables effective engagement strategies on channels of choice to help drive contact center performance. Founded in 2000, LiveVox is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Atlanta, Denver, St. Louis, Colombia, and Bangalore.
On January 14, 2021, LiveVox announced plans to merge with Crescent Acquisition Corp (“Crescent”) to become a publicly traded company (the “Business Combination”). Consummation of the Business Combination is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by Crescent’s stockholders.
About Crescent Acquisition Corp
Crescent is a special purpose acquisition company formed by Crescent Capital, Robert D. Beyer and Todd M. Purdy for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses or assets.
About Golden Gate Capital
Golden Gate Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm with over $17 billion of committed capital. The principals of Golden Gate Capital have a long and successful history of investing across a wide range of industries and transaction types, including going-privates, corporate divestitures, and recapitalizations, as well as debt and public equity investments. Notable software and services investments sponsored by Golden Gate Capital include Infor, BMC, Neustar, Ensemble Health Partners, Vector Solutions, and 20-20 Technologies.
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This communication may be deemed solicitation material in respect of the proposed Business Combination between Crescent and LiveVox. The Business Combination will be submitted to the stockholders of Crescent and LiveVox for their approval. In connection with such stockholder vote, Crescent filed with the SEC a proxy statement on Schedule 14A and mailed a definitive proxy statement to its stockholders in connection with Crescent’s solicitation of proxies for the special meeting of the stockholders of Crescent to be held to approve the Business Combination. This communication does not contain all the information that should be considered concerning the proposed Business Combination and the other matters to be voted upon at the special meeting and is not intended to provide the basis for any investment decision or any other decision in respect of such matters. Crescent’s stockholders and other interested parties are urged to read the proxy statement, the amendments thereto, the definitive proxy statement and any other relevant documents that are filed or furnished or will be filed or will be furnished with the SEC carefully and in their entirety in connection with Crescent’s solicitation of proxies for the special meeting to be held to approve the Business Combination and other related matters, as these materials contain important information about LiveVox and Crescent and the proposed Business Combination. The definitive proxy statement is being mailed to the stockholders of Crescent as of the record date established for voting on the proposed Business Combination and the other matters to be voted upon at the special meeting. Such stockholders may also obtain copies of the proxy statement, without charge, at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov, at Crescent’s website at http://www.crescentspac.com or by directing a request to Crescent Acquisition Corp, 11100 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 2000, Los Angeles, CA 90025.
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