Nextivity announced today that Stephen Kowal has joined its leadership team as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Stephen is a technology industry veteran who has held strategic roles in sales, channel, and global accounts for nearly 25 years. As CCO at Nextivity, Stephen will be responsible for the company’s customer and partner facing teams, specifically those focused on sales, business development, marketing, product management, customer service, and order management.
Most recently, Stephen was at CommScope where he held progressively senior leadership roles during his 22-year tenure with the company. As the company’s Senior Vice President of enterprise sales, he led a team of more than 1,000 enterprise sales professionals, driving over $2B in revenue across the company’s line of Wi-Fi, DAS, fiber, and copper solutions used in enterprise, telecommunications, cable television, and residential broadband networks. While in the role of Senior Vice President of CommScope’s global partner organization, Stephen was responsible for developing the company’s global partner strategy and leading the team of 100 channel professionals who recruited, developed, and supported a worldwide partner network of 5,000 distributors, integrators, and installation partners.
“Stephen brings to Nextivity a depth of commercial experience and global reach that matches the richness of our game-changing technology and the expertise of our engineering teams – both of which are the keystones to CEL-FI’s global success,” said Michiel Lotter, CEO of Nextivity. “He has also developed loyal relationships with partners and customers, each of which was built on a foundation of excellent service and innovative solutions. This aligns incredibly well with Nextivity’s ethos of solving our customers’ problems through our ground-breaking solutions.”
“This is a very exciting time to join the Nextivity team,” said Kowal. “We are at an inflection point with 5G and Industry 4.0, and I now have the tremendous opportunity to work with the industry leader behind the world’s most innovative and advanced cellular coverage technology during this major industry transition.”
“Nextivity relies on partners around the world to install its industry-leading CEL-FI solutions, which provide an exceptional price-to-performance ratio and can be deployed within short turnaround times,” said Kowal. “I look forward to engaging with my extensive network of global partners about this unbeatable combination, particularly as the company unveils its newest CEL-FI innovations over the coming years.”