Chairman of the Board
Michael Tessler is the co-founder and former CEO of BroadSoft, a first mover in the foundation of a new industry, migrating enterprise communications to the cloud.
As CEO, Tessler helped to transform BroadSoft from start-up to a clear market leader, spearheading the adoption of new technology solutions with 2,000 employees servicing customers in more than 80 countries. Additionally, Tessler led BroadSoft’s navigation of significant business transitions including the company’s 2010 Initial Public Offering on Nasdaq and its eventual sale to Cisco for $1.9 billion in 2018, where he subsequently led the integration of BroadSoft into Cisco’s Collaboration business unit. Prior to co-founding BroadSoft, Tessler held numerous senior engineering, sales, and management roles at Celcore and Nortel.