Fritz Hobbs to Lead Ribbon as President and CEO

Fritz Hobbs to Lead Ribbon as President and CEO Image Credit: Ribbon Communications

Ribbon Communications, a provider of cloud communications, has named Franklin W. Hobbs as president and CEO, taking over from Ray Dolan who tendered his resignation. 

Hobbs has been a director at Ribbon since it was formed from the merger of Sonus Networks and GENBAND finalized a month back.

Hobbs has served in leadership roles at many public and private companies over his four decade career. He is a former CEO at Houlihan, Lokey, Howard, and Zukin and was previously Chairman of UBS AG's Warburg Dillon Read unit. Prior to that, he was President and CEO of Dillon, Read & Co. 

Hobbs earned his bachelor's degree from Harvard College and master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.

Franklin W. Hobbs, President and CEO, Ribbon Communications
Ribbon is at the forefront of real-time communications, dedicated to serving our customers as an innovative and secure global real-time communications organization. Following the successful merger, and as we accelerate the synergies which are resulting from bringing together the talents of the teams, Ribbon is well-positioned to execute and capitalize on our many opportunities.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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