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Nextiva Names Chethan Visweswar Global Vice President of Product Engineering

August 23, 2019

Innovative Silicon Valley tech leader to lead growing worldwide engineering team

Scottsdale, Arizona – August 20, 2019 – Nextiva (, a leading business communications company, announced today that Chethan Visweswar has joined the company’s leadership team as global vice president of product engineering. In his new role, he will lead Nextiva’s global product engineering organization and report directly to Chief Technology Officer Phil Steitz.

Visweswar brings nearly 30 years of experience in the technology space to his new role at Nextiva, having most recently served as CTO for online dating app Zoosk, and prior to that, CTO of retail reward giant, Shopkick. His background also includes SaaS-focused management positions in engineering at Hewlett Packard, Merced Systems, and travel booking software company Deem.

“Nextiva is a phenomenal company,” said Visweswar. “What attracted me to Nextiva was Tomas’s vision and the company’s commitment to building elegant solutions that customers love. The technology team has a big part to play in delivering the full potential of the Nextiva vision. I am very excited to join Phil Steitz, my mentor and coach, and lead a talented global organization in building the next generation of UCaaS solutions.”

Nextiva is one of the fastest-growing cloud communications companies in the United States; its rapidly-growing engineering team regularly releases industry-leading innovations. Steitz expressed excitement at Visweswar’s appointment, saying, “Chethan brings a wealth of experience developing cutting edge B2B SaaS software and a results-oriented leadership style. We are thrilled to have him join the team powering NextOS.”

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