RALEIGH – Bandwidth (Nasdaq: BAND) has its first chief operating officer.

The Raleigh-headquartered company announced today that Anthony Bartolo will be joining the company in what it said in a statement was a “newly created position”

Bartolo has prior experience in cloud communications and software-as-a-service technology companies such as Avaya, Tata Communications and Nortel, and has served on the board of directors of NetFoundry and Teeleena, according to Bartolo’s LinkedIn profile.

“Anthony is a unique combination of disciplined operator and cross-functional team leader who has led billion-dollar P&Ls around the world. He has a strong track record of successfully building new revenue streams, transforming product portfolios and driving global customer acquisition at world-class companies in our space,” said David Morken, Bandwidth’s Chief Executive Officer in a statement.  “In this new position, Anthony will drive our day-to-day mission to win new enterprise customers and become the best global communications platform-as-a-service for app developers.”

Bartolo’s early career experience includes the chief executive role at Skyrider, a social and peer-to-peer networking start-up, and vice president and general manager of the wireless and RFID divisions at Symbol Technologies (which would be acquired by Motorola).

“Bandwidth is exceptionally well-positioned to win as the enterprise platform of choice in the digital communications transformation,” said Bartolo. “I’m very excited to join this team and help drive the next stage of global growth.”

Bandwidth recently appointed chief people officer Rebecca Bottorff to its board of directors.

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Bandwidth names chief people officer Rebecca Bottorff to its board