Tom Pesut

Tom Pesut has over 15 years of executive management experience in the networking, converged communications and enterprise software fields. He has led growth to over $1 billion and managed change and strategic transitions in various environments including start ups, emerging growth companies and larger corporations. His career also includes significant turn around and restructuring experience. Prior to joining Helix, Tom was executive vice president of field operations for KANA Software where he was responsible for KANA’s global sales force and the company’s worldwide customer support operation. Previously, he was senior vice president of field operations at MERANT, where he managed global sales and support operations for the company’s three enterprise software divisions and played a key role in the sale of the business. Tom was also vice president of sales for Equant a $1 billion network services provider. Earlier in his career he served as vice president of worldwide sales at PictureTel, where he led the global field organization and achieved $500 million in sales.  As vice president of Americas sales at Novell, he led an increase in revenue from $600 million to $1.1 billion while exiting the hardware business. He also served as general manager of Novell’s Canadian subsidiary where revenue grew from $4 million to $100 million during his tenure. Tom gained his early management experience at Xerox.