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Spok Appoints Former Cisco Executive Brett Shockley to Board of Directors; Royce Yudkoff Quoted

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Brett Shockley
Brett Shockley

Spok Holdings has appointed Brett Shockley to its Board of Directors and Nominating and Governance Committee, effective immediately, the company reported on Friday

“The Board welcomes Brett and looks forward to his contributions,” said Royce Yudkoff, chairman of the Spok Board. “As Spok pivots to cloud-based software solutions, Brett’s knowledge of the SaaS business model and his expertise in R&D and cloud-based software marketing will make a valuable contribution to our Board’s expertise.”

Shockley currently serves as chief executive officer (CEO) and chairman of Journey AI, Inc., a private software company that provides a trusted identity platform delivering security, privacy and frictionless customer experience solutions to the contact center industry. Shockley also currently serves as the lead independent director of eGain Corporation, a provider of subscription-based customer engagement software solutions.

Prior to Journey AI, Shockley served in senior executive roles with Avaya Holdings Corp. and Cisco Systems, Inc., where he led corporate strategy, business development and software innovation. With Avaya Holdings Shockley served as a senior vice president of Corporate Strategy and Corporate Development as well as chief technology officer. 

Prior to working at Avaya, Mr. Shockley served as CEO, president and a co‐founder of Spanlink Communications, Inc., a provider of contact center technologies and network infrastructure implementations. 

“I look forward to working with the Board and executive team at Spok to help bring to market Spok’s innovative communications solutions for the healthcare industry,” Shockley stated.

Shockley’s appointment marks the third addition to the Board this year. In March 2020, Spok appointed Christine Cournoyer to the Board to drive the company’s new, innovative, cloud-native and integrated communication platform, Spok Go. 

Cournoyer has led the transformation of N-of-One from a patient concierge business to a leading molecular decision-support company. She helped develop a HIPAA compliant platform running in the cloud that scaled to interpret hundreds of thousands of molecular diagnostics tests.

About Spok

Spok, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPOK), headquartered in Springfield, Virginia, is proud to be a global leader in healthcare communications. We deliver clinical information to care teams when and where it matters most to improve patient outcomes. 

Top hospitals rely on the Spok Care Connect® platform to enhance workflows for clinicians, support administrative compliance, and provide a better experience for patients. Our customers send over 100 million messages each month through their Spok® solutions. Spok is making care collaboration easier.