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Julie Runda – New Executive Hire

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Journey Announces New Marketing Leader

B2B Marketing Communications Executive, Julie Runda, Latest to Join Brett Shockley’s Stealth-Mode Startup Disrupting Identity, Security, & Privacy in the Contact Center

[DENVER, CO. JAN. 7th], Inc., a Denver based startup led by Brett Shockley (Avaya CTO/SVP, Cisco VP/GM, Founder: Spanlink, Calabrio), has continued to add to an already impressive leadership lineup that includes Michael Frendo (Juniper SVP/GM, Polycom EVP, Cisco VoIP employee #1), Mark Bakies (Symbolic, Cisco, Bell Labs), and Alex Shockley (AOR, Unreasonable, Founder: Shocking Creations) all while continuing to operate in stealth mode.

Journey has built the communications industry’s first zero-knowledge identity network, and the trusted communication product they’re bringing to market to improve security and reduce user friction throughout call connections, authentication, and PCI/GDPR-compliant sharing and verification of sensitive data has been met with overwhelming interest. Journey announces the addition of a new Vice President of Marketing Communications to bring the company to market in the coming months.

Julie Runda, formerly global leader of Partner Enablement at GE Digital and head of Services Marketing at Avaya, brings extensive marketing, communications, and partner enablement capabilities to Journey. Her career has centered around launching innovative solutions to the market and empowering channel partners to sell and deliver cutting-edge technical solutions in the B2B space.

“I am thrilled to have Julie join the Journey team,” said Brett Shockley, co-founder & CEO of Journey, “her background in marketing disruptive B2B technology solutions is a great fit for Journey’s trusted customer identity solutions.”

“Iron-clad identity protection and seamless authentication are imperatives for enterprises as they interact with their customers. Journey’s elegant solution for eliminating both fraud and friction – once a tradeoff – is a marketer’s dream.” said Julie, “I’m honored to have the opportunity to work with the incredible team at Journey to show the world that there’s a new way to solve for identity authentication that delights customers with its speed, simplicity, and privacy-preservation capabilities while significantly streamlining operations, regulatory compliance, and costs for the enterprise.”

About, Inc.
Journey reduces operating costs, eliminates fraud, and improves user experience in the contact center and beyond by fundamentally solving digital identity from the network up throughout the complete user-journey. More details will emerge on the patent-pending, and industry changing, zero-knowledge network when they emerge from stealth mode in spring 2020.

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