GMS appoints Matthew Tonkin as Chief Commercial Officer

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Global Message Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Tonkin as its Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), effective January 18, 2021. He will replace outgoing CCO Mark Heaven.

In his new role, Matthew will be responsible for creating new sales opportunities for international messaging. He will develop revenue growth strategies, manage new customer and partner acquisition, and develop beneficial cooperation with existing partners. He will also manage the day-to-day sales operations at GMS.

“Matthew has an outstanding experience in the industry and will surely add a significant value to our company, he is the right team member for GMS as we continue our high growth and global expansion. We are delighted to announce his appointment which reinforces our team and helps deliver strategic value to our customers and shareholders.”

– GMS’ Chief Executive Officer, Charles Upchurch

Matthew is a seasoned professional in the messaging and telecoms industry with over 20 years of experience in sales management and sales success globally and across the APAC region. He spent 10 years at SAP as Sales Vice President for their messaging business, and pursued a similar role at Blackberry’s carrier messaging and voice division.

Matthew is a repeated driver of profitable revenue growth. He excels at building and owning market leadership, and led successful geographical and team expansions across APAC, through a combination of Direct Sales and a Partner & Alliances Sales network. He possesses extensive managerial and working knowledge across all APAC territories and countries, including China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia and Australia.

“I am delighted to be joining GMS’ team as CCO, and contributing to the company’s growth. I look forward to leveraging my extensive sales experience, and creating exciting new opportunities as we rapidly expand into new markets.”

– GMS’ Chief Commercial Officer, Matthew Tonkin

About Global Message Services

GMS is an international messaging service provider for mobile operators and enterprises worldwide. Pioneers in A2P, P2P and P2A messaging and monetization and leaders in the CIS market since 2006, GMS has expanded globally with a current reach of 900 mobile operators, more than 240 of them directly connected, all over the world.

Headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, GMS also maintains 5 regional offices worldwide.

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