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Nuance Communications  (Stock symbol: NUAN ) Acquired by Scansoft (2005 $ 221,000,000 )

1 Wayside Road
Burlington, MA 01803
Website Company Summary Management Team

Management: Steve Tran (VP Strategy & Business Development);  John Dionne (Sr. Manager Solutions Performance);  Harnish Patel (Managing Director) Brian Redpath (Public Sector Director) Gary Clayton (Chief Creative Officer) Doug Sharp (VP Engineering);  Don Hunt (SVP Sales) Peter Micciche (SVP Sales) John Mahlmeister (VP Sales);  Todd Woodstra (VP Channels & Strategic Partner Alliances) Emily Charnes (Regional Director, Enterprise Sales) Marcy Kawadler (Global Alliance Manager) Donna Allen Taylor (VP HR);  Doug Neilsson (Legal Counsel)

Board: Todd Chaffee (Institutional Venture Partners);  Sandra Bergeron (McAfee Executive VP) Robert J Frankenberg (Kinzan Acting CEO);  Douglas Schrier (Rembrandt Venture Partners General Partner) Robert J Finocchio (Santa Clara University Chairman of the Board of Trustees) Philip J Quigley (Pacific Telesis Former President/CEO);  Curtis Carlson (SRI International CEO);  Vinton Cerf (MCI Worldcom);  Yogen Dalal (Mayfield Fund) Irwin Federman (U.S. Venture Partners);  Alan Herzig (SRI International);  Gary Morgenthaler (Morgenthaler Ventures) David C Nagel (PalmSource CEO)
Business Description

Nuance is changing the way companies communicate with their customers over the phone. Delivering voice-enabled information services, customer relationship management, communications, and sales force automation applications, Nuance simplifies the implementation of speech solutions for markets as diverse as banking/financial services and utilities. We commercialized the industry's first speech recognition engine and deployed the industry's first large-scale system working with Charles Schwab & Company. We delivered the world's first software platform optimized for speech solutions and our applications help companies gain rapid return from their speech investments. Our voiceprinting technology is now used around the world for security. Our text-to-speech software sets the standard for vocal quality. .
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Record updated: Jan 2008
Ownership: Acquired by Scansoft (2005 $ 221,000,000 )
Stock Symbol: NUAN