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Michael Tessler

President and CEO


Michael Tessler brings over 20 years of business strategy and technology experience to his role as co-founder. As CEO and president of BroadSoft, Michael is focused on bringing advanced carrier-grade communications systems to service providers worldwide.

At Alcatel USA, as Vice President of Engineering in the Celcore organization, Michael was responsible for all product development activities for several product lines. A member of the senior staff, Michael participated in business strategy, helped manage the day-to-day, business activities, and led the business development activities in China.

Prior to Alcatel, Michael held numerous senior management roles at Nortel and founded and led a services development business unit that helped local exchange carriers build and deploy advanced services on their digital networks. Michael has two patents in the area of local switching, AIN, and advanced call management services and was a recent winner of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year.