ZULTYS Management

Zultys is led by a dynamic management team of veteran telecommunications professionals with decades of combined experience in the industry. Our approach to the market embraces all the best business practices acquired through our combined decades in the industry, ensuring products and services that are easy-to-deploy, easy-to-use and easy-to-buy. Our feature rich and award winning systems are the perfect telephony solutions for small and mid-size businesses.

Neil Lichtman
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Neil Lichtman is a senior executive who, over the past 25 years in the telecommunications industry, has led both private and publicly-held companies to success by building and directing aggressive sales organizations and enhancing distribution channels to grow both sales and profits. The companies under his leadership have achieved market success and higher than expected returns (as high as 800%) to shareholders. His experience includes start-ups, IPO’s and mergers/acquisitions. Prior to Zultys, Neil was the President of Vertical Communications SES business unit. Previous leadership positions include CEO of Comdial, Senior Vice President of Inter-Tel, and President of Claricom Holdings, a Bain Capital portfolio company, which was sold to Staples, Inc, where he was retained as the President of Staples Communications.

Vladimir Movshovich
Chief Technology Officer

Vladimir Movshovich is one of the original founders of Zultys and has 22+ years of experience managing engineering and software projects for high-tech companies. His experience includes senior positions at Zarak Systems, which was subsequently acquired by Spirent, as well as at Moscow Tomography Labs and Remote Sensing Institute. Mr. Movshovich graduated with honors from the Moscow Telecommunication University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Telecommunications Engineering.

Steve Francis
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

Steve has been a sales and marketing executive in the telecommunications industry for over 30 years. A seasoned professional, throughout his career he has consistently increased sales, expanded distribution channels and developed and enhanced channel partner programs while building solid relationships with the channel partners. He has held senior management positions with Vodavi, Executone, Comdial and Vertical Communications. Steve received his Bachelor of Science degree and MBA from Western Carolina University.

Michael Troflianin
VP, Manufacturing

With more than 20 years of experience in engineering and manufacturing, Michael Troflianin leads engineering support for Zultys manufacturing. Mr. Troflianin’s job is to maintain the smooth supply of Zultys products under strict cost and quality control, establishing manufacturing processes at contract manufacturing facilities overseas, improving test strategies and participating in new design introductions.

Prior of joining Zultys, Mr. Troflianin founded and co-founded two successful companies, which provided design services to Hitachi, KLA-Tencor, Applied Materials MRS and other customers. Before that, he held managerial and senior engineering positions at two high tech companies, Metawave Communications and Guzik Technical. His career started at the Research Institute of Television and Broadcasting, where he headed a research group that contributed to the development of the first professional digital video tape recorder.

Mr. Troflianin graduated with honors from the Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics with a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

Albert Umyarov
VP, Engineering

Albert Umyarov is a seasoned engineering expert with more than 20 years of telecommunications and IT systems and design experience. Mr. Umyarov is responsible for leading the design and delivery of Zultys IP PBX and Unified Communications products. Albert joined the Zultys team early in the company’s history and led the development of the MX25 and MX30 IP PBX products, as well as designing critical core software and features for the MX250 and other Zultys VoIP products. Prior to Zultys he led software design efforts at Spirent Communications and was a senior software engineer for SBS-AGRO Bank. Mr. Umyarov graduated with honors from Kazan State University (Russia) with a Master’s degree in Radiophysics and Electronics.