Sorenson Holdings, LLC, the parent company of Sorenson Communications® and CaptionCall®, announced its board of managers has appointed Scott Sorensen as acting chief executive officer (CEO) of both companies. Sorensen recently served as chief financial officer (CFO) of both companies and chief operating officer (COO) of Sorenson Communications. As CEO, Sorensen succeeds Pat Nola, who is leaving the company to pursue personal interests.
“There is no better person to lead the company at this time than Scott Sorensen,” said James V. Continenza, chairman of the board of managers of the company. “In Scott, we have a proven leader with deep operational and financial experience who can lead the company in this time of transition and growth. As chairman, I look forward to being actively engaged with Sorenson and CaptionCall and supporting Scott in his new role.”
“I am honored and excited to lead Sorenson and CaptionCall — two companies that have truly revolutionized communication services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Pat Nola has put together two phenomenal organizations with a workforce of creative, dedicated and talented people who make a difference daily in the lives of our customers. I am thrilled to build on the base that Pat prepared and work with the board and management team to take us to the next level,” said Sorensen.
Sorensen, 54, holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Utah (1986) and a master of business administration from Harvard Business School (1990). Sorensen has held the position of CFO of the company since August 2007. Previously, Sorensen was CFO of Headwaters, Inc., from October 2005 to August 2007. Prior to joining Headwaters, Sorensen was the vice president and CFO of Hillenbrand Industries, Inc., a manufacturer and provider of products and services for the health care and funeral services industries, from March 2001 until October 2005. Earlier in his career, Sorensen worked at McKinsey & Company, Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC and Huntsman International, LLC.
Sorenson Communications® (www.sorenson.com) is a provider of industry-leading communication products and services for the deaf. The company’s offerings include Sorenson Video Relay Service® (SVRS®), the highest-quality video interpreting service; the Sorenson ntouch® VP videophone, designed especially for use by deaf individuals; ntouch® PC, software that connects users to SVRS by using a PC and webcam; ntouch® for Mac®, software that connects users to SVRS by using an Apple® computer; ntouch® Tablet, which turns the Apple iPad® or Android™ tablet into a larger-screen mobile VP; and ntouch® Mobile, an application empowering SVRS communication via mobile devices.
CaptionCall® (www.captioncall.com) is another innovative solution from Sorenson Communications, the worldwide leader in telecommunication relay services. Sorenson has been offering technology and services for assistive communications since 1995. CaptionCall is a revolutionary phone for anyone with hearing loss. CaptionCall offers amplification and superb sound quality while displaying smooth-scrolling captions of what callers say on a large, easy-to-read screen. It enables people to use the phone again with confidence.