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Colbert exits UCFX

Brent Colbert is stepping down from UCFX, the company he founded just 18 months ago and which last week won Microsoft Partner Award for Unified Communications.

Colbert was the marketing and channel director for UCFX, a specialist in Microsoft unifed communications consulting, architecture, implementation and support.

The company launched last year admit high secrecy, with Colbert and Deane Jessep only revealing details about the company after several months of speculation.

A change in Colbert’s LinkedIn profile overnight reveals only that he is ‘excited to be exploring new opportunities’.

Colbert has confirmed to ChannelLife that he is leaving UCFX.

“While I have a strong interest in Lync, there are a couple of other workloads that I think are underserved in the market presently, so that will be my focus in the short term,” he teased.

“Having spent the last 18 months work on the start-up UCFX, it will be good to have some time off, watching the Masters on TV next week and reaffirming my love for the game of golf, which I’ve neglected the last couple of years.”

Colbert says it has been ‘a fascinating journey’ with UCFX experiencing the reality of what it is like to run an IT business, after spending eight years with Microsoft, including stints as the director of Microsoft’s partner group, and as director, partner strategy.

Just a few weeks ago Colbert told ChannelLife UCFX is ‘right now looking at our next phase of growth and how we build out on the success we’ve had over the last year’.

He went on to say that outside of the pure Lync projects, he was ‘really excited’ about the product innovation UCFX was bringing to market around Contact Centre for Lync and Lync Room System for Video Conferencing, as well as the Find Me application to support activity based workstyle.