London, UK, 8th August 2023 – XConnect, a Somos Company, the provider of world-class numbering intelligence solutions, has appointed Kristina Ristovska as Head of Product to serve the evolving needs of voice, messaging, and identity & verification (ID&V) markets. Kristina will drive XConnect’s product strategy to solve routing, rating, and validation challenges for its global customer base.

Kristina boasts over 10 years of telecoms product management experience, holding previous positions at Twilio, Infobip and CM. She will provide XConnect with valuable knowledge for productising its datasets and enabling customers to maximize the efficiency of traffic delivery.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kristina to the team as we continue to strengthen the support to our expanding base of global customers. As robocalling and artificial traffic inflation continue to drive fraud-based losses, Kristina will help us on our mission to enable trust in telecoms,” said Eli Katz, Founder and CEO at XConnect. “Kristina’s extensive product strategy expertise and experience will enable us to provide the latest and most innovative solutions to solve the biggest telecom challenges with greater efficiency.”

As Head of Product, Kristina will support XConnect’s growth by defining its product strategy and developing new solutions for customers. She will oversee XConnect’s existing product portfolio as well as explore gaps for new products to be introduced.

“Since the start of my career, I’ve seen big changes in the telecom space and witnessed many emerging challenges first-hand. The voice, messaging, and ID&V industries are becoming increasingly complex, and the need for intelligent data solutions continues to grow,” said Kristina Ristovska, Head of Product at XConnect. “I look forward to working as part of XConnect’s dedicated team to achieve the best possible communications outcomes for every customer.”

This year has already seen XConnect expand its numbering intelligence service and support on a local and global scale. Its latest hire will support this expansion as it continues to invest in solutions and service support that will benefit the entire telco ecosystem.

About XConnect

XConnect, a wholly owned subsidiary of Somos Inc, consolidates, maintains and delivers trusted telephone number intelligence to world leading telecommunication service providers.

It processes information from hundreds of different global datasets and ensures that customers solve routing, validation, and fraud challenges in real time.

XConnect’s Number Information Services are used for voice and messaging routing, fraud protection and to identify and validate insights. They also support the deployment and evolution of next-generation communications, such as VoLTE and RCS.

Its service is accessed through its global distributed hybrid cloud platform using simple, secure, scalable real-time protocols and APIs.