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Telarus Inc. said on Tuesday it has hired David Bashford to serve as COO and in-house counsel, and lead the company's support team.
Bashford comes to the Utah-based master agency from the Leavitt Group, a large insurance brokerage, where he worked as president and managing principal. Prior to joining the Leavitt Group in 2012, Bashford was COO and general counsel for Van Gilder, a commercial insurance and employee benefits broker in the Rocky Mountain region.
"David will bring a whole new level of professionalism, experience, and talent to Telarus and the broader telecom channel at large," said Adam Edwards, president of Telarus. "Under his leadership our partners and employees will have access to a true professional who cares about his team and about the overall Telarus partner experience."