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Carrier Veteran Joins Whaleback Board

Whaleback Systems has announced that service provider veteran Joseph Dively has been named to its board of directors. Dively, who has nearly 20 years of experience in the carrier space, brings to the board a new level of service provider expertise to help guide Whaleback into 2010 and beyond, the company said.

“As Whaleback Systems continues to examine new opportunities in the carrier and service provider space, Mr. Dively’s nearly two decades in the industry will be an invaluable asset,” said Whaleback CEO Karil Reibold. “Mr. Dively has had great success with Consolidated Communications and his solid understanding of the market and services technologies will help Whaleback maintain its steady course of innovation and success.”

Dively is senior vice president for Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. (CNSL), a family of companies that provides advanced communications services to both residential and business customers in Illinois, Texas and Pennsylvania and offers various services over its IP network including local and long distance telephone, digital phone, high-speed Internet and digital TV. In his current role, Dively is responsible for LEC and CLEC operations, including customer service, marketing, sales, business systems and directory operations.

Prior to joining Consolidated in 1991, Dively worked with Caterpillar and IBM in a variety of sales and marketing roles. At Consolidated, Dively has served as vice president of Consolidated Market Response, a full-service telemarketing and fulfillment company, and as vice president of sales and marketing. He has also served on the US Telecom Association’s Board of Directors.

“Whaleback has established itself as a strong player in the VoIP market with its unique managed business voice service,” said Dively. “I’m excited to join Whaleback’s Board of Directors to help guide the company’s growth. Whaleback has assembled a management team and a Board that can lock onto and capitalize on market trends, one of which will be the growing importance of carriers and service providers in the VoIP managed services space.


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