BellSouth has named Glen Estell president of BellSouth Interconnection Services
(www.interconnection.bellsouth.com), the company’s wholesale telecommunications business responsible for more than $4 billion in annual revenue.
Estell comes to BellSouth Interconnection Services from BellSouth’s wireless operations where he most recently was vice president and general manager for BellSouth Mobility in Georgia. Before joining BellSouth, he held several leadership positions in sales, marketing and operations with IBM.
(www.att.com) has appointed Mohan Gyani to succeed Daniel R. Hesse as president and CEO of its Wireless Services unit.
Gyani, a telecom and wireless industry veteran and former CFO of AirTouch Communications Inc.
(www.airtouch.com), recently joined AT&T as chief financial officer of its newly formed Wireless Services Group.
In his new role, Gyani, 48, will lead the company’s domestic voice and data mobility businesses, focusing on completing the expansion of AT&T’s footprint across the United States and accelerating growth, particularly in the wireless data business.
Gyani was executive vice president and chief financial officer of AirTouch Communications from 1995 to 1999. He also played a key role in the $120 billion merger of AirTouch and Vodafone AirTouch plc
(www.vodafone.com) and the subsequent $70 billion joint venture with Bell Atlantic Corp.
Prior to the merger, Gyani played a major operational and strategic role in the company’s growth from an IPO to a $70 billion global company in five years.
CO Space Services LLC
(www.cospaceservices.com), a nationwide provider of carrier-neutral collocation space and related operations services to the communications industry, has appointed William A. Jandovitz CEO. He also will sit on the company’s board of directors.
Jandovitz has 30 years of telecommunications industry expertise in sales, marketing and operations.
Before joining CO Space, Jandovitz served as vice president at Fidelity Investments
(www.fidelity.com), where he evaluated telecommunication and technology investment opportunities for Fidelity’s portfolio.
Jack Kemp Appointed to Global TeleExchange’s Board
Former Republican Vice Presidential candidate Jack Kemp has accepted a position on the The Global TeleExchange
(www.TheGTX.com) board of directors.
Kemp joins John Cusick, formerly with AT&T Corp.
(www.att.com) and NYNEX Corp, and Carol Anderson is a Washington-based venture capitalist, on The GTX’s board.
GXT is a full-service business-to-business portal and real-time applications exchange.
Kemp’s political career includes serving 18 years as a congressman before former President George Bush appointed him to be Secretary of Housing & Urban Development from 1989 to 1993.
In 1996, former Sen. Robert Dole asked Kemp to run with him in the race against President Clinton.
Kemp also is co-director of Empower America
(www.empower.org), a public policy and advocacy organization that he co-founded in 1993. He serves on the boards of directors for a variety of organizations including Oracle Corp.
(www.oracle.com), a software and information management company, and Proxicom Inc.
(www.proxicom.com), a provider of Internet solutions.
Kemp is on advisory boards for Thayer Capital Partners
(www.thayercapital.com), a private equity firm, and Thomas Weisel Partners
(www.tweisel.com), a San Francisco-based merchant bank focused on Internet and Internet infrastructure companies.
“It is exciting to join a company with a clear vision for expanding the principles of free market economy through a business-to-business e-commerce Global Exchange,” Kemp said in a press statement. “We have only just begun to see the revolution that is affecting the telecommunications industry. The fostering of strategic relationships between key technology partners will be an essential component to successful participation in this competitive market.