People on the Move

Features people taking new jobs or getting promoted in the industry.

 

Wailin on the Mississippi Saxophone: Michael J. Howard

Some people call it a blues harp. Some people call it a mouth organ. Some people call it a tin sandwich. Michael J. Howard, president of agency Advanced Business Communications Inc., calls it his passion. Michael J. Howard This self-taught harmonica player remembers the exact day he picked up the instrument July 4, 1980. At […]

Google CFO to Retire

Google Inc. said Tuesday Chief Financial Officer George Reyes is retiring. The 53-year-old will remain at the Internet giant to assist in the search for his replacement and to help ease the transition. Google said it expects a new CFO to be in place by the end of the year. Reyes, who has been with […]

Qwest Names Edward Mueller CEO

Qwest Communications International Inc. has chosen Edward Mueller as successor to CEO Dick Notebaert and, due to a dearth of internal candidates, the appointee does not come from the Bell company. The carriers board on Friday named Mueller, 60, CEO after examining internal and external candidates globally. Notebaert on June 8 said he would retire after five years […]

WTG Announces Personnel Changes

Haini Whittington, a member of World Telecom Groups partner support team, has been promoted to partner support supervisor. Whittington now is responsible for overseeing five partner support representatives (PSRs) and the flow of pricing requests that our agents enter into PartnerEdge, WTGs automated sales processing and tracking software. WTG has added three PSRs to its […]

Intelliverse: Job Cuts Part of Sales Reorg, Agent Program Intact

Intelliverse confirmed today it cut one-fourth of its 20-person sales team. The company said its vice president of channel sales and four other staff members were let go as part of a reorganization of the sales department, but the reductions including the entire three-person agent sales team do not mean the company is shutting down its […]

USCarrier Telecom Announces Executive Appointments

Adding to its senior executive team, USCarrier Telecom LLC promoted Joaquin Luna to CFO and named Greg Frikor as sales director. As CFO, Luna is responsible for the companys strategic planning, direction and operations. From 2002 to 2005, Luna served as USCarriers vice president of finance, guiding the companys restructuring, planning and growth efforts. He […]

Level3s Craig Schlagbaum Now VP of Indirect Channel Sales

Craig Schlagbaum is now vice president of indirect channel sales for Level3 Communications Inc. In his new expanded role, he will oversee all partner sales, marketing, engineering, operations, support and business development for the company. Schlagbaum has been with Level3 for three years as vice president of national partner sales managing master agent partners as well […]

MVD Communications Adds Chief Marketing Officer

Cincinnati-based MVD Communications LLC, a full-service provider of converged voice and data network solutions for businesses, has tapped Maureen Harrison-Schaller to fill its newly created chief marketing officer position. Harrison-Schaller will help steer the organizations growth through internal realignment and continued acquisitions, business development, product and brand management, communications, and public relations. Harrison-Schaller has 20 […]

Telcombrokers Acquires Fine Telecom

Telcombrokers of Santa Ana, Calif., has completed the acquisition of the agent base and carrier contracts of Fine Telecommunications Inc., a Costa Mesa, Calif.-based telecom agency, for an undisclosed amount. Telcombrokers has assumed the management of the Fine Telecom subagents and rolled up the Fine Carrier Contracts under Telcombrokers agreements. Randy Fine, president of Fine […]

Telarus Adds Pam Simon to Agent Support

Telarus Inc. announced today that it has hired Pam Simon to provide agent support with a focus on AT&T Inc. and other RBOC product lines. In her new role, Simon will provide pricing and product support for Telarus agents pursuing potential AT&T commercial broadband and voice opportunities. “To say we are excited to have Pam […]

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