People on the Move

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

 

TNCI Adds Director of Network Architecture

TNCI said Monday it has hired Josh Ploude as director of network architecture. Ploude had operated his own consultancy specializing in the design and deployment of converged services next-generation networks and was a leading member of the team that designed the TNCI network. We are extremely pleased to have Josh as an official member of […]

Nokia Siemens Names New North American Leader

Nokia Siemens Networks said Monday that Susan Spradley will lead the company’s North America region. She replaces Mark Louison who earlier this year was named president of Nokia Inc., the mobile device manufacturer’s arm in the United States. The company said Spradley and Louison will work closely together. Spradley is the former president of Nortels […]

Embarq Adds Gephardt to Board

Embarq Corp. said Monday that former Congressman Richard A. Gephardt will join the companys board of directors. Gephardt, a Democrat, served as House majority leader from 1989 to 1995 and as minority leader from 1995 to 2003. We are very pleased to be enhancing a strong board of directors even further by adding someone with […]

EarthLink Names New CEO

EarthLink Inc. has named Rolla P. Huff as president and CEO. He succeeds Garry Betty, who died in January from complications of cancer. Mike Lunsford had been serving as interim CEO. “We believe that Rolla has the experience and strategic acumen required for EarthLink to create value for its shareholders, while maintaining its track record […]

McLain Officially Named Endeavor Telecom Head

Justin McLain officially has been named president and CEO of Atlanta-based wholesaler Endeavor Telecom. McLain has served in that role unofficially since Endeavor spun off from SSI in 2002. The formal title was announced on Monday. From 1999 to 2002, McLain was vice president of sales for SSI. Endeavor Telecom www.endeavortelecom.com

Notebaert Announces Retirement Plans

Folks used to say that the RBOCs moved in lockstep. So its interesting timing that just two months after Ed Whitacre announced his retirement, Qwest Communications International Inc.’s Chairman and CEO Dick Notebaert has done the same. The mild-mannered head of Qwest, a long-time fixture on the RBOC scene, on June 8 told the board […]

Endeavor Adds to Management Team

Endeavor Telecom has promoted Andrew Schroer to vice president of strategic accounts. Schroer, who has been with the company since 2000, will be responsible for leading the account management team, with a focus on initiating, developing and expanding customer relationships, as well as managing related sales operations, Endeavor said. Additionally, he will take an active […]

Comstar Adds to Management Team

Comstar Interactive has hired Loretta Koerner to manage business development for mobile solutions. Koerner comes to Comstar from Sprint Nextel Corp. where she was an indirect channel manager, handling the day-to-day activities and sales for 11 regions across the country. She will be responsible for establishing new mobile point-of-sale business partners, leveraging her current business […]

Palm to Sell 25 Percent Stake

Palm Inc. said Monday it will sell a 25 percent stake to private equity firm Elevation Partners for $325 million and name former Apple Inc. executive Jon Rubinstein as chairman. The deal calls for the company to pay $9 per share, or about $940 million, in a special distribution to shareholders. The company said funds […]

Divine Intervention: Jim Butler

Like most telecom agents, Jim Butler has decades of industry experience and sales success, including nine years as a top salesman with a regional long-distance company in Southern California along with serving as a founding member of the Agent Alliance. And like most entrepreneurs, he works long hours as founder and president of agency TeleCHOICE […]

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