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Meet 6 Women Channel Leaders

Six women channel leaders share their stories about getting started, their experiences as businesswomen and the mentors and collaborators who have helped them along the way.

Jan DeRobertis

Company Name: NBC Solutions Corp. How long have you been reading PHONE+?: About 15 years  Why do you read PHONE+?: It’s Informative, it gives me the inside scoop about my competitors. Where did you work in 1987?: Savin Corporation What was your title in 1987?: Sales Manager What do you remember most about 1987?: It […]

Russ Lovell

Company Name: Andiamo Telecom How long have you been reading PHONE+?: 17 years Why do you read PHONE+?: Keep up to speed on Telecom Where did you work in 1987?: Com Systems, Van Nuys, Calif. What was your title in 1987?: Senior Sales Exec What do you remember most about 1987?: Operator Services, pre-subscription on […]

Bruce Berry

Company Name: eGix Inc. How long have you been reading PHONE+?: About 15 of the 20 years. Why do you read PHONE+?: It provides informed views of the industries trends and direction. Where did you work in 1987?: Boston What was your title in 1987?: Product Manager What do you remember most about 1987?: It […]

Envivio Demonstrates Mobile TV Encoder With Quad Channel Input for 3G Networks

Envivio Inc. is presenting its new mobile TV encoder for 3G networks at the 3GSM World Congress. The 1-RU encoder with quad channel input supports multirates, multiresolutions and multistandards. Compliant with international mobile delivery standards including 3GPP and 3GPP2, the encoder allows operators to distribute audio and video to mobile phone and television subscribers. The […]

Roy A. Wilkens

THEN: Roy A. Wilkens was president of Williams Telecommunications Co. (WilTel) in 1987 and was beginning to be vindicated for his gutsy decision — as president of Williams Pipeline Co. — to use the company’s gas rights of way for fiber-optic telecommunications. The company would do a brisk business in wholesale capacity and would be […]

John Marsch

THEN: John Marsch was CEO of TMC California, which was founded in 1982 and built the first digital microwave network to connect area businesses with fiber-optic technology. It provided service to more than 14,000 commercial customers and had 150 employees and seven offices throughout the state. His vision was to be one of the first […]

Sherm Henderson

THEN: Sherm Henderson was founder and CEO of Charter Network Inc., a long-distance reseller operating in the Ameritech region. “In 1987, I was real happy to be a long-distance provider in five states,” he recalls. NOW: Today, Henderson is CEO of Lightyear Network Solutions and chairman of COMPTEL. His company, formed in 1993 as UniDial, […]

Matthew Flanigan

THEN: Matthew Flanigan was president of Cognitronics, a maker of CO equipment to replace operators. He also was a board member of the Telecommunications Industry Association. “Back then was shortly after the breakup of the old Bell System,” he recalls. “It was about trying to get more competition for basic telephone service.” NOW: Flanigan retired […]

Carl Grivner

THEN: In 1987, Carl Grivner was vice president of national sales at Ameritech, which was one of the newly created seven Baby Bell companies. It operated in five states of Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana. NOW: He is CEO of XO Communications, the country’s largest CLEC operating in 75 markets nationwide. XO has 4,800 […]

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