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Lightyear Promotes Company Veteran

Lightyear Network Solutions LLC has promoted Kevin Shady to vice president of operations. Shady has been with the company since 1994 and has served in a variety of leadership positions, most recently as director of product development. He has led the launch of most Lightyear products, including its Dynamic T1, EnterpriseIP and other VoIP-related offerings, […]

xchange Names Veteran Industry Journalist Executive Editor

Virgo Publishing LLC, publishers of xchange, PHONE+ and New Telephony magazines, announced this week it has named veteran telecom and IT industry journalist Bob Wallace as executive editor for its telecom division. Wallace will be part of the companys editorial strategy team and will be spearheading special projects for the companys growing Web properties, including […]

Info Directions Honors Retiree, Telecom Veteran Gary Lawrence

Info Directions Inc. (Booth 217), a provider of net-centric billing, rating, order management, workflow and selling solutions for communications service providers, is honoring the recently retired Gary Lawrence, an industry veteran and Info Directions sales director, at a special celebration held at COMPTEL PLUS. Lawrence has been involved in the telecom industry for more than […]

Internet Media Company Seeks Telephony, IT Resellers

Internet media company YFonGlobal launched a white-label resale program at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo (see related story). The service, called mYFonBrand, enables telecommunications resellers to deploy and offer their own brands of services, customized to meet their needs, in terms of pricing, networking and feature-functionality. Jeff Tudor, a veteran of the telephony resale […]

Veteran Explains Impact of Regulation, Consolidation on Partner Channel

With the new AT&T Inc., and the merger of Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI, life after the megamergers will look a little different for those of us in the telecommunications industry. Size matters. Synergy is important. Eliminating a competitor is strategic. Filling networks is imperative, said Dick Jalkut, president and CEO of TelePacific Communications. In […]

Bush Nominates McDowell FCC Commissioner

President Bush has nominated Republican attorney Robert McDowell, COMPTEL’s senior vice president and assistant general counsel, to be a commissioner on the FCC. Aside from representing COMPTEL members before Congress, the FCC and the appellate courts, McDowell is a veteran of several Republican presidential campaigns most recently as a member of the Bush-Cheney Florida Recount […]

Sales Veteran Shares Door Openers

The recession is waning but companies still are cutting costs. Prospective clients are wary of salespeople. Everybodys multitasking and no one wants to take the time to talk with yet another cold caller. So whats the key to getting decision-makers to actually talk to you? Dont sell like everyone else, says consultant Jack Lindsley of […]

Cordia Hires Talk America Executive

Florida-based Cordia Corp., a CLEC, has appointed Kevin Griffo as its new president and COO. Griffo, a 23-year telecom veteran, comes to Cordia from Talk American Holdings Inc., where he was executive vice president of local service, sales and direct sales. Griffo will oversee the expansion of Cordias domestic consumer and business phone service, as […]

Qwest Taps Wholesale Veteran to Lead Unit

Roland Thornton In December, Roland R. Thornton was promoted to executive vice president, wholesale markets, for Qwest Communications International Inc., replacing Teresa Taylor, who is now executive vice president and chief human resources officer. While Qwests CEO Richard Notebaert is known for seemingly dramatic shifts in his top management team every few years, his new […]

IN BOX

Posted: 11/2000 IN BOX ECHANNEL Addition On behalf of TeleGea, thank you for the wonderful story you did on e-channels in the October issue. For our part, we were pleased with the coverage and thought it was a well-done article. Becky Sheetz TeleGea, Inc. www.telegea.com Telecom Veteran Joseph Sadoti Passes Away Joseph Sadoti, founder of […]

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