Qwest Names New Enterprise Sales VP

Qwest Communications International Inc. said on Thursday it has hired Neil E. Cox as its new vice president of central-region retail enterprise sales for the business markets group. The post takes effect June 15. Cox will work in Qwests Chicago office and report to Tom Richards, executive vice president of business markets group. Cox has […]

ConferencePlus Affinity Channel Gains Momentum

ConferencePlus (Booth 203) a provider of audio, Web and video conferencing, has added three new partners to its affinity program for nonprofit organizations wanting to offer their members conferencing at competitive prices. The new partners are the Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA), the Business Marketing Association (BMA) and ACA International. We are very pleased […]

TelePacific Promotes Madore

TelePacific Communications has promoted Robert Madore to senior vice president for network engineering and operations. Madore previously worked as the general manager of network engineering and operations where he managed provisioning, the CLECs capital expenditure budget, Internet operations and network engineering. He also played a key role in providing due diligence when TelePacific bought assets […]


STEVE GERHARDT IS A NETWORK services agent in Holmdel, N.J. He came into the role the way many do when the carrier he worked for, Econophone, closed up shop with literally no warning. I was a sales manager running a couple of sales offices for them. They came to my office unexpectedly and said, Steve, […]

Sprint/Nextel Hires New Channel VP

The recently merged Sprint and Nextel (Booths 212-214) has hired a new vice president of partners and channels. Steve Rowley has worked in the telecom industry for more than 17 years, most recently in various senior level positions at Sprint. He last worked as vice president of emerging and mid-markets within Sprint Business Solutions, where […]

Farewell to a Friend

Delivering a eulogy is never sought, but always taken to heart. In this spirit we say farewell to one of competitive telecoms pioneers. Michael L. Bird, 62, died at his home in Park City, Utah, Saturday, July 30, following nearly a year of respiratory difficulties. Mike was born in 1943, and spent his early years […]

CoStreet Appoints Director of Carrier Sales

CoStreet Communications, a Louisiana-based network integrator, has hired Linda Michaels as director of carrier sales. Michaels most recently served as managing director of sales for Universal Access in Chicago. She has worked in telecom for more than 16 years; before Universal Access, Michaels worked as strategic accounts director for Progress Telecom. In her new position, […]


Posted: 08/2002 News Briefs * PowerNet Global Communications has released its nationwide DSL program, partnering with Covad Communications Co. and New Edge Networks Inc. The DSL packages, for sale by agents, target a growing base of emerging businesses and high-demand residential users. * TelePacific Communications Inc. announced the return of senior executive Justin Chris-Tensen, former […]

UP FRONT: ASCENT’s Kelly to Retire

Posted: 03/2002 UP FRONT ASCENT’s Kelly to RetireErnest B. Kelly III will retire as president of the Association of Communications Enterprises (ASCENT, on April 30, at the end of his current term.Hired in November 1993 as the association’s first executive director, Kelly has served continuously as the head of the organization. He was named […]

"Sell Data or Sell Your Business"

Posted: 09/1998 "Sell Data or Sell Your Business" Networked Enterprises Issue Ultimatum for Voice Resellers By Bob Titsch Jr. The rise of the networked firm, or virtual organization, is driving explosive demand for data circuits and serving up a huge opportunity for long distance resellers, should they act quickly to exploit it. Complacency, on the […]

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