FOSTER CITY, Calif., Aug. 6, 2008 — IntelePeer™, Inc., the leading provider of intelligent telecommunications and voice peering services to global carriers and application providers, today announced the appointment of John Hart, a seasoned and innovative marketing executive, as Senior Vice President for Business Development. Hart will lead IntelePeer’s growth as it launches its innovative hosted infrastructure enabling carriers, service providers, software developers and Internet communities to rapidly create the next generation of telephony-powered applications that seamlessly integrate communications with existing Web and application workflows.
Previously, Hart was vice president of marketing and product management at Ubiquity Software Corp., which is now part of Avaya; director of IP provisioning at Comcast; vice president for product management and marketing at Acterna, now part of JDS Uniphase; and vice president of marketing at Saville Systems, now part of Intec, Inc.
Hart’s responsibilities at IntelePeer will include accelerating the company’s growth by securing relationships with additional channel partners, adding solution partners to the company’s Open Communications Platform, and penetrating new markets, including non-traditional telecommunications services providers and application software developers accessing IntelePeer’s hosted infrastructure and APIs.
“John Hart brings us vast experience and proven expertise in marketing telecom services, hardware and software,” said IntelePeer CEO Frank Fawzi. “We see him as a strong addition to our team and we look forward to benefitting from John’s expertise and his many contacts in the industry.”
“I’m very pleased to be joining IntelePeer at this important time in its remarkable growth. I’m looking forward to helping the team grow top-line results by cultivating new relationships and developing new opportunities with both existing and emerging providers who are leveraging the Open Communications Platform to develop richer, user-centric communications applications,” said Hart. “I am excited by the receptive and enthusiastic response I receive whenever and wherever I evangelize the IntelePeer story.”
Hart holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo., and is a member of the Society of Cable and Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE).
IntelePeer’s advanced network and software infrastructure enables voice and application peering and allows telecommunications carriers, cable companies, wireless and other voice services providers, software application developers and Internet communities to create telephony-powered applications and Intelligent, application-triggered telephony functions offered as a service.
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IntelePeer™, Inc. (http://www.intelepeer.com) is the first of a new breed of service providers, converging a carrier-grade global telecommunications network with a rich depository of user data and preferences (the IntelePeer SuperRegistryTM), and a robust, open-application platform and APIs. This unique combination enables IntelePeer’s customers to create telephony-powered Web, collaboration and enterprise applications and workflows as services. IntelePeer delivers a fully managed, hosted, on-demand voice peering infrastructure from its network to directly exchange voice traffic with IP and legacy public networks, between any application and any telephony device.
IntelePeer simplifies the complexity of telecommunications, providing an integrated solution for dynamic protocol translation, transcoding, call routing, device discovery, intelligent least-cost routing, SIP-session management and next-generation application development. IntelePeer offers proven, unprecedented quality of service through its intelligent routing, multiple protocol support and adherence to industry standards.
Privately held, IntelePeer is headquartered in Foster City, Calif., with global operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia.