iTalk Taps Global Telecom Industry Veteran Clive Raines as Director of Australasia and Europe Operations
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — iTalk Inc. (OTCQB: TALK) (OTCBB: TALK) (“iTalk” or the “Company”), a global provider of advanced communications and mobile broadband services, is pleased to announce that it has named Mr. Clive Raines as its new Director of Australasia and Europe Operations. Mr. Raines possesses extensive knowledge and experience concerning best business practices in Australasia and Europe; both in sales & marketing and specifically in strategic product development, distribution, and VoIP telecommunication.
“The Australasia and Europe region is poised for the same explosive growth in new communication devices and services that iTalk is currently offering to the US marketplace,” commented David F. Levy, Chief Executive Officer of iTalk Inc. “Clive is an excellent addition to our growing team and his 25 years of international communications, product development and distribution experience in Australasia and European countries, will allow iTalk to utilize his unique skills and knowledge to expand our global footprint and make our products the most competitive in the region.”
Mr. Raines has extensive international experience establishing and developing next generation telecom companies with a focus on IP based services for both wireline and wireless carriers. His skill set includes senior management roles, management consulting, marketing, international project management, technical project management, CRM, and business development. Previously, Clive was the President, International Operations for TheGlobe.com, a VoIP provider and one of the most successful dot-com IPOs in NASDAQ history. During his career in telecommunication, Mr. Raines has received extensive management, technical, and product training and certification with numerous international technology and telecommunications companies, including NEC (Australia), GPT (England – iSDX PBX and CTI), Toyo Communications (Japan – Cellular), CallWare Technologies (USA – IVR, CTI, unified messaging), Vodaphone (New Zealand – GSM wireless data), Clear Communications (New Zealand – voice network and data communications), Microsoft (New Zealand – product marketing, developer and technical), Motorola (New Zealand – cellular and data communication), Nokia (New Zealand – DSL modems, GSM phones, GSM wireless data), Oki (New Zealand – PBX), Telecom New Zealand (New Zealand – network and reseller channels).
At iTalk, we are a mobile communications company using innovative and disruptive technologies to offer consumers a high quality cellular alternative while severely undercutting all major national carriers. Our lead product is the iTalk Sleeve, which when combined with an iPod Touch, our iTalk mobile app, and our aggressive pricing plans, provides consumers with a No Contract, High Voice Quality, and Lowest Price in the industry alternative to traditional cellular coverage. We will continue to search out and develop innovate products and services that will reduce consumers monthly voice and data charges while providing them with additional functionality. Through our access to an extensive network, we are able to offer nationwide voice and data coverage to 280 million people in more than 12,900 cities.
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