York Telecom Announces New CFO and Board Members
York Telecom, a leading worldwide provider of visual communications services and solutions, today announced that Robert Harris has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Harris brings with him 35 years of operations-focused financial experience at private start-up businesses as well as larger established companies.
“Bob has tremendous experience in the financial, technology, and operational realms,” said Ron Gaboury, President of York Telecom. “We are confident his broad expertise will contribute to our company’s continued growth and stability.”
Previously Mr. Harris served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, as well as Corporate Secretary, of LSSi Corp., an international business to business marketer of worldwide telephony sourced databases. At LSSi, he directed the finance and administrative functions and board of director administration. He received a BS in Economics from Manhattan College and an MBA in Finance from Columbia University.
“I look forward to being a part of York Telecom and working with the rest of the management team as we implement financial and operational strategies,” said Harris. “I hope to make a positive contribution to the company’s growth agenda.”
In addition to a new CFO, York Telecom announced the addition of two new board members, Lewis Jaffe and Andrew Panzo. York Telecom’s board is comprised of highly skilled and participative board members striving for the sound business management of York Telecom.
“We look forward to benefiting from Lewis and Andrew’s business insights and expertise,” said Gaboury. “I believe they will add a new dimension to the board during the next phases of York Telecom’s growth.”
Lewis Jaffe holds over twenty years’ career experience in revitalizing companies in a variety of industries, including telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing and the internet. Currently Lew is the CEO of Lynch Ambulance, one of Southern California’s largest medical transportation companies. In April 2002, Lewis was asked to step in and take an interim management role with WireOne Technologies, where he served as President and Vice Chairman of the board. Prior to WireOne in June of 2000, he was drafted by PictureTel Corporation to develop a turnaround plan and lead the Company back to profitability. He also engineered the sale of PictureTel to Polycom during his tenure he served as the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Lew is an ISS certified board member and sits on the board of Benihana.
Andrew Panzo is a General Partner of NewSpring Mezzanine with nearly twenty years of experience in investment banking, venture capital, and operational management. Most recently, he was Chairman and CEO of Stonepath Group, a publicly traded, third-party logistics company. As CEO, he was responsible for raising $75 million to execute a strategic consolidation of the non-asset based logistics industry.
About York Telecom
York Telecom is a leading provider of visual communication services and solutions for Global 5000 companies, as well as Government, Education and Medical segments. Founded in 1985, the company is headquartered in Eatontown, New Jersey. The company offers total managed conferencing services, consulting, integration and operational services, professional video production and postproduction for visual communication solutions such as Videoconferencing, Streaming Media, Video on Demand, Custom Media Studio and Room Design and Multimedia Network Management. York Telecom has worldwide branch offices, a multi-lingual VNOC and help desk and a worldwide integration, production and support force. For more information, visit York Telecom online at www.yorktel.com or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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