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[May 09, 2013]
Bandwidth Introduces Executive Team Hires
May 09, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Bandwidth announced three additions to the executive team, appointing Ken Grelck as Senior Vice President of Sales, Brent Mello as Vice President of Origination and Messaging Products and Ryan Henley as Vice President of Customer Operations.
"We've had a banner couple years in our wholesale and enterprise business," said Steve Leonard, EVP and General Manager, Bandwidth. "We've experienced 31 percent growth in revenue in 2012, expanded our product portfolio and have become the de facto choice for providers seeking to do innovative things with voice and SMS. Along the way, we've grown our team, bringing in leaders from around the industry. We're continuing that today, adding key leaders for sales, product and customer support. All three have deep industry experience and relationships - they'll be a huge asset and a great complement to the talents of our existing leadership team." Ken Grelck will lead sales for the company's wholesale and enterprise business as Senior Vice President of Sales at Bandwidth. Prior to joining Bandwidth, Grelck held sales leadership positions at Calix and Nortel, bringing a wealth of experience in leading organizations in the telecommunications, networking and services industry. In his new role, he will focus on developing sales and distribution strategies that drive revenue and market share growth.
Joining Grelck as the Vice President of Origination and Messaging Products, Brent Mello will lead strategy, growth, P&L management and execution for these product lines supporting the company's wholesale and enterprise customers. Mello brings more than 14 years of industry experience and has held leadership positions at both Level 3 and IntelePeer, leading strategy, business development, voice peering, direct interconnection and special access cost management.
Rounding out the trio of new hires is Ryan Henley, who will assume responsibility for iRevenue Assurance & Customer Billing, Data Services, the Customer Account Management team and Customer Experience as VP of Customer Operations. Henley has more than 20 years of experience in the telecom, managed hosting and colocation business. Prior to joining the Bandwidth team, Henley was a consultant for Advanced Technology Group assisting their managed hosting and colocation clients. He also held operational roles at Qwest, OpSource and Liquid Networx.
Grelck will work out of the company's Raleigh headquarters. Both Henley and Mello will operate out of Bandwidth's Denver office.
Bandwidth is a communication technology company.
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