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January 17, 2012

Cliff Rees Joins Telcentris as President


By SIP Trunking Report Contributor



Telcentris Inc., a supplier of cloud-based unified communications and VoIP solutions for consumer, business and wholesale markets, recently announced the expansion of its executive team with the appointment of Cliff Rees, a telecommunications industry veteran, as president.


In his new role, Rees will be responsible for the company’s operations, sales, business development and product management. His vast experience of more than 25 years will help Telcentris meet its set targets.

“We are thrilled to add such an extraordinary business talent as Cliff to our executive team,” said Bryan Hertz, CEO of Telcentris, in a release. “We have observed notable growth in the realm of our business services, and think that Cliff is the person to take our successes in this area to the next level.”

Rees’s expertise is rooted in building new businesses and rapidly growing existing ones. He is well known for his instrumental role in the success of Telegroup, where he spent 10 years as founder, president and CEO.

Before joining Telcentris, Rees held executive leadership and founding roles with Leading Edge Communications, which offers SIP Trunking solutions; XCast Labs, Inc., a developer of Software as a Service VoIP applications, which sells residential, SIP trunking and hosted IP-PBX services; and GlobalTouch Telecom, Inc., a switched-based carrier with its own proprietary Internet telephony technology.

In addition to these, Rees also served at other reputed firms including Convergia, Inc. and World Access, Inc. During his tenure, World Access closed eight acquisitions totaling more than $1 billion in annual revenue.

“I am more than excited about the opportunity to create further momentum for Telcentris and its VoxOx In Business products,” said Rees. “VoIP is an incredibly prolific market right now and with the innovative back-end and front-end technologies Telcentris offers, there is much more in store for this company.”

Academically, Rees graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

In related news, Telcentris has announced the commercial availability of its hosted contact center.

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Deepika Mala is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell