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Steep Growth Trajectory Marks Expansion for

Third Largest Conferencing Provider in the U.S Doubles its Minute Volume and Workforce

LONG BEACH, Calif. (PRWEB), one of the nation's leading providers of conferencing and collaboration services, has experienced rapid corporate growth, more than doubling its minute volume and its workforce in the past five years. The company and its emerging products and services are now poised for even greater success across global markets.

On the heels of being named one of the five largest conferencing providers in the world by Wainhouse Research, Founder David Erickson recently named Robert Wise to serve as president to lead the momentum and continue to drive the company’s growth. has grown from 60 employees to 120 in just five years - and more than doubled its minute volume in just four years. Erickson recognized the need to ramp up his workforce to meet the industry’s demands, bringing on telecommunications industry veteran Wise to lead the charge.

“By conferencing volume, ranks as the #3 provider next to InterCall and AT&T within the U.S. market,” Wainhouse reports in Big Ideas to Make Your Conferencing Costs Smaller: How to Reduce Your Conferencing Bill Dramatically While Keeping Services the Same, 2015.

Wainhouse forecasts considerable growth from the mid-to-large enterprise segment in both Unified Communications and cloud services, as the worldwide UCaaS market is expected to be approximately $4.9 billion by 2018. The audio conferencing market is predicted to grow over 300 billion minutes by year-end of 2019.

With an estimated 1.3 billion mobile workers worldwide, there is an increasing demand for conferencing and collaboration services that allow organizations to meet more often, save time and reduce travel costs.

Less than a year after joining the world’s most recognized free teleconferencing and collaboration company, Wise has been leading the company’s strategic and operational divisions. He and his executive team continue to drive sales, marketing, networking and communications, product development, and business development for some of the nation’s largest enterprise users.

He recently spearheaded the launch of For Business as the enterprise solution for conferencing and collaboration. Wainhouse also revealed that more than 90% of IT decision makers said free conferencing services were on par or better than paid services offered by competitors and would consider switching providers if the new service cost 50% less than the current one. For Business can save companies up to 80% with its high-quality, secure HD audio conferencing and collaboration services for the nation’s largest enterprise customers. recently featured, reporting that the landscape is changing for mid-size to large companies looking for a better, more affordable alternative to conferencing and collaboration services.

“As the demand for affordable and top-quality conferencing and collaboration services increases, we will continue to innovate and improve our services to meet customers’ needs,” said Wise.

Since his departure from InterCall, where Wise spent the past 16 years, he has worked alongside Erickson to recruit new talent to the growing executive team, including: Scott Southron, Chief Operating Officer; former InterCall executive Brad Dupee, Executive Vice President of Business Markets; Jennifer Zeidler, Vice President of Marketing and Communications; Mercedes Bankston, Business Solutions Executive and Heather Hall, Director of Accounting.

About is the largest privately-owned conferencing and collaboration company in the world, boasting more than 800,000 business customers, worldwide, including users from nearly all Fortune 500 companies. Service offerings in more than 55 countries with unlimited use include: high quality free HD audio conferencing, web conferencing and screen sharing, audio and visual recordings, customized greetings, security features, desktop scheduling and mobile applications - all supported by 24/7 customer support. Through For Business, mid-market and enterprise customers can now take advantage of all of conferencing and collaboration services in addition to an enterprise account management team, enterprise level billing, customized user analytic reports, employee rollout and training services, and white-label services. was founded by David Erickson in 2001 and is based in Long Beach, California.

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