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(310) 395-2544 Names Josh Lowenthal Chief Operating Officer

Telecommunications Industry Entrepreneur to Lead Company's Retail and Wholesale Operations, Customer Acquisition Strategy and Global Alliances

LONG BEACH, Calif. – November 4, 2013 – the largest privately held conferencing provider in the United States, has named Josh Lowenthal to Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, Lowenthal will oversee retail and wholesale operations, customer acquisition strategy, and global alliances for the company that now provides an estimated 12% of all conferencing services in the world. Lowenthal, who joined the company in 2010 and has served as Managing Director of International Operations and Vice President of Development, recently spearheaded the deployment of as a localized service in 50 countries worldwide.

"Josh is an industry veteran whose entrepreneurial spirit is already a major reason why millions of consumers all over the world are able to communicate affordably and effectively through services," said Dave Erickson, Founder of "Every decision Josh makes is based on providing customers with high-quality calls, the most cutting edge features, and first-class customer service, which is what makes him the ideal leader to oversee the growth of our business in the years to come."

Lowenthal has played a major role in growing retail customer base, which is now the largest in the world. More than 25 million customers a month use the company’s no-fee, reservation-less services, including the World Bank, the International Red Cross and President Obama.

"There is unprecedented demand all over the world for top quality, cost-efficient conferencing services, and year after year continues to listen to what consumers want and deliver." said Lowenthal. "We have great momentum right now with the growth of the international network and an extraordinarily enthusiastic and loyal customer base. We will continue to innovate and improve our services so that even more consumers will benefit, and I am thrilled to be leading that charge."

About, the largest privately held conferencing provider in the United States, provides conference calling services to over 20 million callers a month.  The company's reliable, high quality, reservation-less audio conferencing service is used to connect over 200 million calls a year around the world.'s pioneering all-digital network is built on proprietary media servers.  A major milestone for took place during the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election, when both President Obama and Senator McCain’s campaigns chose to communicate with their supporters nationwide.  StartMeeting ( ) is the new service from the creators of  StartMeeting combines real-time desktop sharing with integrated audio conferencing, offering state of the art features such as meeting recording and a customizable Meeting Wall. This innovative and robust audio and web conferencing service is priced significantly less than similar services. was founded in 2001 and is based in Long Beach, California.