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(562) 437-1411 ext 2721 Signals Growth Strategy by Naming Industry Veteran Robert Wise Executive Vice President of Corporate Development:

Long-Time Conferencing, Collaboration and Telecommunications Industry Executive to Lead Company's Growth and Corporate Development Strategies

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Marketwired - Nov 6, 2014 –, the largest privately held conferencing provider in the United States, has named Robert Wise as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development to lead the company's growth strategy and corporate development. Wise joins having served at InterCall Inc. and West IP Communications for the past 16 years. He will oversee new business and corporate development strategies including certain responsibilities for new sales and marketing channels, strategic partnerships and strategic development.

”Bob is an industry veteran and proven executive that can help us expand our business to integrate with strategic partners as a technology enabler and effectively serve enterprise-level customers,” said Dave Erickson, Founder of ” Today, we offer the world's highest quality calls and collaboration tools with first-class customer service to millions of customers around the globe. With Bob's help, we will extend those same features to a new class of business customer.” is a global leader in conferencing and collaboration services. The company operates in 60 countries on five continents, enabling more than 40 million callers each month. Already used by employees from 490 of the Fortune 500, is expanding its services as a technology provider to serve enterprise-level customers.

”I am thrilled to be joining a company at the forefront of the collaboration industry with an aggressive goal to serve even more companies and customers around the world,” said Wise. ” I was amazed at the quality of the network, technology and service they can offer customers at the industry's most efficient pricing.'s ability to control end-to-end delivery with a proprietary next generation network and software-based SBCs allows the company to scale massively and immediately, setting it apart from industry competitors.”

Wise, who will be based in Chicago, Ill., brings more than 15 years of cloud-based and hosted conferencing, collaboration and unified communications experience to his new role at His experience in long-term business strategy and operations includes: running multiple companies and divisions, sales and marketing implementation, business development and strategic partnerships. Wise has identified new sources of income, built profitable solutions and services, and developed plans to penetrate untapped markets. He holds a BS degree from the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University and a JD from Loyola University in Chicago.

About, the largest privately held conferencing provider in the United States, provides conference calling and collaboration services in more than 60 countries to over 40 million callers a month. Its reliable, high quality, reservation-less audio conferencing services and Online Meetings are used by Fortune 500 companies such as the World Bank, the International Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Starbucks. The company's new StartMeeting ( service combines real-time desktop sharing with integrated audio conferencing and state-of-the-art features. was founded by David Erickson in 2001 and is based in Long Beach, California.