TelCentris CTO Named a Finalist in San Diego Business Journals IT Executive of the Year Awards


June 08, 2009


TelCentris CTO Named a Finalist in San Diego Business Journal's IT Executive of the Year Awards


SAN DIEGO – June 8, 2009 – TelCentris Inc., a new type of telephony company based in San Diego, today announced CTO and co-founder Kevin Hertz's finalist standing in the San Diego Business Journal's IT Executive of the Year awards. The company also welcomes experienced communications professional Lisa Kendall as the head of the marketing team for VoxOx, TelCentris' flagship consumer service that unifies today's key communication channels – voice, video, IM, text, social media, e- mail, fax and more – into a single, intuitive user interface.

"We are honored that the SDBJ is recognizing Kevin as a top IT executive for his contributions to TelCentris and the technology industry as a whole," said Bryan Hertz, CEO of TelCentris, Inc. "As Kevin and the team take VoxOx to the next level this year, we are also happy to welcome a marketing director as skilled and qualified as Lisa Kendall to our company, to help expand the reach of VoxOx to consumers worldwide."

With more than ten years of experience in technology development, systems automation, and deployment of advanced network architectures, Kevin Hertz has been a key innovator and driving force in bringing the VoxOx platform to the market. Hertz's ability to develop industry-changing, innovative platforms, including TelCentris' proprietary service delivery platform, the "Unified Communications Engine," has earned TelCentris numerous accolades over the years – the "Unified Communications Engine" won the Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award in both 2007 and 2008.

The newest addition to TelCentris' management team, Lisa Kendall brings nine years of telecommunications marketing experience and will be responsible for implementing integrated consumer campaigns, overseeing branding and directing overall strategic marketing initiatives. Kendall previously worked as vice president of business partnerships at digital marketing agency JHG, where she led client groups and business development. Prior to JHG, Kendall served as marketing manager at Cox Communications, where she was a key player on the team that launched Cox Digital Telephone, Cox Digital Cable and Cox High Speed Internet and was later ultimately responsible for planning and executing integrated marketing campaigns for all services and Channel 4 San Diego. The winners of the San Diego Business Journal's 2nd Annual Information Technology Executive of the Year awards will be announced at an event held on April 23, 2009 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm PST at Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif.

About VoxOx

VoxOx is the first ever Universal Communicator Service that manages all forms of cross-media communication for consumers. It is the only service that unifies today's key communication channels – voice, video, Instant Messaging (IM), text, social media, e-mail, and File Sharing – into a single, intuitive interface that gives consumers control of their contacts, conversations and most importantly, their interconnected lifestyles, both now and in the future. It combines the benefits of Internet-telephony solutions, interoperable IMs, Web services and social networking aggregators, and much more at no cost to the user. VoxOx is a consumer service created by TelCentris Inc., a new type of telephony company founded by seasoned technology veterans in San Diego, Calif. For more information on TelCentris, please visit www.telcentris.

About TelCentris Inc.

TelCentris is an innovative San Diego-based unified communications and telecommunications provider developing advanced communication solutions and serving the needs of carriers, enterprises and consumers. The founders have a long history in technology, and bring to consumers the lessons learned from massively scalable enterprise data networking, IT and various software fields. TelCentris offers telecom companies, regardless of size, the ability to launch profitable VoIP offerings in a matter of days while minimizing upfront capital expenditures. TelCentris also leverages its Service Delivery Platform to provide hosted IP-PBX solutions for small and medium-sized businesses.


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