NetFortris Appoints Kevin Dickens and Gene Carr as Co-CEOs

6/21/17

SEATTLE & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NetFortris, the leader in secure cloud communications, today announced that it has appointed Kevin Dickens, current Chief Operating Officer, and Gene Carr, current Chief Financial Officer, as Co-CEOs effective June 9, 2017, replacing Grant Evans who will remain on the board of directors.

Before serving as Chief Operating Officer at NetFortris, Dickens served as CEO of Ventraq, an innovative software product company providing enablement tools, services and solutions to communications service providers and select federal/large enterprise customers worldwide. Prior to Ventraq, Dickens served as Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Choice One Communications (now Windstream). Dickens also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ACC TelEnterprises, Ltd., a Canadian telecom services provider.

“The combination of our product capabilities and exceptional teams, possessing a diverse set of competencies, provide NetFortris with a unique opportunity in the marketplace. I look forward to joining Gene in leading the organization as we enhance long-term value for our customers, partners and shareholders,” Dickens said.

Prior to serving as CFO at NetFortris, Carr spent seven years as the CEO of GCP Consultants, LLC, a firm that specializes in high growth strategies and building senior leadership teams who can deliver revenue growth, profitability and market share capture. In addition to GCP Consultants, Carr has served as CEO of a number of companies across various industry sectors with a focus on revenue growth and operating metrics. Since joining NetFortris in February 2017, Carr has led projects to develop efficiencies within the organization and manage successful financial integrations around the recent Fonality acquisition.

“This is truly an exciting time to be part of the NetFortris team. With over 11,000 loyal customers, remarkable products, world-class talent and an exciting roadmap to further development of our partners and products, the company is positioned to become a leader in our space,” said Carr.

“In Kevin and Gene, we have two highly seasoned and successful executives who have demonstrated their ability to work closely together, bringing complementary skills to the organization and positioning the company to efficiently integrate and accentuate the strengths of NetFortris and the recent Fonality acquisition,” said Bruce Hernandez, Chairman of the Board of Directors for NetFortris.

About NetFortris

NetFortris provides flexible, scalable, cloud-based voice and data communications customized with the exact security and compliance your business needs. Multi-level protection, cloud-based backup and bi-directional failover ensure business continuity while big data analytics with real-time service control improves your operational performance. NetFortris also serves its customers with carrier-grade networks, business and communications applications, and expert service. Our solution engineers work with you to design a fully managed and automated system tailored for your business. Learn more at www.NetFortris.com.

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