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Tom Rowley Tapped as Co-Chair of StarVox Communications Board
[December 06, 2005]

Tom Rowley Tapped as Co-Chair of StarVox Communications Board

TMCnet Associate Editor
Thomas E. Rowley has been appointed as the co-chairman of the board of directors for VoIP networks provider StarVox Communications Inc., the company announced today.
Rowley, who will play an active role working with the StarVox team, has 35 years of experience assisting early-stage technology companies in commercializing their technology and determining new markets. During his career, he has founded and helped grow nine venture-funded companies.

Previously, Rowley served as CEO of Preventsys, a supplier of enterprise security policy management software. Prior to that, he was a founder and CEO of Counterpane Internet Security, a managed security services provider. He also served as the CEO of both Veridicom, a manufacturer of silicon fingerprint readers, and Centigram, a leader in the voice messaging market.

“I am very excited about the market opportunity for StarVox and the excellent growth prospects for the company,” Rowley said in a company news release. “I believe my experience in building successful companies will be valuable to StarVox’s team as the company executes its plan to capitalize on this significant opportunity.”
Rowley, a graduate of Manhattan College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum in 1992 and holds two patents with the U.S. Patent Office. His experience includes leading the development of secure cryptographic semiconductors at National Semiconductor. He has also lectured for business schools at Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley and Santa Clara University on how to fund and build a venture-backed company.
StarVox Communications is a facilities-based next generation infrastructure and applications service provider which offers wholesale and retail traditional voice services and enhanced VoIP services over its domestic VoIP network and its international wholesale network. The company’s domestic VoIP network provides over 300 points of presence (POPs) which allow local access from more than 80 percent of business sites.
The company also provides local services to more than 65 percent of business sites.
StarVox works with a variety of channels (ISPs, CLECs, Telecom Agents, Carriers, Affinity Groups, Property Management Groups, etc.) that are interested in migrating customers from traditional separate voice and data communications connections to a converged voice/data connection. It offers a complete “turnkey” package of services to its channels with full individual branding. 
StarVox is unique in owning both its application technologies and domestic and international networks. The company owns and continues to develop feature-rich technologies including VoIP trunking; VoIP VPN; IP Centrex; and IP-based unified communications, including advanced calling features, calendaring and contact management.
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