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Bob Steinkrauss Joins Whaleback Managed Services' Board of DirectorsIndustry Veteran Executive to Serve as Chairman of the Audit Committee (June 19, 2012)
PORTSMOUTH, NH -- (Marketwire) -- 06/19/12 -- Whaleback Managed Services, the leader in managed unified communications services, today announced that Bob Steinkrauss has joined its board of directors as an Independent Board Director, and as Chairman of the Audit Committee. In this role, Steinkrauss will leverage his 30 years of telecom, enterprise and security industry experience to advise Whaleback throughout its next phase of growth as well as oversee Whaleback's audit and control functions.
Steinkrauss brings more than 30 years of executive experience to his role as Board Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee at Whaleback. He consults a number of security-focused companies, most recently serving on the board of Q1 Labs which was acquired by IBM. Steinkrauss was previously on the board of GeoTrust, acquired by Verisign, and was the chairman, president and CEO of Chosen Security, Inc., which he sold to PGP. Prior to Chosen Security, Steinkrauss served as president, chairman and CEO of Ingrian Networks, Inc., which was subsequently acquired by Safenet. He has also held various executive positions including chairman of the board of Authentica, sold to EMC, president and CEO of Xedia Corporation which he sold to Lucent, and chairman, president and CEO of Raptor Systems (RAPT) which merged with Axent Technologies and was sold to Symantec. Ernst & Young has recognized Steinkrauss twice as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist. He holds a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Boston College.
"The expansion of Whaleback's board of directors helps the company fully leverage the market opportunities created by the unified communications challenges that so many small and medium enterprises face," said Karil Reibold, CEO of Whaleback Managed Services. "Bob brings years of valuable operational and financial experience to his role as board director and Chairman of the Audit Committee, and we will look to him to help guide us throughout our next stages of growth."
About Whaleback Managed Services
Whaleback Managed Services is a leading provider of cloud-based managed unified communications services for small and medium enterprises. Whaleback's end-to-end, business-class voice services enhance productivity and reduce operational and capital expenses by offering flexible, feature-rich VoIP calling packages, proactive, centralized monitoring and management, and high-touch customer service. Whaleback's optimized cloud-based managed voice services are used by customers with single and multi-site environments in industries including retail, legal, financial, real estate, service, medical, construction, food, tourism and more. For more information about Whaleback Managed Services visit www.whalebacksystems.com.
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