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Global Capacity Hires Experienced Sales Executive John Powell as EVP of Sales

(December 20, 2011)

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 12/20/11 -- Global Capacity, the world's leading telecommunications information and logistics company, announces the addition of John Powell as its Executive Vice President of Sales.

Prior to joining Global Capacity, John served as Vice President of Channels and Business Development at Tata Communications. He has over 25 years of experience in information technology and telecommunications, and has successfully built world-class sales teams as a Sales Vice President at Infonet (now BT Global Services), Equant (now Orange Business Services) and Virtela, where he also served as the company's interim President for two years. At Global Capacity, John will leverage his extensive sales experience to coordinate and be responsible for all aspects of the company's global sales activities and customer support.

Previously, John also served as Managing Director of ESG Communications, a wholesale packetized voice company, which he co-founded while at Infonet. Earlier in his career, he held management roles in finance and accounting, including a stint as CFO of Infonet USA. John began his career as an accounting manager with a subsidiary of NYNEX. He holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California, and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

"Global Capacity is honored to have John join our team," says Patrick Shutt, Chief Executive Officer. "His extensive leadership experience in telecommunications will play a key role in the ongoing advancement of One Marketplace Access Exchange. He will work closely with the team on all aspects of our global business sales, helping leverage and grow Global Capacity's competitive position in access network market intelligence."

"I am excited to become an integral part of the Global Capacity team," comments John Powell. "Since the acquisition by Pivotal, Global Capacity has experienced steady growth and it is an honor to accept this leadership role in the continued development and growth of One Marketplace Access Exchange."

To learn more about Global Capacity and its innovative solutions to streamlining the procurement of global access networks, visit or call 312-673-2400.

About Global Capacity

Global Capacity is a telecommunications information and logistics company that improves the efficiency and reduces the cost of access networks globally. Through its One Marketplace Access Exchange, the Company brings together customers and suppliers in an automated platform that provides ubiquitous access network solutions. Global Capacity delivers its innovative solutions to Purpose-Built Integrators, Telecommunication Carriers, and Enterprise Customers globally. Global Capacity is a portfolio company of Pivotal Group, Inc., and is headquartered in Chicago, IL, with additional offices in Waltham, MA, Glastonbury, CT, Manchester, U.K., and Lisbon, Portugal. For more information, please visit or contact the Company at 312-673-2400.

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