NEW YORK, May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud9 Technologies today announced that Steven T. Clontz, a 43-year veteran in the telecom industry and current Senior Executive VP International Operations for Singapore based ST Telemedia, will serve as Independent Director of its Board.
Terry's career highlights include his appointment as the first CEO of StarHub, a mobile, fixed line, and CATV operator in Singapore which was launched in 2000 and grew rapidly to become the second largest info-communications company in Singapore. He began his career as an Engineer at Southern Bell in 1973, and went on to hold various senior positions with BellSouth International from 1987 to 1995, where he focused primarily on investments in start-up Cellular companies, serving his last three years as President - BellSouth Asia Pacific. From Jan 1996, Terry served three years as CEO and President of the New York based IPC Information Systems, Inc., a global leader in voice trading technology.
"Terry is forward thinking, and a visionary in the telecom industry. We are excited to welcome him to Cloud9's Board of Directors," said Gerald Starr, Cloud9's Chief Executive Officer. "We believe his strong experience, especially in strategic planning and growing telecom businesses in Asia, Latin America, and Western Europe across both developed and emerging markets, will be extremely valuable as Cloud9 continues to expand around the world."
"We conducted an exhaustive search for someone who would further strengthen our board's breadth of talent and background, and we are delighted to have identified such an outstanding individual," said Rick Smith, Cloud9 Board Member. "I'm confident that Terry is going to make an important and positive impact on the company."
"I am excited about the opportunity to work with the Cloud9 Team. It is led by a highly experienced and dynamic leadership team who have developed a very disruptive voice trading platform. I have enormous respect for the Founders and I am highly impressed with their progress," said Terry Clontz. "I'm honored to be joining the Cloud 9 Board, and I look forward to working with my fellow Directors."
Terry has considerable experience serving in both board and advisory roles for a number of successful telecommunication and technology companies. In addition to his role with ST Telemedia, he serves as a Corporate Advisor to Temasek. His current Board service includes Chairman of Singapore based StarHub, Independent Director of Colorado based Level 3, Independent Director of Virgin Mobile Latin America, and Independent Director of Singapore based PSA International. Recent Board service includes serving as Independent Director of Pennsylvania based InterDigital Communications for 16 years, retiring as Chairman in 2015. Also, he served as a Board Director for California based Jasper Technologies, a leading IoT services platform, until it was recently sold to Cisco last month. Terry's Executive Committee roles include Chairman of the Executive Committee for UMobile, the fourth cellular operator in Malaysia, and Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of GDS, one of the largest operators of data centers in China.
Cloud9 Technologies is a cloud communications service provider that delivers high performance voice and collaboration services designed for the unique needs of institutional customers. The company delivers its services from the cloud using software applications that leverages the Internet and advanced WebRTC technologies.
In the financial industry, Cloud9 connects counterparties across all asset classes via a cloud-based voice platform that features end-to-end security and encryption. Cloud9 eliminates the infrastructure and expense associated with legacy turret systems and telecommunication services for trader voice. Our customer base includes top brokerages, sell-side firms, and tier one banks. For more information, visit: www.c9tec.com.
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