HERNDON, Va., Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Somos, Inc., a provider of registry management services for the telecommunications industry, today announced the appointment of an Advisory Board to assist the company's executive team and Board of Directors in addressing key customer needs and marketplace trends. The Advisory Board provides a forum for key industry leaders to deliver first-hand insights and feedback on Somos' product and solutions strategies.
The members of the Advisory Board include the following:
- Greg Fernandez, National Provisioning Manager, The Telco; Ring Pros, LLC
- Doug Gardner, Global Head of Carrier Relations, Twilio
- Craig Lennon, Strategic Negotiator and Manager, Messaging and Voice, Google
- Noah Rafalko, Chief Enterprise Officer, TSG Global
- Nick Sgroi, Vice President, Voice Business Solutions & Strategy, Bandwidth
- Jaime Zetterstrom, Senior Director of IT, Fraud, Global Number Management & RFP West
Somos is the neutral administrator of the SMS/800 Toll-Free Number platform as appointed by the Federal Communications Commission. Somos also manages the Texting and Smart Services Registry to facilitate texting over Toll-Free Numbers.
The Advisory Board members will meet regularly with Somos' management team and Board of Directors to establish new lines of industry communication and collaboration around key issues. These include the continued expansion of Toll-Free Numbers into digital marketing, the responsible management of texting over Toll-Free Numbers, and how to spur industry innovation to address emerging use cases for Toll-Free communication.
"Our industry is strong and evolving, and our Advisory Board members represent key pioneers with diverse expertise who will help shape the next era of growth," stated Gina Perini, Somos chief executive officer. "The Advisory Board will help us better understand the needs of our customers and the marketplace to ensure we're developing the right solutions that bring value to the entire Toll-Free ecosystem and foster trusted relationships between businesses and consumers."
About Somos, Inc.
Somos provides trusted, neutral numbering and registry administration services to enable Toll-Free service providers, service registrars, routing database providers and SCPs. Somos operates the SMS/800 Toll-Free voice registry for administration and routing data for all Toll-Free Numbers in the North American Numbering Plan, as authorized by the Federal Communications Commission. Somos also operates the Texting and Smart Services Registry, the centralized registry for administration and routing data for Toll-Free messaging and multimedia services. Additional information is available at www.somos.com
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