Avalon Global Solutions – Ralph Rodriguez has joined Avalon Global’s Advisory Board

Mclean, Va. – January 31, 2011 – Avalon Global Solutions, Inc. (Avalon Global) a leading provider of comprehensive Business Process Outsourcing for mobility and telecom expense management services, is happy to announce that Ralph Rodriguez has joined Avalon Global’s Advisory Board. Mr. Rodriguez’ expertise and knowledge in the realm of technology and security is a great advantage in the growth and expansion of Avalon Global in the marketplace.
“Avalon Global’s vision is to be the premier leader in Mobile Managed Services across the globe, with Ralph’s more than 20 years of extensive experience and insight in the field of technology he has the ability to provide outstanding advice and strategy to our company,” said Michael Mansouri, Chairman and CEO of Avalon Global Solutions, Inc. “With the addition of Ralph advising us we have world-class talent in place for Avalon Global to excel.”
“As Smartphone based applications continue to grow within the enterprise, the need for Avalon Global’s cyber and information security solutions, focused on the mobile platform becomes increasingly critical,” said Mr. Rodriguez.
Mr. Rodriguez is currently the CEO and Founder of Delfigo Security and brings over 20 years of experience spanning management, IT, and entrepreneurship in a variety of roles. Previously, Mr. Rodriguez was the Senior VP and Research Director of the Technology Practice at Aberdeen Group, a Boston based technology research firm. Prior to his role at Aberdeen, Mr. Rodriguez was Chief Technology Officer of Brooks Automation’s Enterprise Software Division, which was acquired by Applied Materials in 2007. Previous positions include EVP and CIO of Excelon Corporation, and VP and CIO of C-bridge Internet Solutions. C-bridge merged with Excelon in September 2001.
Mr. Rodriguez is currently a Fellow at Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  Mr. Rodriguez has worked on security and advanced biometrics based on artificial intelligence (AI) at the MIT Media Lab. He is a graduate of the management program GPMD-MBA at IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Barcelona, Spain. He also completed several programs on technology management and research at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and The Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). Mr. Rodriguez also holds a BS in Computer Science and Technology from the US Army Institute (SOCAD) and is an honors graduate of several technical, operational, and communications schools in the United States Army, where he was a member of the elite 10th Mountain Division and the XVIII Airborne Corps. He is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War.
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Avalon Global Solutions, Inc. (Avalon Global) is a leading provider of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services for Enterprise Telecommunications Management including: Telecom Expense Management (TEM), Permission Based AuditSM, Mobile Lifecycle Management, Mobile Security, and Advanced Help Desk Support for mobile devices and applications.  Avalon Global supports over 400 mobile device types, pagers, cell phones, smart phones, air cards, mobile routers and tens of thousands of lines and circuits.  Avalon Global’s solutions align consumption with enterprise needs, increase visibility into and control over expenses and improve workforce satisfaction and productivity.  Avalon Global is privately held and headquartered in Hampton, VA.  For more information, please visit us athttp://www.avalonglobalsolutions.com.