|ARLINGTON, VA, June 30, 2009 – Avalon Global Solutions (AGS), a leading provider of telecom lifecycle management solutions, today announced the appointment of Dr. Hossein Eslambolchi, former Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer of ATT, to its Board of Advisors as Chief Technology Advisor. The addition of Eslambolchi, an influential thought leader and scientific innovator within the telecom industry, will help AGS in broadening its solutions to meet the changing needs of enterprises as mobile management evolves to include enterprise networking and information security.Dr. Eslambolchi is currently chairman of 2020 Venture Partners, which provides technology and operations consulting to private equity and venture capital firms in the area of telecommunications IP software and infrastructure. In addition to serving as AT&T’s CTO from 2000 to 2005, Dr. Eslambolchi was president of the AT&T Global Networking Technology Services, president and CEO of AT&T Labs, and chief information officer during his 19 years with the company. Called “a bold, pragmatic visionary” by Business Week Magazine, Dr. Eslambolchi holds more than 1000 patents and has won numerous awards, including the AT&T Science and Technology Medal.
“AGS’ executive leadership represents a team of seasoned telecommunications executives who understand that the mobile lifecycle and telecom expense management (TEM) market space is evolving as the convergence of IT and telecom mature and gain in sophistication,” said Dr. Eslambolchi. “In response to these market changes, AGS is expanding its capabilities to manage mobility in terms of mobile computing and communications. I am excited at the prospect of utilizing my technical and industry knowledge to help strengthen AGS’ solutions for managing mobility and executing global expansion. AGS is a market segment leader, incorporating network solutions and cyber-security into their core offerings.”
“Hossein’s technical accomplishments bring great acclaim and credibility to AGS’ solutions.” said Michael Mansouri,” chairman and CEO of AGS. “Additionally, as our Chief Technical Advisor, Hossein will provide invaluable guidance and leadership to our team. The addition of Dr. Eslambolchi further positions AGS for rapid growth, domestically and internationally, throughout 2009 and beyond.”
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