With 31% revenue growth in 2012 and continued growth projected in 2013, the company is finding success in attracting proven telecom talent
RALEIGH, NC – May 6, 2013 – Bandwidth, the leading choice for innovative and scalable voice, 911 and SMS solutions, today announced three additions to the executive team, appointing Ken Grelck as Senior Vice President of Sales, Brent Mello as Vice President of Origination and Messaging Products and Ryan Henley as Vice President of Customer Operations.
“We’ve had a banner couple years in our wholesale and enterprise business,” said Steve Leonard, EVP and General Manager, Bandwidth. “We’ve experienced 31 percent growth in revenue in 2012, expanded our product portfolio and have become the de facto choice for providers seeking to do innovative things with voice and SMS. Along the way, we’ve grown our team, bringing in leaders from around the industry. We’re continuing that today, adding key leaders for sales, product and customer support. All three have deep industry experience and relationships – they’ll be a huge asset and a great complement to the talents of our existing leadership team.”
Ken Grelck will lead sales for the company’s wholesale and enterprise business as Senior Vice President of Sales at Bandwidth. Prior to joining Bandwidth, Grelck held sales leadership positions at Calix and Nortel, bringing a wealth of experience in leading organizations in the telecommunications, networking and services industry. In his new role, he will focus on developing sales and distribution strategies that drive revenue and market share growth. Mr. Grelck holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of New York, an MBA from Campbell University, has served on several profit and non-profit boards and proudly served in the U.S. Air Force.
Joining Grelck as the Vice President of Origination and Messaging Products, Brent Mello will lead strategy, growth, P&L management and execution for these product lines supporting the company’s wholesale and enterprise customers. Mello brings more than 14 years of industry experience and has held leadership positions at both Level 3 and IntelePeer, leading strategy, business development, voice peering, direct interconnection and special access cost management. Mello has a BS in Biology and Chemistry from the University Of Denver and an MBA from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.
Rounding out the trio of new hires is Ryan Henley, who will assume responsibility for iRevenue Assurance & Customer Billing, Data Services, the Customer Account Management team and Customer Experience as VP of Customer Operations. Henley has more than 20 years of experience in the telecom, managed hosting and colocation business. Prior to joining the Bandwidth team, Henley was a consultant for Advanced Technology Group assisting their managed hosting and colocation clients. He also held operational roles at Qwest, OpSource and Liquid Networx. Henley served as a communications officer in the Army and holds a bachelor’s degree in Management from Georgetown University and a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Colorado. He is also a Certified Project Management Professional and Six Sigma Black Belt.
Grelck will work out of the company’s Raleigh headquarters. Both Henley and Mello will operate out of Bandwidth’s Denver office.
The team at Bandwidth supports leading providers including Ring Central, Pinger and Marchex, and thousands of enterprise customers, with best-of-breed tools, a 49 state CLEC footprint, and the market clout of being one of the largest providers in the country. Today, with more than 35 million numbers in inventory to over 7,000 rate centers and nationwide 911 coverage, Bandwidth represents a new alternative for comprehensive voice and 911 services.
Bandwidth is among the nation’s largest and fastest-growing communication technology companies. The company operates four divisions – inetwork, Phonebooth, Broadband and republic wireless – that all share a mission of transforming the communications industry. Across the four divisions, Bandwidth provides a full range of communications services, including wholesale voice origination and termination, a full suite of 911 services, hosted VoIP and internet connectivity service for SMBs, and a consumer wireless business. Founded in 1999, and a certified CLEC in 49 states, Bandwidth is a profitable company headquartered in Cary, NC with a large remote office in Denver, CO and field offices in eight other cities.