Pac-West Telecomm, Inc.

Pac-West Telecomm, Inc.

January 16, 2008 10:00 ET

Pac-West Telecomm, Inc. Names Andrew R. Burroughs Chief Operating Officer

Telecommunications Industry Expert Drives Pac-West's Operations

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 16, 2008) - Pac-West Telecomm, Inc. ("Pac-West"), a wholesale provider of advanced telecommunications services, announced Andrew R. Burroughs has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer. In this position, Burroughs is leading the company's network, sales, marketing, billing, regulatory and legal initiatives. Pac-West Telecomm is a private company, wholly owned by Columbia Ventures Corporation (CVC).

"As a seasoned expert in global telecommunications with a proven track record in growing successful companies, Andrew is a real asset to the firm as we capitalize on many exciting opportunities in the coming months," says Hal Turner, Chief Executive Officer, Pac-West Telecomm, Inc. "His demonstrated expertise, industry background and leadership will be invaluable to our team."

Burroughs brings extensive operations, sales and marketing experience in both the enterprise and carrier markets required for Pac-West to achieve its new mission. He has held various senior executive management positions in the international telecommunications, long distance, wireless and software industry segments. Most recently he was the Managing Partner of The Helios Group, Inc. (www.heliosgroup.org), a provider of strategic management services. At Helios, Burroughs helped found several new start ups in the carrier software services, offshore calling center and wireless arenas.

Prior to the Helios Group, Burroughs was Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager at Apogee Networks, an enterprise and carrier software billing provider. Burroughs was also Vice President/General Manager at Teleglobe, where he was responsible for managing two of Teleglobe's business units: its enterprise services division and its global value added services businesses. He also held the position of Vice President of Global Marketing at Teleglobe. Other positions held include: Senior Vice President Operations of TeleZone Corporation, a wireless services provider; President, Mobilink, the North American cellular consortium; Vice President, Global Marketing at Sprint International, Vice President Sales & Marketing of PTAT (Private TransAtlantic Telecommunications Corporation).

"I am delighted to have joined Pac-West at a time when the company is well positioned to regain momentum in the marketplace," adds Burroughs. "Our objective is to significantly improve operational and financial efficiency as well as regain the growth initiative at Pac-West. To achieve this we will introduce new services and network expansion for our more than 250 current customers as well as aggressively seek out new customer opportunities."

Burroughs' education includes a MBA from San Francisco State University and a BA in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley, where he graduated with High Honors. Burroughs also holds numerous academic awards including that of Fulbright Scholar, Fellow of the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry, President's Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley, California State Scholar and Alumni Scholar at Berkeley.

About Pac-West Telecomm

Pac-West provides advanced telecommunications and data services, enabling traditional and next-generation providers to efficiently design, deploy, and deliver integrated communication solutions. Pac-West Telecomm is entering its twenty-eighth year of operation. For more information about Pac-West, visit http://www.pacwest.com.

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