SOURCE: CommerceTel

CommerceTel Corporation

January 27, 2011 08:15 ET

Distinguished Technology Executive and Former EDS Officer Joins CommerceTel Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - January 27, 2011) - CommerceTel Corporation (OTCBB: MFON), an award-winning provider of proprietary mobile marketing technologies and solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of John R. Harris to its Board of Directors.

John Harris is an early pioneer in the Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing industry with more than 30 years of experience in CEO and other executive positions. Mr. Harris spent 25 years at Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in a number of senior management positions ranging from Business Unit President to Group Vice President to Corporate Officer and was a significant contributor to the growth of the company as it scaled from $100 million in revenue to approximately $19 billion. Since EDS, Mr. Harris has been CEO of several private equity backed technology service companies where he has focused on developing new growth strategies, repositioning the companies to better serve their target markets, building strong leadership teams and creating value for shareholders.

"We see the digital lifestyle moving to the mobile platform at an historic pace," stated Mr. Harris. "CommerceTel is poised to participate in this game changing industry in a big way and I'm excited to join the company as a Director and help build a world-class company."

"I'm delighted to have Mr. Harris join our Board," said Dennis Becker, CommerceTel CEO. "John's background in a variety of technology sectors, along with his history and reputation as an executive officer and director, greatly enhance CommerceTel's potential for success and bring invaluable experience to our Board."

Mr. Harris was most recently President and CEO of eTelecare Global Solutions; a $300M private equity backed Business Process Outsourcing company delivering technical support, sales, and customer care services to the Fortune 1000 market. During his tenure, the company doubled revenues and expanded operations into the Philippines, Central America and South Africa while building an industry-leading management team. He successfully led the company's IPO, privatization and ultimate merger in 2009 that created a $1 billion BPO services company.

Mr. Harris graduated from the University of West Georgia with a BBA and MBA and is on the Board of Advisors to the Richardson School of Business. He has held board positions with a number of public and private telecommunications and technology services companies. He currently sits on the boards of Premier Global Services, The Hackett Group and BancTec Corporation. He has been a long-term member of Young Presidents' Organization and World Presidents' Organization. 

For more information, please visit http://www.commercetel.com.

About CommerceTel

CommerceTel is an award-winning provider of proprietary mobile marketing technologies and the inventor of C4, a unique, enterprise-grade platform empowering brands to engage mobile consumers via multiple channels. The only system of its kind, C4 is a cloud-based solution providing broad mobile communications and extensive CRM features. It is integrated with multiple tier-one PSTN/ IP carriers and micropayment processing facilities as well as with carrier premium SMS billing systems.

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Contact Information

  • Investor Contacts:
    John Liviakis
    Liviakis Financial Communications
    Phone: 415.389.4670
    Email Contact

    Company Contact:
    Dennis Becker
    CEO
    CommerceTel Corp.
    Phone: 619.725.0990
    Email Contact