LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 23, 2016) - GAWK, Inc. (OTC PINK: GAWK) CEO Scott Kettle announced today that the Company has hired Jodi Carrier as Vice President, Business Development, for GAWK. "Jodi, long a progressive influence in the telecommunications industry, was retained to address the vast number of acquisition and client opportunities GAWK has been presented with since our purchase of four companies, over two years, that complement GAWK's market strategy," Kettle said. "We are fortunate to have her as she confronts a complex growth path GAWK embraced when we embarked on building revenue through acquisition and organic growth."
Carrier's responsibilities include researching and identifying prospective purchases of data centers in Tier Two cities, retail marketing, and increasing the Company's international sales channel to generate demand and achieve revenue objectives across all GAWK product lines.
Carrier said, "I am pleased to be a member of the GAWK Team and look forward to applying my 20 plus years of experience in the Telecommunications Industry toward growing our offering of products and services, and keeping us on the cutting edge in both Retail and Wholesale Sectors. The team here at GAWK is second to none and I am fortunate to be in such good company."
Carrier has worked at Tandem Transit, LLC and Vitcom/Brooklyn, NY, as Vice President, Carrier Services. Prior to that, she was Director of Vendor Management and Voice Buyer O1 Communications, in El Dorado Hills, CA. At NetCom Services, in Dallas Texas, Jodi was Director of Carrier Services, and for two years, worked at Fonality, Inc., Culver City, CA, as Sr. Manager, Sales and Marketing. In addition, Carrier was Sales Manager, and responsible for Business Development for Xirrus Inc., located in Newbury Park, CA. She went to Duke University, and the International Telecommunications Union, Geneva Switzerland.
On Tuesday, May 24th, the Company filed its Annual Report for the year ended January 31, 2016, in which it reported that the Company's revenue for the year increased by 984%. GAWK's total assets increased last year to $7,249,750 from $3,297,640, or a rise of 219%, principally from four acquisitions made over the past 24 months. GAWK's business plan anticipates targeting cloud services companies for acquisition, developing vertical markets, and fast-tracking organic growth.
About GAWK, Inc.
GAWK, Inc. offers a suite of cloud communications, cloud connectivity, cloud computing, and managed cloud-based applications solutions to small, medium, and large businesses; and offers domestic and international voice services to communications carriers worldwide. It offers a suite of advanced data center and cloud-based services, including fault tolerant, high availability cloud servers, which comprise platform as a service, infrastructure as a service, and a content delivery network; managed network services that converge voice and data applications, structured cabling, wireless, and security services, as well as include Internet access via Ethernet or fiber at speeds ranging from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps; and data center solutions, including cloud services, colocation services, and business continuity services, such as storage and security. www.gawkinc.com
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