SOURCE: MacroSolve Inc.

MacroSolve Inc.

May 16, 2011 07:10 ET

MacroSolve Appoints Veteran Telecom Executive Howard Janzen as Executive Chairman of the Board

Former Sprint, One Communications & Williams Communications Executive to Lead MacroSolve's Accelerated Growth

TULSA, OK--(Marketwire - May 16, 2011) - MacroSolve, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MCVE) (OTCQB: MCVE) ("MacroSolve" or the "Company"), a leading provider of mobile technologies, apps and solutions for businesses, today announced that veteran telecom executive Howard Janzen has been appointed as the Company's Executive Chairman of the Board. Mr. Janzen has been with MacroSolve since 2006, serving as a member of its board of directors and Chairman of its Compensation Committee.

"MacroSolve is at a critical acceleration point in its business. We're seeing how our patented app technology is driving traction in a relatively new app market that is growing at rates rarely seen in any industry. We have a great opportunity to execute a growth plan that can place MacroSolve in a central role in the global mobile solutions and app market," stated MacroSolve Chairman, Howard Janzen.

MacroSolve's former Chairman, Jim McGill, is assuming the new position of Vice Chairman. In his new role, Mr. McGill will focus his time and attention on protecting and monetizing the Company's intellectual property. Mr. McGill's considerable talents and experience will also continue to be actively employed for the benefit of MacroSolve as the Company addresses a high-growth market for its mobile apps.

Howard Janzen was most recently CEO of One Communications, one of the largest privately-held, multi-regional integrated telecommunications solutions providers in the United States. One Communications serves approximately 160,000 small and mid-sized business customers in 18 states. Under Mr. Janzen's leadership, One Communications was sold in April of this year to Earthlink Communications.

Mr. Janzen has more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications and energy industries. Prior to joining One Communications, he was President of Sprint Business Solutions, where he was responsible for Sprint's $12 billion worldwide business customer base, ranging from small business to Sprint's largest domestic and international accounts. His responsibilities included integration of Sprint's wireless, wireline, local voice and data services.

Prior to Sprint, Janzen was Chairman, President and CEO of Williams Communications Group, where he led the company in completing its $7 billion next generation fiber network. He earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in metallurgical engineering from The Colorado School of Mines and is a licensed Professional Engineer. He completed the Harvard Business School Program for Management Development.

About MacroSolve

MacroSolve, Inc. is a pioneer in delivering mobile apps, technologies, and solutions to businesses and government. Founded in 1997, the company has an extensive network including the top name brands in wireless hardware and software as well as wireless carriers. Leveraging its intellectual property portfolio, MacroSolve is positioned to become a leader in the mobile app space, projected to become a $17.5 billion market by 2012 according to Chetan Sharma Consulting. The company operates through its subsidiaries including Anyware Mobile Solutions ( and Illume Mobile ( For more information, visit MacroSolve ( or call 800-401-8740.

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