Urban Communications Inc.

Urban Communications Inc.

January 15, 2015 08:00 ET

Urban Communications Inc. Announces Key Management Hires

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan. 15, 2015) - Urban Communications Inc. (TSX VENTURE:UBN) -

Vancouver based Urban Communications Inc., one of the country's first telecom providers to deliver Gigabit Ethernet to the home, is pleased to announce that it has made significant additions to its product and marketing teams with the hiring of Jon Paul Janze as Vice-President, Product, and Andrea Shillington as Director, Marketing.

Jon Paul Janze is a seasoned product management and marketing leader with more than 15 years experience guiding the creation of innovative products and services that meet market needs and get results. Past positions include head of Product Marketing for a global ($40M revenue) email security provider, Director of Product Management at Sutus, Director Product Development Group at Adzilla New Media, and Senior Management at Sporg.com where he played a critical role growing this startup from $0 to $25M in annual processing.

With a reputation for coaching and sharing knowledge, Jon Paul builds high functioning teams and is able to work collaboratively with stakeholder groups to get products to market.

Jon Paul has an MBA in Digital Technology Management and is a past marketing chair for the Vancouver chapter of the Young Entrepreneurs Association.

Andrea Shillington is a branding expert with 10 years experience branding start-ups to large sized businesses. Andrea is a natural at creating disruptive business models and applying technology to traditional bricks and mortar businesses. She has worked internationally in the Middle East, Europe and North America, leading a wide variety of projects ranging from rebranding the United Arab Emirates' federal government, to rebranding hospitality groups, telecommunications and real estate developers. Previously she was a Brand Director for WOW Branding in Vancouver as well as a brand consultant for London, UK, based Fitch.

"Jon Paul has the experience and track record to hit the ground running on our residential and commercial product launches, and with Andrea's vast marketing and branding experience, Urban will follow her lead as we enter the market in an aggressive and disruptive way," said John Farlinger, CEO of Urban Communications Inc.

Urban Communications owns and operates a 200 km. fibre optic network throughout metro Vancouver and Victoria. The company is about to launch Urbanfibre with services equal to 1000 Mbps to residential and commercial buildings along its fibre optic core network.

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Contact Information

  • Urban Communications Inc. contact:
    John Farlinger
    Chief Executive Officer
    Phone: (604) 763-7565