NEWTON, Mass. (PRWEB) October 11, 2005
GotVMail Communications, provider of virtual PBX outsourced telecommunications solutions for small businesses, home-based businesses and mobile professionals, announced today that the Company’s founder and CEO, Siamak Taghaddos, has been named to the eighth annual Boston Business Journal “40 under 40” list which appeared in the publication’s October 7 issue.
The 2005 “40 under 40” list recognizes what the publication calls “forty of Boston’s best and brightest young professionals.” Selection was made by a panel of editors who assessed nominees’ influence on industry and local business. Also important in the selection process, according to the publication, were nominee contributions to the civic health of Greater Boston through volunteer work and other forms of philanthropy.
“Boston's competitive advantage is its collective brainpower," said Michael Olivieri, publisher of the Boston Business Journal. “Our 2005 ‘40 Under 40’ class reflects the deep talent pool that gives Boston its economic edge. Our goal is to choose a class that highlights individual achievement and also represents the breadth and promise of the local economy.”
“I am very pleased to receive this award on behalf of the entire GotVMail team,” said Siamak Taghaddos, president and CEO of GotVMail. “We are an enthusiastic group of young professionals all dedicated to providing the best possible telecommunications services to our small business customers to help their companies sound more professional, be more productive, and grow more rapidly.”
GotVMail was born out of a market need Taghaddos identified running his first company, an online business that offered discounted pagers to customers all over the United States. He recognized a need for an affordable, powerful and feature-rich hosted communications service for small- and home-based businesses as well as mobile professionals. Specifically, what he hoped to find was an affordable, professional-sounding voicemail service that would enable him to compete with larger competitors. Not able to find a voicemail service that fit his needs, Taghaddos entered Babson College in the fall of 1999 and did two things: Successfully sold his pager business to a distributor and began honing his GotVMail business strategy.
What emerged was a hosted telecommunications service that would allow small businesses to sound larger than they were, stay better connected to their customers and prospects, be more productive, and which would be much less expensive than purchasing and maintaining onsite telecommunications hardware and software equipment.
By its second month in business in 2003, GotVMail was profitable and growing. Today, GotVMail − “the professional sound of today’s small business” − provides industry-leading virtual voice communications services to over 10,000 small- and home-based businesses, entrepreneurs, and other independent business professionals without the need to purchase expensive telephone equipment or software. GotVMail's VirtualOne Service offers customers virtual toll free and/or local numbers with multiple mailboxes/extensions, live call forwarding, music-on-hold, dial-by-name directory, advanced voicemail and much more.
In addition to guiding GotVMail business mission, Taghaddos volunteers for several Boston-area organizations. He is a member of the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization; contributes extensive time to the Iranian Association of Boston, driving the organization’s online branding; and volunteers as a mentor for Babson students. Taghaddos is also frequently called upon to judge entrepreneurial awards for Babson student programs.
GotVMail Communications offers the most advanced and affordable suite of hosted, virtual and on-demand telecommunications services that allow small- and home-based businesses, as well as mobile professionals, to sound more professional and function more productively. Starting at just $9.95 a month, the VirtualOne service from GotVMail provides the “big company” functionality of a large company phone system without the need to purchase or maintain expensive onsite equipment. Features include the myGotVMail advanced online administration tool; a virtual toll free or local number; customized main greeting; multiple mailboxes for departments and employees; call forwarding to any phone or extension anywhere in the world; and email delivery of voice and fax messages. More information about GotVMail can be found at http://www.gotvmail.com.
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