Michael L. Evans Joins Custom Toll Free as President

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Roll-up expert to spearhead 2009 acquisition strategy for market leader in vanity toll-free numbers.

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Custom Toll Free (http://customtollfree.com), a leader in the field of consumer awareness and marketing through vanity toll free telephone numbers, has hired Michael L. Evans as its new president.

Evans comes to Custom Toll Free from Certified Security Solutions, Inc., a national security and compliance consulting firm he co-founded in 2001 and built to $5.9 million in annual revenue. Previously Evans had been involved in the roll-up of four private, regional IT companies to create the national IT consulting firm Cotelligent, Inc., where he served as President and COO through 1999.

Evans' arrival marks the launch of Custom Toll Free's plans for acquisitions and an initial public offering in the coming months.

"We are excited about having Michael Evans join our team," said Christopher Rugh, founder and CEO of Custom Toll Free. "His years of experience in roll-up and public company management will be key to the success of our acquisition strategy for 2009." Rugh added that, despite the economic downturn, he sees strong potential for business growth in Custom Toll Free's sector.

Evans holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from Washington State University and is a member of the Seattle Business Leaders Forum, the Northwest Entrepreneur Network, and the Washington Technology Industry Association. While under his leadership, Certified Security Solutions was named to the Puget Sound Business Journal's list of "100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Washington" in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008.

About Custom Toll Free:
Custom Toll Free is the national leader in the field of consumer awareness and marketing by way of vanity toll free telephone numbers. The company was founded in 1997 by Christopher Rugh to support companies looking to promote their businesses via premium toll free numbers. Rugh, who specialized in buying and reselling bankrupt companies, noticed that in almost all cases, one of the most valuable assets of a company was its toll free number. Today, Custom Toll Free recognizes the toll free telephone number as the vital link between a company and its customers. Custom Toll Free serves a diverse customer base that includes venture-backed, medium- to-large size businesses with a new service or product offering; companies of all sizes that are looking to upgrade or rebrand their business image; and companies seeking basic 1-800 numbers for direct-response tracking.

Custom Toll Free at PR (at) customtollfree.com or 1-800-CUSTOMIZE.



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