eSecuritel CFO Named Finalist in Atlanta Business Chronicle’s CFO of the Year Award

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eSecuritel, a leading provider of cell phone and wireless products insurance services, announced that its chief financial officer, Kathy Miller has been named a finalist in the Atlanta CFO of the Year Awards in the category of private small company.

eSecuritel, a leading provider of cell phone and wireless products insurance services, announced that its chief financial officer, Kathy Miller has been named a finalist in the Atlanta CFO of the Year Awards in the category of private small company. The award honors the area’s top chief financial officers who recognize opportunities, identify and manage risk, diminish debt and achieve profitable growth. Presented by Atlanta Business Chronicle and The Association of Corporate Growth, the award ceremony will be held Friday, June 3, 2011 at 7:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

Kathy Miller joined eSecuritel in March 2009 as Chief Financial Officer. Miller was most recently chief financial officer of Movius Interactive Corporation, a messaging, collaboration and mobile media solutions provider. Prior to joining Movius, Miller spent nine years with Witness Systems, a publicly traded workforce optimization company, which merged with Verint, a leading provider of actionable intelligence solutions for workforce optimization and security intelligence, where she had been senior vice president of global finance and accounting.

Prior to Witness, Miller was director of finance of MapInfo Corporation, a publicly traded business intelligence company, which merged with Pitney Bowes. Miller began her career as a certified public accountant for Coopers and Lybrand. She is a graduate of Alfred University.

During Kathy’s tenure, the company has grown revenue over 43 percent and has expanded its employee base in Atlanta by more than 75 percent, adding 34 employees. Additionally, the company added its first international partner. Kathy has been instrumental in supporting this growth by improving financial reporting and controls, providing increased visibility about the business through improved forecasting, managing debt, expanding the Atlanta offices, upgrading employee benefit programs, developing the corporate culture, and leading the effort that resulted in the acquisition of the company by Brightstar Corp.

In April, Brightstar Corp., a global leader in solutions for the wireless industry, acquired eSecuritel. The acquisition combines eSecuritel’s suite of cell phone protection and replacement programs, proprietary IT systems and processes along with Brightstar’s global logistics, device sourcing and IT customization capabilities.

“Kathy has brought eSecuritel to new heights. She fully deserves recognition for all her efforts, which span beyond her role as CFO. She has done a magnificent job for us in a short time and I thoroughly endorse her nomination. Her skills, hard work and passion for her job are palpable," said David Leach CEO of eSecuritel.

About Brightstar
Brightstar is a $4.6 billion dollar global services company focused on enhancing the performance and profitability of the key participants in the wireless device value chain: manufacturers, operators, retailers and enterprises enabling over 90,000 points of sale worldwide. The company provides a comprehensive range of more than 100 customized services in 50 countries consisting of value-added distribution, supply chain, retail and enterprise and consumer services. Brightstar’s services help customers manage the growing complexity of the wireless device value chain and enable them to increase product availability, extend and expand their channel reach and drive supply chain efficiencies by getting the right products to the right place at the right time for the best value. For more information on Brightstar, please visit http://www.brightstarcorp.com.

About eSecuritel
Founded in 2001, eSecuritel, the expert in comprehensive cell phone insurance and replacement programs, delivers an unparalleled customer experience for subscribers and profitability for carriers and dealers. Unlike other services where only malfunction is covered, eSecuritel provides phone protection for new, used, or prepaid wireless devices against loss, theft and accidental damage as well as mechanical/electronic failure and malfunction. As the cornerstone to our services delivery, our Handset Issue Tracking System, or HITS™ technology, easily integrates with a carrier’s or dealer’s systems, managing all aspects of the mobile phone insurance program from subscriber enrollment to claim fulfillment. It removes the burden of program management, making it possible to deliver faster adjudication and replacement services to subscribers. For more information, visit http://www.esecuritel.com.

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