Netcelerate Corporation Appoints Chief Financial Officer

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Ron Blair named CFO as Netcelerate experiences new levels of growth

Netcelerate announced today a significant addition to its senior management team; effective immediately, Netcelerate is pleased to appoint Ron Blair as Chief Financial Officer, a seasoned financial executive and chartered accountant.

“I’m thrilled at the opportunity to work with a growing company like Netcelerate. I’m looking forward to becoming instrumental to the corporate vision and financial strategy of Netcelerate as we position the company financially for future success,” says Ron Blair, Chief Financial Officer of Netcelerate.

Blair comes to Netcelerate with extensive experience in corporate finance, financial management and M&A. With previous experience in several Ottawa and Montreal based high technology firms, Blair has been the Chief Financial Officer of the following companies: AIT Advanced Information Technologies Inc., Cambrian Systems Corp., Dragonwave Inc., Atreus Systems Inc., PyroPhotonics Lasers Inc. and Anomalous Networks Inc. Blair has raised $100’s of millions in structured and venture financing in his career and has contributed to the successful exit of many of the above referenced companies including the acquisition of Cambrian Systems Corp. by Nortel Networks for $300M in December of 1998. In April 2008, Blair played an integral role in the acquisition of Atreus Systems Inc. by Sonus Networks Inc., as well as the October 2010 acquisition of PyroPhotonic Lasers Inc. by Electro Scientific Industries Inc. Most recently, Blair was a fundamental contributor to the acquisition of Anomolous Networks by Tangoe Inc. in January 2012.

“As Netcelerate reaches new levels in terms of maturity and growth, we are tremendously pleased to add Ron Blair to our executive team. His expertise in strategic financial management will be truly valuable as we continue forward on our path of strategic growth,” says Jack Hunt, Chief Executive Officer of Netcelerate.

Blair will be based in Ottawa at Netcelerate’s headquarters.

Netcelerate has become a leader in transforming business communications by providing small and medium enterprises with business grade phone systems, hosted and managed voice and data services, business communications, and mobility solutions. The company’s solutions have been built using Cloud Computing architecture and robust, manageable network access technology to ensure the best quality of service and the highest security for their customers. Netcelerate strives to provide affordable, easy-to-use, cost-saving solutions that are simple to integrate, modify and scale to accommodate enterprise growth. Netcelerate provides their customers with great telecommunication cost savings while maintaining high resiliency.

Netcelerate was established in 2003 and is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, with offices in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and New York. Netcelerate offers private networks across Canada, with network coverage in all major U.S. cities through various partnerships.

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