Telarus Hires David Bashford as New COO

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New Executive to Manage the Telarus Support Team and Continue to Enhance Overall Partner Experience

David Bashford

Telarus, Inc. distributor of commercial data, IP, and voice services, announced today that it has hired David Bashford to serve as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. Bashford comes to Telarus after serving as the President and Managing Principal of the Leavitt Group, the second largest privately held insurance brokerage in the country.

"Telarus is one of the few companies in this industry with a keen focus on processes, technology, and adding value to their partners," observed Bashford. "I am excited to join the Telarus executive team and to leverage my 20 years of experience running large companies. The culture of success that Telarus has created is contagious both among its partners and employees, and I'm looking forward to working with my new team to lay the groundwork that will allow Telarus to support its partners on a deeper level."

Prior to joining the Leavitt Group Bashford worked as the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for Van Gilder, a large commercial insurance and employee benefit broker in the Rocky Mountain region. Bashford received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver.

"We are very excited that David has decided to join the Telarus executive team," added Adam Edwards, president of Telarus, Inc. "David will bring new ideas, experience, and talent to Telarus and the broader telecom channel at-large. Under his leadership our partners and employees will have access to a professional who cares about his team and about the overall Telarus partner experience."

About Telarus

Telarus, Inc., a value added distributor that holds contracts with the world's leading commercial telecommunication carriers, makes it easier and more profitable for solution providers, VARs, and MSPs to sell and source voice and data WAN solutions. Our patented GeoQuote platform combines real-time carrier pricing with advanced research features and branded proposals. Telarus' experienced sales staff is strategically focused on enterprise WAN and high-capacity bandwidth solutions, making it easier to find the best offer, every time. For its part, Telarus has been named the top Master Agent by the members of the Telecom Association in each of the past three years, the first and only company in the carrier channel to accomplish this feat. Whether you are a top producer or a voice-and-data expert just starting out on your own, there is a place for you in the Telarus community. For more information on the Telarus partner program, please visit,, or call the new partner hotline at 877-346-3232.

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