Strengthening our IT team is critical to continuing our success
Reston, VA (Vocus) February 17, 2009
Simplexity, the leading online seller of wireless phones and service plans, today announced that Michael Berkley has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Berkley is an accomplished IT executive who brings to his new role over twenty years of technology experience in both the public and private sector. As CIO, Berkley will be responsible for all aspects of information technology at Simplexity including software development, IT architecture/infrastructure, network engineering, outsourcing, strategic planning, and operations.
"Strengthening our IT team is critical to continuing our success," said Zeinfeld. "Mike brings exactly the kind of leadership, industry knowledge, and passion for customer service that we are looking for. I am confident that we will benefit immensely from his extensive experience, expertise and commitment to excellence; attributes that will help drive our mission of being the leader in the wireless and home connectivity service marketplaces.
Berkley joins Simplexity from WorldSpace, Inc., a global information and media company based in Maryland where he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer since 2005.
Prior to this role, he held executive IT and consulting roles for a variety of companies including Erol's, RCN and Sprint. In addition to his IT experience, Michael previously served as Chief Executive Officer for GenuNet, Inc. Berkley received his BBA in Administrative Computer Systems from Hofstra University.
"I am very excited to join an exceptionally talented and innovative team at Simplexity," said Berkley. "Our e-commerce tools are second to none for the activation and fulfillment of cell phones and home connectivity services. I look forward to building on that strong foundation by helping our IT team reach unprecedented levels of speed and service for our customers."
Simplexity is the leading online retailer of cell phones and wireless plans. Simplexity's technology solutions include merchandising, procurement, customer service, billing, customer relationship marketing, order processing and cell phone activations for the largest carriers in the U.S. We operate private label websites for some of the largest names in retail using unrivaled, proprietary systems. Simplexity also operates the popular website Wirefly (http://www.wirefly.com), the leading one-stop cell phone and wireless plan comparison shopping site that has been awarded "Best of the Web" by Forbes magazine and "Best in Overall Customer Experience" by Keynote Systems. For more information about the company, its products and services, visit the Simplexity corporate website at http://www.simplexity.com.
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