Steve Bederman Takes On a New Growth Opportunity After Ten Years of Growing TouchStar

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Steve Bederman Thanks TouchStar's Employees, Customers, and Vendors for Ten Years of Growth

Steve Bederman, the Chief Executive Officer of TouchStar for the last ten years, has decided to take on a new opportunity at an emerging technology company. Steve will continue to assist TouchStar as an adviser.

Steve has been successful as the passionate leader of TouchStar since 1998. He was responsible for growing TouchStar from a two person start-up to a global communications technology company that today serves 2,500 call centers and businesses around the world. Throughout Steve's ten years of leadership, TouchStar has been recognized around the world for product quality and record growth.

TouchStar has received numerous awards for its world class communications technology from industry associations and publications such as: Customer Interactive Solutions, Collection Advisor, Internet Telephony, Speech Technology, Contact Center World, Call Connect, and Unified Communications.

TouchStar has also earned many awards for its growth and longevity. Inc. Magazine ranked TouchStar as the 40th fastest growing Telecommunications Company in America for 2008 as well as the 1,461st fastest growing private business in America. Deloitte Consulting recently recognized TouchStar as a "Fast 50" company for 2008. Colorado Biz Magazine recognized TouchStar for its place among the top 100 Colorado businesses in 2008. The Denver Business Journal has recognized TouchStar's rapid growth for six consecutive years.

Steve enthusiastically commented on his experience building TouchStar: "TouchStar has been my life for ten years! I send a sincere thank you to all the employees, customers, and vendors that have been a part of my TouchStar experience. I am proud of what we accomplished together and I am confident that TouchStar has a very bright future. Our entire management team worked hard this year to finely tune TouchStar's operating model for long term success as a mature business. Our work paid off because we made adjustments early in the year that put us ahead of the macro market challenges."

Steve added some insight regarding the path that he will be taking: "As I became confident in TouchStar's ability to operate successfully for the long term, I started to consider the next opportunity to do what really inspires me. I have always been intrigued by growth. I have decided to move on to a company that is ready for a growth driver. The new company is located in the United Kingdom and their technology is highly synergistic with TouchStar. Our relationship going forward will drive TouchStar and the new company to additional success."

About TouchStar
TouchStar develops and supports world class call center software with on-site and hosted deployment options. TouchStar serves over 2,500 global businesses and call centers from its headquarters in Denver and regional offices around the world. TouchStar's unified communications products include: call center software, traditional and VoIP telecommunications systems, predictive dialer s, automated voice messaging, advanced ACD & IVR, compliance management, and an innovative IP PBX phone system. For more information, please call 303.338.0200 or visit


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