I love that there are companies hiring, even as many more are firing. That is why this story is so compelling and wonderful! It illustrates a company, Pangaea Networks, that specializes in managed Ethernet Network Services in the New York Metro market, that is growing and expanding!
Ethernet Network Services are a preferred network connection because of the ease of use and ‘plug and play’ application that it offers an array of companies that require easy to use access to global communication networks. Ethernet, an emerging trend only a few years ago, is now the preferred interconnection technology choice and Pangaea is in an ideal position to help companies realize the ease and potential of this technology.
Kevin Black, well known and proven industry excecutive chose to leave his position at Qwest to join Pangaea. Another case and point – a senior, experienced industry executive – who is in the ‘know’ – joined ranks with Pangaea – something is up, and that means only good things for this company. As Vice President of Business Development, Black will spearhead business development initiatives and also unveil a new Agent/Channel program which will provide Pangaea with an expanded market reach for their Carrier and Enterprise PANMetro™ Ethernet service.
I am excited to be part of this announcement and welcome you to share this joy with me and to congratulate Kevin Black in his new role. In times of economic hardship there is a tremendous amount of opportunity for innovation and acceleration for the right type of company(s). Pangaea is well positioned for success as their solutions are simple, cost effective and solve many connectivity issues both Carriers and Enterprise businesses currently face. Innovation? Yes, Cost-Effective? Absolutely.
BELOW IS A COPY OF THE PRESS RELEASE ISSUED JANUARY 27, 2009
Pangaea Networks Hires a New Vice President of Business Development
Appointment of Kevin Black advances the company’s strategic Metro Ethernet network expansion; will oversee the newly formed Channel Sales division
MetroConnect Miami, FL and Glen Rock, NJ – January 27, 2009: Pangaea Networks, a niche provider of Carrier Class Metro Ethernet transport services in the New York Metro market, including New Jersey, today announced that Kevin Black has been appointed to lead the company’s Business Development unit. In his role as Vice President of Business Development, Black will focus on expanding Pangaea’s on-net footprint throughout the New York Metro Area to address the increased demand for Ethernet services to Enterprise businesses. In addition, Black will be responsible for growing the Channel Sales division, recruiting top agents and master agents whose businesses can benefit from Pangaea’s PANMetro™ Ethernet service.
Black has over 10 years of industry recognized expertise in last mile transport solutions within the wholesale carrier and enterprise space. Most recently, Kevin served as Qwest Communications’ Product Specialist for the Northeast Region, where he was named one of the top three performers in the nation for 2008. His efforts resulted in increased revenue and profitability for Qwest, in addition to an enhanced customer-focused approach that helped bring top tier new customers to the firm.
“Kevin Black’s long term success in generating outsized revenues is attributed to both his experience and the credibility that he has gained from a consistent outstanding sales performance,” said Kevin Rocks, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Pangaea Networks. “We are excited to have a professional of Black’s credentials join our management team to leverage the recent successes of our company and to further our expansion within the region as a top provider of Carrier Class Metro Ethernet services for both Carriers and Enterprise customers.”
“Pangaea’s accelerated growth rate in such a short period and in the midst of an economic downturn, speaks volumes to their first rate execution and service delivery,” commented Black. “I look forward to contributing to Pangaea’s success in 2009 and beyond and am thrilled to be a member of this world class Metro Ethernet Service Provider Company.”
About Pangaea Networks
Based in Glen Rock, NJ, Pangaea Networks is a pioneer in the deployment of Managed Ethernet services from the Enterprise market to select carrier hotels and data centers. Pangaea designs Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN) configurations to “off-net” and other commercial building locations throughout the Northeast US. As a niche Wholesale Metro Ethernet service provider, Pangaea Networks utilizes only Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Certified network elements and aggregation platforms, backed by Pangaea’s carrier class standard Service Level Agreement (SLA).
For more details on Pangaea’s Carrier Class PANMetro™ Ethernet transport service, please visit us at: http://www.pangaeanetworks.com
For more information on MEF standards for Carrier Ethernet, please visit the Metro Ethernet Forum website at: http://www.metroethernetforum.org