ATLANTA, GA, February 01, 2006 - Premiere Global Services, Inc. (NYSE: PGI), a global outsource provider of business process solutions, today announced that its Conferencing Solutions Chief Technology Officer, Randy Leigh, is a recipient of the TeleSpan Pace Award 2005. The annual award recognizes leading teleconferencing professionals with a history of more than a decade of industry contributions and accomplishments.
Leigh’s unique combination of technical, industry and customer-centric innovation led to the recognition. According to Elliot Gold, founder and publisher of TeleSpan, “No one, and we mean no one, has been as instrumental in the technological foundations and advances in the voice conferencing market as Randy Leigh, period, end of sentence.”
With more than 15 years’ experience in software development and technology-related fields, Leigh manages and oversees technology innovation in Premiere Global’s systems development and research and development departments. Leigh and his teams have consistently developed and brought to market a number of firsts for the conferencing industry designed to streamline business processes and to make communications easier for Premiere Global clients.
“Randy has the vision to create technologies that simplify our customers’ business processes and a remarkable talent for delivering those innovations in a way that provides the most value for our customers,” said Ted Schrafft, President, Conferencing & Collaboration, Premiere Global Services, Inc. “Randy’s leadership in pioneering ReadyConference® GlobalMeet®, an automated VoIP-based international conferencing solution, and PremiereCallSM AuditoriumSM, an operator-assisted service featuring automated passcode entry, exemplify his commitment to providing Premiere Global’s customers with on-demand capabilities.”
Leigh joined Premiere Global Services in 1998 following his work as a project leader for Lacerte Software (now owned by Intuit), where he helped develop leading-edge Windows®-based tax software. Earlier he operated a computer consulting company in Mesquite, Texas. Leigh is the co-author of a database programming book entitled “Enable Command Performance” and has been published on programming techniques in national journals. He also has served as an instructor at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois and is considered a thought leader in the conferencing industry.
About Premiere Global Services, Inc.
Premiere Global Services, Inc., formerly Ptek Holdings, Inc., is a leading global provider of innovative business communications and data services. Customers use our ASP platform to conduct traditional and VoIP-based collaboration sessions and to process and deliver large quantities of individualized, business critical information. Premiere Global offers outsourced document delivery, data capture, alerts/notifications and campaign management solutions that automate customers' business processes and improve efficiency levels enterprise-wide. We also offer a full suite of conferencing solutions, including automated, operator-assisted and Web collaboration services that enable customers to communicate real-time via our advanced, open standards global conferencing platform.
Premiere Global serves more than 46,000 corporate accounts in nearly every business sector, throughout 18 countries worldwide. Our corporate headquarters is located at 3399 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 700, Atlanta, GA 30326. Additional information can be found at www.pgi.com.
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