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ACT Staffs Up with Industry Veterans as a Result of Continued Growth


Audio, web and video conferencing provider adds four sales and business development executives in United States

Lakewood, Colo., — Oct. 27, 2010 — As a result of its continued focus on growth and account management, ACT Conferencing has expanded its U.S. employee base with the addition of four sales and business development executives, each with several years of experience in the conferencing industry. Bob Marone and Jeff Smith have been appointed global sales executives, Guy Ventoliere has been named global account manager, and Barbara Huarte now oversees the east coast region as the new business development manager.

“These four individuals bring with them proven track records specific to the conferencing industry and they are extremely talented, well-rounded professionals,” said Marina Bogard, chief sales and marketing officer, ACT Conferencing. “Bob, Jeff, Guy and Barbara are already seen as key contributors to our business and we are excited to have them on board.”

Marone joined ACT from Easylink Services International where he served as a major accounts manager. Prior to that, Marone was a global accounts sales manager for Premiere Global Services, Inc. Smith also worked for Premiere Global Services where he served as a global account manager, and before that, he was the director of sales e-marketing. Prior to that, Smith served as the director of national accounts for Genesys Conferencing.

In addition, Ventoliere, a new global account manager, previously served as the director of sales for Staging Techniques and before that he was a key account manager for Genesys Conferencing. And, now overseeing east coast business development, Huarte joined ACT from Global Crossing where she worked as the east coast manager of business development. Prior to that, she was a business solutions specialist for Premiere Global Services.

“Having spent 20 years in this industry, I have seen many changes in terms of services, features and pricing, but one key factor that determines success remains constant – customer service,” said Huarte. “ACT is 100 percent focused on its customers by providing them with the highest quality services and around the clock support. This approach to business makes it possible for all of us to be successful. I’m thrilled to be part of this organization.”

About ACT Conferencing
Established in 1989, ACT Conferencing is a global provider of corporate audio, web and video collaboration services. ACT’s integrated platforms provide managed, international and local-language services. The company is headquartered in Golden, Colorado, with operations in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Netherlands, Singapore and the UK. For more information, visit

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