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StarVox Communications Appoints Tom Rowley as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors; Newest Board Member Brings 35 Years of Expertise to VoIP Service Provider
[December 06, 2005]

StarVox Communications Appoints Tom Rowley as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors; Newest Board Member Brings 35 Years of Expertise to VoIP Service Provider


SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Dec. 6, 2005 -- StarVox Communications, Inc. (StarVox), a facilities-based next-generation Infrastructure and Applications Service Provider, announced today that Thomas E. Rowley has been appointed as the Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors. Tom brings to StarVox his 35 years of experience in assisting early-stage technology companies to commercialize their technology and determine new markets. During his career, Tom has founded and helped grow nine venture-funded companies.



In past roles, Tom was the CEO of Preventsys, a supplier of enterprise security policy management software. He was a founder and CEO of Counterpane Internet Security, a managed security services provider. He also was the CEO of both Veridicom, a manufacturer of silicon fingerprint readers, and Centigram, a leader in the voice messaging market.

"We wanted our first outside director to be an experienced entrepreneur who could work directly with the StarVox team," said Dan Tompkins, a StarVox Board member and managing director of Novus Ventures. "Tom's background and experience is an ideal fit for the type of person we wanted to serve on the Board."


"I am very excited about the market opportunity for StarVox and the excellent growth prospects for the company," said Tom Rowley. "I believe my experience in building successful companies will be valuable to StarVox's team as the company executes its plan to capitalize on this significant opportunity."

With his engineering management and marketing expertise, Tom was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum (1992), and holds two patents with the U.S. Patent Office. Tom's experience includes leading the development of secure cryptographic semiconductors at National Semiconductor (NYSE: NSM). He has also lectured for business schools at Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley and Santa Clara University on how to fund and build a venture-backed company.

"Tom will be taking an active role in working with the StarVox team. Tom's proven success in marketing and engineering management provides expertise in two critical areas," said Doug Zorn, CEO of StarVox and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors. "I have known Tom for over 20 years and we are very fortunate to have access to someone of Tom's ability. We welcome him to our Board of Directors."

About StarVox

StarVox Communications (www.starvox.com) is a facilities-based next generation Infrastructure and Applications service provider. StarVox offers wholesale and retail traditional voice services and enhanced VoIP services over its domestic VoIP network and its international wholesale network. The Company's domestic VoIP network provides over 300 Points of Presence (POPs) which allow local access from over 80% of business sites. The company also provides local services to over 65% of business sites. A full suite of traditional and enhanced products is available to wholesale and retail customers. The international wholesale network offers reliable cost effective worldwide connectivity to both established and emerging carriers. StarVox is unique in owning both its application technologies and domestic and international networks. StarVox works with a variety of channels (ISPs, CLECs, Telecom Agents, Carriers, Affinity Groups, Property Management Groups, etc.) that are interested in migrating customers from traditional separate voice and data communications connections to a converged voice/data connection. StarVox offers a complete "turnkey" package of services to its channels with full individual branding. StarVox services target small, medium and larger sized businesses (both single site and multi-site) that are interested in lowering their communications monthly costs by 20% to 40% by migrating to a converged service. StarVox is a privately held company with headquarters in San Jose, CA. The Company is funded by prominent institutional investors.

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