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VITAL APPOINTS JERREL KEE AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
NAUGATUCK, Connecticut -- February 4, 2002 -- VITAL Network Services, a leader in pure-play global networking support and service, today announced the appointment of Jerrel Kee as chief financial officer (CFO). Kee has more than 20 years of corporate financial planning and management experience in the high-technology services industry. He will be responsible for managing all VITAL’s corporate finance functions worldwide and will spearhead the company’s continued financial growth as it expands its network services solutions into the global market.
John Koehler, CEO and president of VITAL, said “Mr. Kee has the invaluable financial expertise to help lead VITAL’s future financial development. His proven experience and knowledge of the high-tech services industry and his experience in growing and managing financial operations will be instrumental as we move to the next level of growth.”
Kee joined VITAL from TechForce Corporation where he served as senior vice president and CFO and managed its IPO process. He also held CFO positions at Syncordia Corporation and British Telecom North America. Kee has an extensive background in accounting, private financing, IPO management and public company operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration – Accounting from Pittsburg State University (Kansas) and is a member of the AICPA.
About VITAL Network Services
VITAL Network Services has been supporting advanced networks for more than 30 years and is one of the top global support providers, according to industry analysts. VITAL’s expertise spans converging data, voice and video networks and products of all leading telecommunications vendors. Its services address the full lifecycle of network operations, including planning, staging, implementing and training, maintaining, monitoring and optimizing network performance. Its clients are private network operators, network equipment manufacturers, resellers, telcos CLEC’s and ISP’s. VITAL provides service from 186 locations throughout the world and coordinates operations from its world headquarters in Naugatuck, Connecticut, USA. More information about VITAL and its services is available at www.vital-ns.com, or by calling 1-888-248-4825 (U.S. and Canada) or +1-813-818-5100 worldwide.