Inteliquent Appoints Kurt Abkemeier as Chief Financial Officer
CHICAGO, Jan. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Inteliquent, Inc. (Nasdaq:IQNT), a
leading provider of voice services, today announced that Kurt Abkemeier has
been appointed Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President effective
immediately. Eric Carlson, Inteliquent's interim principal financial officer
and interim principal accounting officer from August 2013 until Mr.
Abkemeier's appointment, will continue to serve as Inteliquent's Controller.
Prior to joining Inteliquent, Mr. Abkemeier served as the Vice President of
Finance and Treasurer of Cbeyond, Inc. from 2005 to 2012.Prior to Cbeyond,
Inc., Mr. Abkemeier was the Director of Finance and Strategic Planning at
AirGate PCS, Inc., a regional wireless telecommunications service provider.
Mr. Abkemeier also held various senior management positions within
telecommunications-related companies and was a senior sell-side research
analyst at J.P. Morgan & Co. analyzing telecommunications companies. Mr.
Abkemeier holds a Bachelor of Science degree in applied economics from Cornell
"We are delighted to welcome Kurt as our CFO and Executive Vice President
during this important time for Inteliquent," said Ed Evans, Chief Executive
Officer of Inteliquent."Today's competitive market requires a CFO with a
superior understanding of the telecommunications industry, as well as the
seasoned financial and strategic planning experience that makes Kurt
particularly well suited to join our team.The entire Board of Directors also
thanks Eric Carlson for his outstanding contributions and steady leadership
during his tenure as interim principal financial officer and interim principal
accounting officer and we look forward to his continued service as our
"The management team at Inteliquent has built a great business over the last
decade, and I am excited to be joining such an accomplished team for the next
decade," adds Mr. Abkemeier."I am committed to help Inteliquent evaluate and
execute on its strategy as its business continues to evolve, and to build
value for its customers, employees and investors."
Inteliquent is a leading provider of wholesale voice services for carriers and
service providers.Inteliquent is used by nearly all national and regional
wireless carriers, cable companies and CLECs in the markets it serves, and its
network carries approximately ten billion minutes of traffic per month.Please
visit Inteliquent's website at www.inteliquent.com and follow us on Twitter
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