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Company Overview of Somos, Inc.

Company Overview

Somos, Inc. administers the assignment of toll-free telephone numbers in the North American Numbering Plan. The company manages and administers toll-free databases and enables companies to maintain a toll free connection and relationship with customers. It also holds and manages FCC SMS/800 Functions Tariff services. Somos, Inc. was formerly known as SMS/800, Inc. and changed its name to Somos, Inc. in October 2015. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Herndon, Virginia.

2411 Dulles Corner Park

Suite 250

Herndon, VA 20171

United States

Founded in 2008



Key Executives for Somos, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President, and Director
Chief Administrative Officer of Administration & Strategic Policy and Senior Vice President
Senior Director of Industry Relations
Vice President of Business Development
Age: 55
Vice President of Regulatory and Public Policy
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Somos, Inc. Key Developments

Somos, Inc. Announces Executive Changes

Somos, Inc. announced the hiring of Mary Retka as their Senior Director - Industry Relations reporting to Ann Berkowitz, Somos' SVP, Chief Administrative Officer - Administration and Strategic Policy. Ms. Retka's responsibilities include representing Somos in key industry and technology groups and enhancing strategic alliances. Ms. Retka brings to Somos over 40 years of telecommunications experience and a broad background in network growth and industry expansion, operational standards, and telecom numbering. She most recently served as Executive Director - Network Policy for CenturyLink where she held numerous industry leadership roles including on the FCC'sNorth American Numbering Council, the ATIS Testbeds Focus Group, and the FCC Communication Security Reliability, and Interoperability Council.

Somos, Inc. Appoints Ann D. Berkowitz as SVP, Chief Administrative Officer, Administration and Strategic Policy

Somos, Inc. announced the hiring of Ann Berkowitz as their SVP, Chief Administrative Officer, Administration and Strategic Policy reporting to Gina Perini, Somos' President and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Berkowitz's responsibilities include strategic oversight of all government and industry regulatory and policy initiatives, as well as internal corporate administration and human resources. Ms. Berkowitz brings to Somos more than 20 years of government relations experience and a broad policy background in wireless, wireline and other technology areas. She previously served as the Chair of the Somos Board of Directors since 2012 and was most recently the Executive Director of Government Affairs & Public Policy for Verizon.

Somos, Inc. Establishes Advisory Board of Telecom and Tech Leaders to Guide Strategic Development Initiatives

Somos, Inc. announced the appointment of an Advisory Board to assist the company's executive team and Board of Directors in addressing key customer needs and marketplace trends. The Advisory Board provides a forum for key industry leaders to deliver first-hand insights and feedback on Somos' product and solutions strategies. The members of the Advisory Board include the following: Greg Fernandez, National Provisioning Manager, The Telco; Ring Pros, LLC; Doug Gardner, Global Head of Carrier Relations, Twilio; Craig Lennon, Strategic Negotiator and Manager, Messaging and Voice, Google; Noah Rafalko, Chief Enterprise Officer, TSG Global; Nick Sgroi, Vice President, Voice Business Solutions & Strategy, Bandwidth; Jaime Zetterstrom, Senior Director of IT, Fraud, Global Number Management & RFP West. The Advisory Board members will meet regularly with Somos' management team and Board of Directors to establish new lines of industry communication and collaboration around key issues.

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