|By Business Wire||
|March 18, 2014 12:30 PM EDT||
The Board of Directors of SMS/800, Inc. is pleased to announce that Gina M. Perini has been named president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.
Ms. Perini previously serviced as acting president and CEO since September 2013 and chief administrative officer and general counsel from August 2012 through September 2013.
Gary Sagnella, chairman of SMS/800’s nomination and governance committee of the board of directors, commented, “Gina has done an exceptional job leading the company during her tenure as acting president and CEO. Based on Gina’s proven ability to enhance our corporate and operational infrastructure, as well as advance the strategic objectives of the company, the Board of Directors has determined that it is the right time to name Gina as SMS/800’s president and CEO and also welcome her as a member of the Board of Directors. We are confident that Gina and her talented team will continue to successfully lead the company in it’s next phase of strategic growth.”
“I am thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to lead SMS/800, Inc. during its next phase of growth. The company, and the communications industry as a whole, is in a time of significant transition and opportunity. I look forward to working with the Board and our outstanding employees to move SMS/800, Inc. successfully into the future,” Ms. Perini said.
About Ms. Perini:
Before serving as acting president and CEO, as well as chief administrative officer and general counsel, of SMS/800, Inc., Ms. Perini was managing counsel at GTC Law Group LLP and Affiliates where she advised clients on global business and intellectual property matters in the technology, telecommunications, internet, new media, advertising and consumer product sectors. She has deep knowledge and experience in regulatory compliance, business transactions, corporate governance, technology and licensing, and international privacy compliance. Prior to GTC, Gina was an Associate at Foley Hoag LLP in the business and intellectual property practice groups. Ms. Perini received her Juris Doctorate from Northeastern University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts from William Smith College.
About SMS/800, Inc.:
SMS/800, Inc. provides technology and database administration services utilized by the telecommunications industry. Additional information is available at www.sms800inc.com.