Renton, Wash. – Aug. 3, 2010 – Integra Telecom Inc., an integrated communications provider for business, has named Matt Smith senior vice president for Integra Telecom of Washington. In this role, Smith will oversee the company’s operations, services and new business development throughout Washington state.
Smith most recently served as senior vice president of Integra’s California/Nevada service area and previous to that as vice president of sales for Integra Telecom of Washington. He is based out of Renton, Wash. and reports to Steve Wachter, COO for Integra Telecom.
“Matt has a proven track record of successfully leading Integra’s business in key markets, and we are excited to have him return to the Northwest and lead our Washington service area,” said Wachter. “Matt understands the financial and operational elements of Integra Telecom’s communications offering, and is able to effectively lead the Washington workforce in serving customers and maintaining Integra’s local network.”
Smith originally joined Integra Telecom in 2007 following the company’s acquisition of Eschelon Telecom, where he spent seven years primarily serving as the company’s director of sales in Seattle. Before that, he held various positions within the financial services industry.
Smith earned a bachelor’s degree from Willamette University in Salem, Ore.
About Integra Telecom
Integra Telecom Inc. provides integrated communications services across 33 metropolitan areas in 11 Western states, including: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah and Washington. It owns and operates a best-in-class fiber-optic network comprised of more than 2,800 route miles in 11 metropolitan access networks including approximately 1,386 on-net buildings, a world class Internet and data network, and approximately 4,900-mile high-speed long-haul fiber network. The company has earned some of the highest customer loyalty and customer satisfaction ratings in the telecommunications industry. Primary equity investors in the company include Goldman, Sachs & Co., Tennenbaum Capital Partners, funds managed by Farallon Capital Partners and Warburg Pincus. Integra Telecom and Electric Lightwave are registered trademarks of Integra Telecom, Inc. For more information, visit: www.integratelecom.com.