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Press Release -- November 2nd, 2010
Source: CENX
Tags: Ethernet, Exchange, Expansion

Russell Shriver From Level 3 Joins CENX as SVP Marketing and Product Management

New York, November 2nd, 2010. CENX, Inc., operator of the world’s most connected Carrier Ethernet Exchange, today announced the appointment of Russell Shriver as its Senior Vice President, Marketing and Product Management. Russell brings to CENX more than a decade of experience developing and marketing Ethernet Services within the carrier space. Most recently, he served at Level 3 as the Vice President, Product Management, Internet and Data Services, where he was responsible for the strategic development of Level 3’s Ethernet and IP services.

“We are delighted to welcome Russell to our already industry-leading team of veteran telecom executives. Russell is a well-known leader and innovator in his own right, driving the deployment of next generation services to businesses worldwide,” said Sandy Brown, CEO of CENX. “The CENX team has worked with Russell over several years within the MEF during the development of the Carrier Ethernet Exchange strategy. His contributions and vast service provider experience will be invaluable in continuing to design our industry leading serves to best meet our customers’ needs,” said Nan Chen, co-Founder and President of CENX.

“In my previous position, I had the opportunity to look across the industry and observe that the potential of Ethernet was being constrained by the challenges of interconnection; the CENX Carrier Ethernet Exchange model resolves those challenges and creates efficiencies for all the connected carriers. CENX demonstrates the thought leadership and execution the industry requires to develop worldwide Ethernet-based business-services,” said Russell. “This is an opportunity not only to be a part of the most experienced and knowledgeable team in the industry, but also to make a personal difference in shaping a new generation of business networks for CENX’s customers around the world.”

Prior to joining CENX, Russell spent the past 15 years within the telecom industry in leadership positions at both XO Communications and Level 3 Communications. Russell has been linked to Ethernet throughout much of his career, launching one of the first commercially available metro Ethernet services while at Nextlink (now XO) in the mid-to-late 90’s and more recently he ran Level 3’s multi-year Ethernet Expansion initiative. Russell holds a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University.

About CENX

CENX, Inc., operator of the world’s most connected Carrier Ethernet exchanges, delivers carrier-neutral, location-neutral, Carrier Ethernet exchange services to global telecom/internet service providers. CENX interconnects service providers’ Carrier Ethernet networks worldwide, providing access to more than 15 million Ethernet Service Locations. CENX simplifies, expedites and enables vast revenue opportunities, dramatic cost-saving and Carrier Ethernet global ubiquity – a foundation for next generation telecommunications networks. Through its work in the MEF ( and in the industry, the CENX management team has played a leading role in the definition of standards and the development of the Carrier Ethernet market over the last nine years.

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