West Palm Beach, FL, and Netanya, Israel – June 24, 2011 – magicJack VocalTec Ltd. (NASDAQ:CALL, news, filings), the company that invented voice over IP (VoIP) and sold over seven million magicJacks®, announced today VoIP industry veteran Michael Tribolet joined the company as its Chief Business Officer (CBO).
“Michael has successfully created and delivered value to investors and VoIP companies for over ten years. I believe Michael will be able to tell our story – of high growth, one-of-a-kind assets and unlimited scalability – better than I could do by myself. He will also take charge of investor relations, corporate development, certain compliance matters and work with investment bankers and analysts. This will free up valuable time for me to stay focused on service and product development, as well as marketing and sales. We are fortunate to add him to our star-studded roster of people in charge of the various parts of the business,” says CEO Dan Borislow.
“In my quest to move back to the U.S. and join the top VoIP company, there really wasn’t any company on my list at the end of the day other than magicJack VocalTec. With the new product magicJack PLUS and the service magicJack Apps launching, I feel I am joining at the perfect time. I believe the company will now enjoy a huge amount of growth and profitability with its one-of-a-kind assets and the near monopoly it enjoys. While I had studied the company’s SEC filings explaining various parts of the business, it was not until I talked directly with Dan that I understood the level of opportunity that exists for this company and the need to better communicate this story with potential investors. For instance, do most people know magicJack develops its own VoIP software, has an amazing chip company, owns the top VoIP telecom network in the industry and has the largest capacity session border controller and application software in a 1U server? It is important that various investment banks fully understand what we do, what we can do and how we can do it more efficiently than everybody else. I will immediately prepare an investor presentation for a large-scale road show to meet as many qualified investors as possible. Further, I will engage with bankers to make sure we will increase the investor pool and therefore increase liquidity. I have never felt more opportunity in my professional career and look forward to being part of the magicJack success story,” said Tribolet.
Recently, Tribolet acted as managing director and CEO of ACN Europe BV, a $500 million a year privately held company with over 1,500 employees and the world’s largest direct selling telecommunication business servicing Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Prior to ACN, Tribolet was president of Vonage America Inc. and a key member of the executive management team that was instrumental in putting in place the critical building blocks that evolved into a company with $663 million in annual revenues in 2007, up from $2 million in 2004. Tribolet also served as vice president operations at Dialpad Communications, a pioneering VoIP service provider that was later sold to Yahoo!, where he also aided the company in raising $65 million in both private equity and venture capital funding.
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About magicJack VocalTec Ltd.
magicJack VocalTec Ltd. (NASDAQ: CALL), the inventor of VoIP including the softphone and magicJack, has the goal of becoming the leading international provider of global voice over many platforms. The company has achieved sales of over seven million of the easy-to-use, award-winning magicJack since the device’s launch in 2008, and has the use of over 30 patents, some dating to when VocalTec invented VoIP. It is the largest reaching CLEC (Competitive Local Exchange Carrier) in the United States in terms of area codes available and certification in number of states, and the network has historically had uptime of over 99.99 percent.