Atlanta, Georgia – (The Hosting News) – May 15, 2007 – Web hosting and managed integrated VoIP services provider for small businesses, Cbeyond, has reported that its Vice President, Terry Trout, was recently named in Women in Technology’s 2007 Woman of the Year acknowledgements.
The Women of the Year in Technology Awards honor female executives who achieve remarkable results during their career in the Georgia technology industry, both within their organization and within their community.
Trout was recognized in the mid-market/medium organization category for her leadership role in driving Cbeyond’s customer experience. A Cbeyond employee since the company’s inception in 1999, Trout has been integral in the company’s growth and on-going strategic initiatives that have resulted in a 99-percent monthly customer retention rate and a customer referral rate of greater than 30-percent.
Ms. Trout remarked, ”It is a tremendous honor to be recognized among the level of leadership represented by my fellow nominees and their companies. I’m extremely grateful to receive this award and for the opportunities that exist for women to succeed in technology. I extend my thanks to WIT for the recognition and for their successful efforts in promoting the advancement of women.”
Previously, in her role as vice president of corporate communications, Ms. Trout led the development of CbeyondOnline, an online account management tool that simplifies bill payment and gives customers complete control of their account. She also launched Cbeyond’s community service program enabling Cbeyond employees to give back to the communities where they work and live.
Trout is actively involved in a variety of leadership and mentoring activities. She founded Cbeyond’s Women’s Network, an organization designed to foster professional development for Cbeyond women through a variety of educational sessions and networking events. She is a mentor for WEDA (Women’s Economic Development Association), on the advisory board of the SBA Women’s Business Center at The Edge Connection and holds a board position at the Sullivan Center.
Jim Geiger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cbeyond added, ”Terry’s energy and willingness to say ‘yes’ to everything asked of her at Cbeyond and within the community makes her a model employee and a model citizen. Her talent matches that energy.”
Cbeyond is an Atlanta-based managed services provider that delivers integrated packages of voice, mobile and broadband services to small businesses in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston and Los Angeles. Cbeyond offers core communications services like local and long-distance voice, mobile and broadband Internet access along with enhanced applications, including voicemail, email, web hosting, fax-to-email, data backup, file-sharing and VPN. Cbeyond manages its services over a private, 100-percent Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) facilities-based network.
For more information about Cbeyond, please visit: www.cbeyond.net.