G. Edward Evans assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of Inteliquent on April 1, 2011. Mr. Evans formerly served as CEO of Stelera Wireless (and continues to serve as its Chairman), a leader in deploying broadband services to rural markets throughout the United States. Previously, Mr. Evans was CEO and Chairman of Syniverse Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SVR).
Mr. Evans was elected Syniverse's Chairman of the Board in February 2005, and remained Chairman until 2007, after having served as a director since February 2002. He served as CEO from February 2002 until January 2006, at which time he stepped down from the position. Prior to Syniverse, Mr. Evans was with Dobson Communications Corporation, first as President of its cellular subsidiaries and then as President and CEO of the organization.
Today Mr. Evans serves on the boards of Solix (which he chairs), CTIA The Wireless Association, Carolina West Wireless, and the Network Reliability and Interoperability Commission, an advisory committee to the FCC. He holds a master's degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University.
Eric Carlson Interim Principal Financial Officer & Interim Principal Accounting Officer
Mr. Carlson joined Inteliquent in May 2004 and has served as Controller since that time. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Eastern Illinois University and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Northern Illinois University. He is a certified public accountant and a member of AICPA and the Illinois CPA Society.
David A. Lopez Senior Vice President, Voice Sales
Mr. Lopez is the Senior Vice President of Voice Sales and joined Inteliquent in 2003 since its inception. He possesses more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.
As Senior Vice President of Voice Sales, Mr. Lopez oversees the management and growth of all the Company's voice sales. He has secured agreements with nearly every national wireless carrier and over 100 other competitive carriers and service providers. For nearly 20 years, Mr. Lopez has provided account management responsibilities at Centel, Sprint and Focal Communications Corporation.
In his most recent position, Mr. Lopez provided sales management for Focal's largest and most successful market from 1997 to 2003. During his tenures at Centel and Sprint from 1992 to 1997, Mr. Lopez held national account positions with responsibility for local service, Centrex and PBX equipment to Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Lopez holds a B.S. in Marketing from Illinois State University.
Richard Monto General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Richard Monto joined Inteliquent in 2007 and has over a decade of telecommunications law experience. Prior to becoming Inteliquent's General Counsel and Secretary, he served as Assistant General Counsel, and was involved in all of Inteliquent's ongoing legal and regulatory matters.
Before joining Inteliquent, Richard held senior legal positions at various companies. He served as the Chief Legal Officer of Universal Access Global Holdings, Inc., a Chicago based wholesale telecommunications carrier. Richard also worked at MCI, where he was responsible for the provision of legal support for sales to MCI's largest enterprise users in the Midwest region. Richard began his career at the law firm of Sonnenschein, Nath and Rosenthal.
Mr. Monto has an undergraduate degree in Russian and Eastern European Studies from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the Boston University School of Law.
John Harrington Senior Vice President, Litigation, Regulatory & Human Resources
John Harrington joined Inteliquent in April 2011. As Senior Vice President, Litigation, Regulatory & Human Resources, Mr. Harrington is responsible for all of Inteliquent's litigation and regulatory advocacy, as well as its human resources function.
Prior to joining Inteliquent, Mr. Harrington was a partner at Jenner & Block in Chicago. While at Jenner & Block, Mr. Harrington co-chaired the firm's Communications Law practice and served as Inteliquent's primary outside litigation and regulatory counsel.
Mr. Harrington received his undergraduate degrees from Northwestern University and received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Indiana University's Maurer School of Law.