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Stratus Welcomes Pierce Widham, New Vice President of Wholesale Sales

We have another great addition to our management team. Pierce Widham has joined Stratus Networks as Vice President of Wholesale Sales. He will be responsible for maintaining and increasing Stratus’ wholesale division.

“We could not be more excited to have Pierce join our company, says Kevin Morgan, Stratus Co- President and CEO. We believe Pierce is a perfect fit to manage and grow our wholesale division.”

Prior to joining us, Mr. Widham served as Vice President of Sales at Paradigm Telecom and as a sales leader at Windstream. With leadership experience in Direct, Enterprise, Channel, and Wholesale divisions from startups to Fortune 500 companies, Mr. Widham has developed a valuable playbook that will continue to strengthen Stratus Networks’ sales capabilities and customer experience efforts.

Pierce is a graduate of Baylor University and currently resides with his wife and two children in the greater St. Louis area.

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With an Eye on Continued Growth, Ben Russell Named Stratus Networks’ Chief Technology Officer

We are very pleased to announce the promotion of Ben Russell to Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Mr. Russell has many years of experience in network design, operations and troubleshooting, spanning multiple industries and municipalities. This is a new position within the organization.

“I’m looking forward to working closely with the management team to help set the short and long-term direction for Stratus Networks,” says Mr. Russell. I strongly believe that automation, open source technologies and network virtualization will play key roles in the continued growth of this innovative company.”

Stratus co-founder Kevin Morgan notes, “I have worked closely with Ben over the last several years and I have a great respect for his ability and dedication to technological change. We are confident that as CTO, his vision and ideas will help us continue to deliver strong value and service to all our clients.”

In addition to his work leading the internal technology teams, Mr. Russell works closely with Stratus’ partner Cisco on testing, training, and hiring initiatives. Prior to this promotion, he served as Stratus’ Senior Network Engineer.