President and CEO of the National Post and former President of Bell
Mobility to help oversee launch of new wireless carrier
TORONTO, April 30 /CNW/ - Data & Audio Visual Enterprises Wireless Inc.
(DAVE Wireless) announced today the appointment of its two most recent board
members - Paul V. Godfrey and Michael Neuman.
"Building a company that can compete and succeed in a competitive
wireless industry requires strong leadership and guidance," said John Bitove,
Chairman of DAVE Wireless. "I am very pleased to have Paul and Michael join as
the newest Directors on our Board, as their expertise, vision and direction
will be a tremendous asset as we prepare to launch and provide exceptional
wireless service for Canadians."
An accomplished business leader, Godfrey was president and CEO of the
Toronto Blue Jays from 2000 until 2008. Currently president and CEO of the
National Post, Godfrey brings a unique business perspective with expertise in
sales, marketing and partnerships.
"I am pleased to be joining investors of the calibre of John Bitove and
Quadrangle Capital Partners to launch an innovative new service provider,"
said Paul Godfrey. "I believe that DAVE Wireless is building an excellent
business strategy and launch plan designed to capture a targeted cross-section
of the market."
Michael Neuman, a wireless industry veteran, was president and CEO of
Bell ExpressVu Satellite Television, WorldLinx Telecommunications and Cerberus
Canada. He was also president of Bell Mobility from 2002 to 2005 - a period of
significant growth despite increased competition and deregulation.
"The wireless industry is one that continues to evolve at a rapid pace,"
said Michael Neuman. "I am pleased to be assisting a very capable and
strategic leadership team as DAVE Wireless readies to reach out to customers
with a compelling value proposition."
About Data & Audio Visual Enterprises Wireless Inc. (DAVE Wireless)
DAVE Wireless is a newly formed entity led by Chairman John Bitove and
Quadrangle Capital Partners, a global investor in the telecommunications and
media sectors with more than $6 billion of capital under management. Following
the Canadian wireless spectrum auction, DAVE Wireless now holds 10 licenses
and will pursue a wireless strategy targeting more than half of Canada's
population in 10 of the 13 largest markets including Toronto, Vancouver,
Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa.
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