dave_lewisJSI announced today that Dave Lewis has joined the organization. Dave will serve as a Vice President of Product Innovation responsible for developing and sourcing business opportunities for the rural communications industry.

Dave will be leading this initiative with clients and vendors to support and expand revenue generating business services that leverage market position, advanced services and in-house telecommunications expertise in and beyond rural markets.

“We are pleased to have Dave join the JSI team. Dave’s strong track record of building and growing diverse businesses with a keen strategic vision and direction will help our clients, and the overall industry, realize new and profitable growth opportunities,” stated Manny Staurulakis, president of JSI.

Prior to joining JSI, Dave spent a decade counseling ILECs across a range of topics as a consultant. Then, as founding CEO of ANPI, he built the organization to $100 million in revenue, and architected forward-looking solutions, such as ANPI’s Voice and Applications Peering Network (VAP) and its Unified Communications Solution, to which more than 100 rural providers have subscribed.

Dave stated, “I am very excited to join JSI and be a part of this leading organization. I feel extremely privileged to have the opportunity to work intimately with the rural industry during this time of great change to identify, develop and deploy new strategies and facilitate the realization of emerging marketplace opportunities.”

Dave is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, and is actively involved in his community. Dave attended the University of Illinois where he also started his career at the Illinois Commerce Commission.

Dave can be reached via email and at 941-257-4291.