Woodland Hills, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–August 23, 2006–Leading telecommunications company Fones4All announced today that Mr. Anthony Gouveia has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer for the company. Mr. Gouveia, formerly the VP Finance and Corporate Controller for UNILAB Inc., brings over 20 years of significant finance and accounting experience with high-growth companies and will work closely with the President and Chief Executive Officer, Bettina Cardona, on finance, accounting, and operational issues.
“We are excited to welcome Tony to our executive team,” commented Ms. Cardona. “He brings a unique blend of technical expertise and business acumen to Fones4All which will help us manage our extraordinary growth and continue to create a strong foundation on which to build.”
Mr. Gouveia responded, “The continued growth of Fones4All and the increasing capacity to provide additional services to customers positions the company for sustained long term growth. I am pleased to join the Fones4All team during such an exciting time for the company.”
Prior to joining Fones4All, Mr. Gouveia was the Vice President Finance and Corporate Controller at UNILAB, a $500 million publicly traded clinical laboratory testing company, which was purchased in 2003 by Quest Diagnostics. He also previously held financial positions at Winston Tire Company, Pacific Thrift & Loan, Great Western Bank, HealthNet, and Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. Gouveia earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois.
Fones4All was founded in 1999 to provide telecommunications services to underserved low-income residents throughout the State of California. Fones4All, in conjunction with the California Public Utilities Commission’s Universal Lifeline Telephone Service (ULTS) program, provides high quality customer-focused telephone service to minority families, senior citizens, and students. The company is growing rapidly, adding new cities and customers every week to their coverage area, and expanding its product line to meet the needs of middle-income households as well. Fones4All’s mission is to provide a telephony service that is driven by goodwill and the initiative to provide communities with an affordable opportunity that seeks to close the gap between socio-economic classes and allow families to focus on other ways to enrich their lives. For more information, please visit http://www.fones4all.com.