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Rick Knight

A founding member of Peerless Network, Richard Knight has served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the past 10 years. Rick has more than 25 years of experience in telecommunications, technology, business operations, sales and marketing.

 

As the head of Peerless’ Sales and Marketing Division, Rick is responsible for the introduction of new products and services, creation of both local and national marketing programs and development of all strategies to acquire, retain and grow a strong customer base. He has developed, sold, supported, engineered and implemented customer solutions that achieve high-margin revenues, and his experience includes Fortune 500, affinity and wholesale market segments.

 

Under Rick’s leadership, Peerless Network has seen traffic volumes top over 9 Billion in monthly call minutes, secured interconnections with most major CLECs and US Carriers and significantly expanded network operations, now providing coverage to over 85% of the US population.

 

Prior to Peerless, Rick served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for TeleGuam Holdings, where he was responsible for developing sales and support teams and interconnections agreements, while selling mobile, long distance, data and local services. Rick has also held senior management positions with Focal Communications Corporation and MCI.

 

Rick earned a B.A. from the University of Iowa, and a M.B.A. from DePaul University.

 

Peerless Network has been recognized for its accomplishments, most notably with inclusion on Crain’s Chicago 2014 Fast Fifty list, Inc. Magazines 2013 List of 500 Fastest Growing Companies and with a Finalist position on EY’s coveted Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2013.



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