Research Triangle Park, NC - May 15, 2009 - Bandwidth.com, the fastest growing private telecommunications company in the US three years running (Inc. 500), is proud to announce that co-founder and Executive Chairman Henry Kaestner has been recognized by the Triangle Business Journal as a top leader under 40. This award honors 40 top community and business leaders under the age of 40 that accomplished significant career milestones last year and demonstrated substantial involvement in community service initiatives.
Henry, along with co-founder and CEO David Morken (an '08 TBJ 40 under 40 winner), have led Bandwidth.com since its inception in 1999 to a company with over 4,000 customers and over $75 million in revenue in 2008. The company employs 150 people in Cary, NC, and is a recognized leader in the voice-over-IP (VoIP) business telecommunications market. In 2008, Bandwidth.com became a nationwide CLEC as it completed the build-out of its own, next generation, purpose-built VoIP network. (Visit www.bandwidth.com/triangle/ for details)
"I have been privileged to work alongside Henry for almost a decade, as we have worked to build a great Triangle company," said David Morken, co-founder and CEO of Bandwidth.com. "Henry's vision and creativity are second to none - and this year's launch of DurhamCares.org demonstrates how Henry is acting on our vision for improving the community in which we live."
With business success comes a responsibility to give back, and Henry has thrown his passion into building DurhamCares.org. DurhamCares was founded with the hypothesis that many residents of Durham have a heart to help those in need, but aren't sure how. At DurhamCares.org, residents can engage with the Durham community in three ways: 1) Volunteer Matching, which is a personalized service matching an individual's interests and skills with community needs, 2) Success Grants, an innovative way to reward DurhamCares' not-for-profit partners to focus on planning and achievement of success based outcomes, or 3) Trips, which provide the opportunity for Durham residents to get out and see their city and world in new ways, learn its history and meet their neighbors.
Henry is so passionate about Durham and the Success Grant program that he is challenging 350 Triangle residents to pledge to the Success Grant program by May 20th. The reward? Getting to see Henry shave his under-40 head of hair. (Read more and invest in a Success Grant program today at www.durhamcares.org)
About Bandwidth.comBandwidth.com emerged in 1999 and rapidly gained a place as the champion of small- and medium-sized businesses by helping over 4,000 customers save money on their voice and data services. As a complete business communications provider, Bandwidth.com offers IP voice (VoIP), hosted VoIP, data and managed network services, powered by our nationwide, 100% IP voice network and supported by in-house, 24/7/365 customer service. For more information call 800.808.5150 or visit www.bandwidth.com/triangle/.
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