FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
John Rafacz, or Sara Faiola
Faiola Davis Public Relations
Phone: (310) 248-5454
Jeff Griffin Joins InternetSpeech as Vice President of Sales and Marketing
SAN JOSE - Oct. 29, 2001 -InternetSpeech, a premier voice Internet technology provider, has named Jeff Griffin vice
president of sales and marketing. InternetSpeech develops and markets netECHO, the only technology that delivers
complete anywhere, anytime Internet access with any telephone. With netECHO, organizations can provide their customers,
partners and employees an immediate and constant link to all types of Internet- or Intranet-based data.
Griffin will further build InternetSpeech's
licensing and service businesses among Internet Service Providers (ISPs), wireless, voice portal and telecommunications
companies, and lead the company into vertical markets such as banking and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).
He will also take charge of the refinement of InternetSpeech's sales and marketing strategies and plans for targeted
"InternetSpeech has done an incredible job of
creating the first genuine technology for making the Internet accessible by voice. This technology, netECHO, has far
reaching uses, and is destined to expand the way companies and consumers can connect to Web-based information," said
Griffin. "My goal is to identify and bring InternetSpeech's netECHO to growth markets, and continue to introduce the
solution as an easy-to-use, affordable way to interact with the Internet or company databases from any telephone in the
"Jeff's experience and proven sales record with
computer telephony, ISPs, portals and voice-over-IP telecommunications companies the same types of businesses InternetSpeech
targets is pivotal for bringing the company to the next level of growth," said Dr. Emdad Khan, founder and chief executive
officer of InternetSpeech. "We are excited about Jeff joining the InternetSpeech team. His skills are an ideal match for the company."
Griffin joins InternetSpeech with more than 16 years of
experience in global marketing and sales in speech recognition, language translation and unified messaging. Prior to InternetSpeech,
Griffin was vice president of sales for MailVision Ltd., where he orchestrated the introduction of MailVision into the U.S. market.
Previously, Griffin opened and led Lernout and Hauspie's Silicon Valley sales and engineering office, building and maintaining the
largest sales quota worldwide and leading the effort to penetrate the voice portal market. He also ran worldwide sales and marketing
for Centigram Communications Corporationšs (now ADC) technology business unit.
the leader in Voice Internet,
develops and markets netECHO, the only software available that provides businesses and consumers
complete anytime, anywhere voice-based telephone access to the Internet. The company's
patent-pending technology can be bundled with other products, such as traditional computer-based
Internet access or voice mail, and can be customized to meet individual business needs, such as
employee access to Intranet sites. InternetSpeech also offers business software that automates
the process of voice-enabling a company's Web site and applications in any language, furthering
the development of a globally connected voice Internet.
a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, Calif.,
launched netECHO in November 2000. For more information about InternetSpeech, visit
www.InternetSpeech.com, or call 1-877-312-4638.
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netECHO is a registered
trademark of InternetSpeech.