Tello Corporation Expands Operations into Europe
New development center in Sofia, Bulgaria, to focus on extending the
capabilities of Tello’s instant communication
and collaboration service
Sofia, Bulgaria. — May 18, 2006 — Tello Corporation, a provider of instant
communication and collaboration solutions, today announced its expansion into
Europe with the launch of a new office in Sofia, Bulgaria, which will focus on
furthering application development and supporting Tello’s ongoing business
Tello, recently named as one of the “Top 10 Startups to Watch in 2006” by
Network World magazine, will utilize the Bulgaria office to serve as an additional
application development center for its recently launched service. Tello enables
business users to quickly and easily locate, contact and collaborate with co-
workers, customers, suppliers and partners in real-time across existing disparate
networks, mobile devices and enterprise applications.
Evgeni Kanev has been appointed general manager for the Bulgaria office,
reporting directly to Doug Renert, CEO of Tello Corporation. He will focus on
driving development for Tello’s services and expanding its business operations
across Europe, while also supporting existing activity within the US market.
Previously director of corporate finance at KPMG Bulgaria, Kanev brings
extensive operational and financial management experience to the role. During
his 12 years with KPMG, he was involved in driving the introduction of new
products and services, advancing business development, and supporting M&A
activities for a wide range of companies. Kanev holds an MBA from Illinois State
University and a Masters in Economics from the University of National and World
Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria.
“In order to meet the needs of our customers and partners, we must be able to
rapidly deliver a wide range of services that allow knowledge workers to achieve
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higher velocity and productivity in their daily business interactions,” said Doug
Renert, CEO of Tello Corporation. “With Evgeni heading up our Bulgaria
operations, we will be able to roll out new Tello capabilities even more quickly,
enabling us to keep ahead of customer demands and provide the best instant
communication and collaboration experience available today.”
“I am excited to be joining Tello at a time when corporations are increasingly
looking for ways to accelerate and improve time-sensitive business
communications,” said Kanev. “I look forward to helping Tello continue its rapid
pace of innovation by delivering mission-critical applications that provide
tremendous value in those areas.”
About Tello Corporation
Tello Corporation supports instant communication and collaboration across
networks, applications and devices in the context of critical business processes.
The company is privately-held, with a group of investors that includes Eagle
River, Evercore Partners, Rho Ventures and Intel Capital. Tello is headquartered
in San Mateo, California. For more information, visit www.Tello.com.
Tello, Tello Enterprise, Tello Basic and Tello Connect are trademarks of Tello Corporation. All
other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
For more information:
ROI Communication for Tello
tel.: + 359 2 961 59 71