JSI Hires a New CEO and CFO, Promotes Steve Meltzer to President, as Manny and Leo Staurulakis become Co-Chairmen
JSI, the leading national provider of regulatory, compliance, and management consulting services to communications providers is excited to announce the hiring of Tasos Tsolakis and Dan Freiman as CEO and CFO, respectively. In conjunction with the hiring of Tasos and Dan, Steve Meltzer, a 40 year veteran of JSI, was promoted to President. Tasos will lead JSI’s strategic vision and growth initiatives, as well as product and service development, while Steve will continue to lead the day-to-day business operations. Dan will bring enhanced visibility into company operations while also actively supporting the Company’s M&A efforts.
Manny and Leo Staurulakis are taking on a new leadership role as Co-Chairmen of JSI and will continue to be involved with client activities, as well as providing strategic guidance in support of Tasos, Steve and Dan.
Newly Hired Leadership Team
Tasos brings 30+ years of experience and success in leading businesses and accelerating revenue growth. He has led product and services innovation and has directed global operations and business transformation at companies that include Continuum, Iron Mountain, and Affiliated Computer Services (XEROX). He is an engineer by training and spent the first 16 years of his career at AT&T. As CEO he will work to continue to provide market leading products and services to JSI’s customer base.
Prior to joining JSI, Dan was the CFO of NII Holdings (formerly Nextel International), a publicly traded provider of wireless communications in Latin America. Dan brings over 25 years of experience in finance, including nearly two decades in telecommunications, and has served in many positions including CFO, Vice President & Treasurer, Vice President & Controller, and Director of Investor Relations. Dan started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Meltzer Elevated to President
Steve Meltzer is a recognized leader at JSI and highly respected expert within the communications industry. As President, he will draw on his 43 years’ experience at JSI and continue to manage the staff and operations to ensure quality throughout JSI’s delivery model as well as continuing his industry advocacy work.
JSI is the leading national provider of regulatory and compliance consulting services to communications providers including Independent Local Exchange Carriers ("ILECs") with 150+ consultants. Founded in 1962, JSI is a long-time trusted advisor to more than 700 communications entities across 46 states and several US territories, who are continuously seeking ways to improve their business models and maximize third-party support in providing broadband and voice services to rural communities across the U.S. The company is headquartered in Greenbelt, MD with additional offices in Minneapolis, MN, Austin, TX and Atlanta, GA. Additional information is available at www.jsitel.com.
About Stone-Goff Partners
Stone-Goff Partners is a private equity firm that invests in lower middle-market founder-owned businesses and corporate carve-outs in the following verticals: Human Capital & Training, B2B Services and Consumer Services. Founded in 2010 by Hannah Stone Craven and Laurens Goff, the firm leverages the extensive investment, operational and strategic experience of its principals and its Talent Network members to serve as a value-added partner for management teams, portfolio companies, and limited partners.