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Home Agent Provider Alpine Access Appoints New Board Member

March 24, 2008

Home agent services provider Alpine Access today announced it has appointed Stephen Schovee to its Board of Directors. Schovee is a recognized business leader whose 20-year career has included private equity managing partner, individual private equity investor and entrepreneurial CEO.

Schovee has been a general partner in six venture capital funds. As a managing member of Telecom Partners, he and his partners built a nationally recognized telecommunications venture capital firm that was instrumental in the formation and growth of many companies including Verio and Inflow. Verio, a consolidator of internet services providers and web hosing companies, was sold in less than five years to NTT Communications for $5.5 billion. Schovee was also founder and CEO of OneComm Corporation, which he and his team grew through strategic acquisitions, eventually selling the company to Nextel for $650 million. Schovee’s other executive positions have included vice president and general partner for Centennial Funds.

“We are pleased and honored to welcome Stephen to the Alpine Access board of directors. His proven business development, entrepreneurial leadership and long-term strategic planning will prove invaluable to us as the home-based customer service model becomes mainstream among all major industries,” said Chris Carrington, chief executive officer and president of Alpine Access.

In addition to serving on the Alpine Access board, Schovee is currently the lead investor for MBMS, a medical billing company. He has previously served on the boards of Allied Riser Communications, Gabriel Communications, Inflow and VeloCom. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School.

“I’m delighted to be joining the board of the leading home-based agent call center company,” said Schovee. “This is an exciting time for Alpine Access, which I believe is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the huge growth opportunity resulting from a broad-based need for high quality, outsourced solutions to customer service. Alpine Access' home-based agent model is more efficient, and produces better results because its agents are typically older, better educated and have project specific skills. It’s a win-win situation for clients, agents, and for Alpine Access.”

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