May 30, 2006 - Concerto Networks, Inc., a multi-national franchise company that provides complete business technology solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), has appointed I. Edward Tonkon II, Senior Advisor partnering with Sterling Investment Partners, L.L.P. and Former Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of WIS International, to a position on its Board of Advisors.
“I have been very impressed with what I have experienced of Concerto Networks so far,” said Tonkon. “Their professionalism, ingenuity and enthusiasm are remarkable. I look forward to working with their entire team as a member of the Board of Advisors.”
Tonkon brings over 20 years of senior executive leadership experience in the publicly-traded and private equity corporate environments of retail and business to business outsourcing to his new position on the Board of Advisors. As Senior Advisor partnering with Sterling Investment Partners, L.L.P., a private equity firm with $800 million of committed capital based in Westport, CT, his primary role is to identify and acquire service business companies in the middle market that can achieve significant value creation. Prior to this position Tonkon was Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of WIS International, the world’s second largest physical inventory management and merchandising services business with over 14,000 employees. He led this San Diego based business with a diversified base of over 7000 customers including the largest retailers in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
“Ed’s extensive business background and creativity will be a tremendous asset to our organization,” said Raymond Hivoral, Founder and CEO of Concerto Networks. “It’s a pleasure to welcome him to our Board of Advisors. Concerto Networks will surely benefit from his operational, sales and business expertise and guidance as we move forward and continue to grow.”
Tonkon also has been a featured speaker for annual conferences of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the American Logistics Association, The Lean Enterprise Institute and The Association for Manufacturing Excellence in the subjects of Inventory Management and Lean practices. Tonkon earned a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin.
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About Concerto Networks®
Concerto Networks, Inc. is an international franchise business providing professional, consistent-quality computer and Information Technology (IT) solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), serving a critical function for this rapidly growing market. Concerto Networks goes beyond simple troubleshooting and repair, providing the same holistic approach to IT support and director level management enjoyed by large companies, while offering significant savings and value to SMBs. The company’s model is to build an international business technology solutions network with the expertise, processes, systems and support necessary to provide superlative service to SMBs. Franchises are independently owned and operated by experienced professionals equipped with the latest diagnostic hardware and software for providing on-demand service.
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