Deb Ward is a well-respected leader in the telecom space, providing strategic direction to various companies she has founded and managed since the early 80’s. Her Service as A Competitive Advantage and C-Level Account Management philosophy has earned her and the companies she has founded and managed an impeccable reputation. A critical factor in her long-term success strategy in this industry has been her unparalleled integrity and relationship skills with carriers, agents, and customers, and the direct market intel regarding unmet needs that these direct relationships have provided.
The first company she founded was TMS, a Pacific Bell Joint User in Southern California. In 1999, she founded Televergence Solutions (TSI) to meet the needs of customers outside the Pacific Bell territory, reselling CLEC and long distance services nationally. Throughout the decades, Televergence Solutions (TSI) has morphed to meet changing market trends, demands, needs, and opportunities. Today, Televergence Solutions (TSI) is a facilities-based carrier providing services to Call Centers, Agents, and Business Customers, utilizing VoIP and TDM connectivity technology. The Company’s solutions include competitively priced, high capacity, Toll Free and Long Distance for call center and business customers.
Deb has expertise in all aspects of the business and oversees the product development, sales, marketing, and network development activities. She was recently re-elected as the first chairwoman of INCOMPAS (formerly known as Comptel), is one of the few female CEOs in this male-dominated and highly competitive telecom space, is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), the Women in the Channel (WIC), and participates in the Channel Partners’ Women in the Channel (WIC) Mentor Program. She is a regular participant in industry webinars, trade association panels, and executive committee forums. She contributes regularly to various groups devoted to the promotion of females in executive leadership positions, and is highly regarded by her peers, employees, and customers.