CARY, NC June 29, 2012 –Bandwidth, one of the Triangle’s fastest-growing technology companies, today announced that Rebecca Bottorff, Chief People Officer, was named a 2012 “Women in Business” award winner by Triangle Business Journal.
The Women in Business awards program recognizes Triangle women who have proven to be dynamic and outstanding leaders with established track records of significant accomplishments in business and/or community service.
“Rebecca is an incredible leader for Bandwidth,” said David Morken, Co-Founder and CEO. “As Chief People Officer, she transcends the normal ‘HR’ orientation and focus and is involved in all areas of the business. Her leadership has been a critical component in building Bandwidth into the successful and scalable operation that it is today, with 300 employees, more than $130 million in revenue, with tremendous growth potential.”
Bottorff joined Bandwidth in 2010, and during that time, the company has grown from 154 to 300 employees. Under her leadership, Bandwidth has become a vibrant, active member of the local Triangle community – supporting a number of local charities and community organizations.
“People are our greatest asset at Bandwidth, and Rebecca ensures that we attract and retain top talent,” Morken added. “She’s got unbelievable passion that permeates the culture and creates a contagious level of energy. Plus, she’s got rock-solid business acumen and is able to jump in and guide the organization on multiple levels.”
Bottorff introduced a number of new programs at Bandwidth, such as a comprehensive work-life balance program in partnership with Care.com; a wellness initiative for employees, including offering 90 minutes of free time during lunch to work out; an employee recognition program, a concierge service for employees; and also introduced the “Bandwidth Cares” program to support local charitable organizations.
Over the last 15 years, Rebecca has served in executive roles for a number of high-growth, entrepreneurial companies, including: President, Venture Savvy Consulting Group, Vice President of Human Resources for Motricity and Vice President of Human Resources for Konover Property Trust.
Bandwidth is among the nation’s largest and fastest-growing communication technology companies. The company operates four divisions – inetwork, Phonebooth, Broadband and republic wireless – that all share a mission of transforming the communications industry. Across the four divisions, Bandwidth provides a full range of communications services, including wholesale voice origination and termination, a full suite of 9-1-1 services, hosted VoIP and internet connectivity service for SMBs, and a consumer wireless business. Founded in 1999, and a certified CLEC in 49 states, Bandwidth is a profitable company headquartered in Cary, NC with a large remote office in Denver, CO and field offices in eight other cities. For more information, please visit www.bandwidth.com.
Noreen Allen, Chief Marketing Officer