Dechert Selects vCom for Telecom Expense Management

April 1, 2012

vCom Solutions today announced that Dechert, an international law firm, has partnered with vCom to leave behind the complexity and excessive costs of ‘carrier direct’ telecom purchasing. With vCom, customers gain carrier-agnostic, wholesale buying power and a simple, transparent view into all of their telecom services and activity through vCom’s cloud-based application. They also receive a single bill for all services across the country.

“I needed to take a tighter grip on my telecom expenses. vCom’s cloud-based software provides us with the visibility and control over telecom spend in a single portal,” said Mike Shannon, CIO of Dechert. “Our key drivers in selecting vCom were the need to consolidate the billing of the many carriers we use across the country, the increased visibility and improved management of our spending, and the opportunity to optimize our technology.”

Dechert is a leading international law firm with 22 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1875, the firm has grown to over 800 lawyers and has earned honors from industry publications including Chambers, The American Lawyer, Best Lawyers, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, The Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation and Law360.

“Law firm IT leaders operate under high stakes – they face little-to-no tolerance for network downtime, must provide secure access to massive amounts of data, and they have a demanding clientele of expensive professionals. The stability, efficiency and security of their network infrastructure are mission critical,” said Gary Storm, President and CEO of vCom Solutions. “With the critical nature of the network’s health, it can be a challenge for legal organizations to devote IT staff to addressing the cost of the network, managing the various suppliers, and optimizing the underlying technology. This is why vCom is such a great solution for law firms – we help them select the right telecom technology, gain visibility and control over their spending and inventory, and ultimately save them time and money.”

About vCom Solutions
vCom Solutions revolutionizes the way enterprises manage their entire telecom lifecycle. vCom customers gain control over inventory, expenses and carrier relationships, achieving better business intelligence that drives profitability. vCom’s Telecom Management as a Service (TMaaS) solution includes a suite of cloud-based telecom management software tools, complemented by a full portfolio of professional services. For more information,

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Prior to joining vCom, Audrey was the Chief Marketing Officer of Energy Recovery Inc (NASDAQ: ERII) from 2012-2015 and its VP of Marketing, joining the company as a small start-up organization in 2005. During her tenure, she led the global marketing strategies, built a disruptive global brand by growing revenue 5-fold from $10M to $50M, increased market share from 20% to 90% and completed an IPO. Audrey positioned the company for further growth by uncovering new applications – taking the company from $50M to $5B worth of addressable markets. She has championed product development in cross-functional teams with R&D, engineering and production to successfully launch new products globally.

As a result of building a strong brand, communications and culture, her work received 4 global industry awards in single year by Institute of Engineering and Innovation (IET). She was also recognized as an Innovation Finalist of the Year. Audrey served as a Board member of a non-profit, developed and promoted STEM programs and led philanthropic efforts for low-income families. She holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from Michigan State University.