Western Independent Bankers Partners with vCom Solutions to Offer Telecom Expense Management Services For Western Banks

March 1, 2012

Western Independent Bankers (WIB) and its wholly-owned products and services subsidiary WIB Service Corporation (WIBSCO), have selected vCom Solutions as their newest Group Purchase Program partner. vCom is the pioneer of Telecom Management as a Service (TMaaS) and works with a number of community banks in the West looking to achieve substantial cost savings over total telecommunications spend, eliminate billing errors and consolidate the management of multiple vendors, contracts and invoices.

WIB is a trade association that informs, educates and connects community banks with the resources and services to achieve the highest standards of personal and organizational performance. Products and services offered under the Group Purchase Program are reviewed and selected through a thorough due diligence process and provide benefits to Western banks not available in the general marketplace, typically in the form of exclusive discounts or cost savings.

“We selected vCom because our bank members have limited IT resources,” said WIBSCO President, Julianna Graham. “They often cannot devote the resources to proactively administer their telecom environment – such as correcting billing errors or managing inventory – and they frequently receive poor support from the telecom carriers. vCom Solutions serves as a single point of contact for these banks, resulting in cost savings, simplified billing and better service.”

“vCom has had tremendous success with our banking clients,” said Gary Storm, vCom Solutions’ President and CEO. “That’s because banks need highly efficient data networks and the strictest levels of data governance. With the pressing need to maintain their networks’ health and security, they often aren’t able to focus on the underlying cost of the network and managing the numerous suppliers. vCom manages this all for them, helping banks select the right telecom technology, gain visibility and control over their spending and inventory, and ultimately save time and money.” vCom works with a number of banks including West Coast Bank, Home Federal Bancorp, Fremont Bank, and Montecito Bank.

More information on vCom’s Telecom Expense Management service available through the WIB Group Purchase Program can be found at the WIB Solutions Store at www.wibstore.com.

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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.