Digerati Announces Appointment of Derek Gietzen to President
Digerati Technologies, Inc. (“Digerati” or the “Company”), a provider of cloud services specializing in UCaaS (Unified Communications as a Service) solutions for the small to medium-sized business (“SMB”) market, today announced that Derek Gietzen has been named as the Company’s President. Currently, Mr. Gietzen is President of NextLevel Internet (“NextLevel”), a Digerati subsidiary.
Mr. Gietzen is an experienced 20-year telecommunications executive with a track record of managing successful high-growth companies. In addition to achieving consistent double-digit growth at NextLevel, Mr. Gietzen’s passion for creating amazing corporate cultures led NextLevel to be recognized as a certified ‘Great Place to Work in the U.S.’, for each of the last three years.
“Since our acquisition of NextLevel earlier this year, Derek has been instrumental in the operational integration of Digerati’s various subsidiaries,” said Arthur L. Smith, Chief Executive Officer. “Derek is an inspirational leader who perfectly aligns with our core values and brings the added skills necessary to successfully execute our business plan and ongoing M&A strategy. We are confident his contribution will enhance our ability to deliver on our corporate goals and assist us with creating long-term shareholder value.”
“This is an exciting time for Digerati, and I am thrilled to be taking on the role of President of the combined operations,” said Derek Gietzen. “We have an amazing leadership team, and I look forward to all we can accomplish.”