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Edward A. Hall, Founder & CEO

Edward A. Hall founded TelecomXchange International in December 2004 following 22 years of service to the telecommunications industry as a principal technical member. His past 11 years have been with two of the leading telecommunications associations in Washington, DC.

Prior to founding TelecomXchange International, Mr. Hall’s previous position was with the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solution (ATIS), a leading standards development organization (SDO), as the Vice President for Technical Development bringing with him years of experience in wireless technical standards development, law enforcement (wiretap) issues, as well as leadership in the telecommunications area relating to public safety and people with disabilities.

Prior to joining ATIS, Ed spent seven years at the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA) starting in 1993 as Director for Network Operations. He was subsequently promoted to Assistant Vice President for Technology Operations overseeing integration of technology innovations and network interoperability for the industry. His primary responsibility was ensuring that all wireless carriers meet the industry's goal of seamless operation. He has provided leadership, coordination and contributions for technical standards committees developing network standards for ANSI-41 Interoperability and Interworking (I&I), the Joint, Committee T-1 and TR45 Mobile and Personal Communication Lawfully Authorized Electronic Surveillance (LAES), and Enhanced Emergency Services (AHES). Ed has also planned and moderated, a CTIA Technology Workshop series featuring the status of wireless location technologies in response to FCC docket 94-102 Report and Order as well as establishing and chairing the Industry’s TTY/TDD Over Digital Forum credited with developing solutions for TTY signaling over various digital air interfaces in use today by wireless service providers.

His other accomplishments include assisting in the establishment of an industry forum designed to provide solutions for international roaming issues (International Forum on ANSI-41 Standards Technology - IFAST), the Emergency Services Interconnection Forum (ESIF), the IMSI Oversight Council (IOC) and the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) Forum.

Lieutenant Colonel Ed Hall retired from the US Marine Corps after serving 24 years. He spent over 12 years in electronic communications and surveillance systems, and Radio Frequency (RF) field experience and direction finding. As Commanding Officer aboard US Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Col Hall was responsible for all electronics surveillance and intelligence support capabilities for the Caribbean Theater of Operations. In his last military assignment, Col Hall coordinated all electronic intelligence support and commercial mobile radio service operations for the Fleet Marine Force Atlantic Command, Norfolk, VA. in addition to serving as a liaison for these matters with the National Security Agency (NSA) and Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

Pete Skillman, Systems Administrator

Pete Skillman joined TelecomXchange International in December 2004 as the Systems Administrator. Pete brings his extensive knowledge of data networking, client/server applications, security, and UNIX-based systems to TelecomXchange International.

Pete has been a UNIX systems administrator for 5 years. He also has a background in technical support from his days working for Apple Computer's technical support division, AppleCare, and the Baltimore County Public Library's Internet services department.