PHILADELPHIA, PA – January 28, 2012 – Alteva (previously referred to as WVT Communications Group) (NYSE MKT: WVT),the parent company of leading cloud communications pioneers, today announced that its Chief Sales Officer, Louis Hayner,  has been selected by the ranking committee of ExecRank as a “Top Sales Executive” for 2012.  Mr. Hayner leads the sales operations for Alteva, the nation’s ninth largest unified communications provider.  The ExecRank survey is the result of two years of research and feedback from evaluation committees and top Chief Sales Officers that yielded an algorithm for how to rank sales executives based on their performance in 24 key areas.

According to Adam Navrozally, the analyst responsible for the rankings division of ExecRank, “Mr. Hayner has a strong record of success in management and business development, and he is considered a thought leader in his field.  He has played an influential role in Alteva’s growth, and he has helped spread its reputation for providing a high level of client satisfaction.  He is highly regarded in the communications industry, and amongst other sales executives.”

“Following a momentous year leading sales at Alteva, it is an honor to be recognized as one of the Top CSOs and Sales Executives of 2012,” said Louis Hayner.  “ExecRank’s distinction is a testament to Alteva’s sustained record of delivering solutions and high touch service to enhance business communications.”

ExecRank evaluated over 15,000 Sales Executives this year to rank only the Top 250. 2012 saw a heavy focus on online integration for sales strategies, as well as engagement strategies that break through the clutter and show a positive return on investment. 2012 also saw many sales executives serve on boards of directors and display a skill set that is applicable to multiple industries, and these achievements factored heavily into these rankings as well.

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About Alteva
Alteva, a cloud-based Unified Communications (UC) solution provider headquartered in Philadelphia, offers the most reliable network, the most responsive and proactive customer service and the best value to its customers. It delivers cloud-based UC solutions including Voice over IP phone systems and service (VoIP PBX), hosted Microsoft Communication Servicesfixed mobile convergence, andadvanced voice applications for the desktop. Alteva’s service requires minimal installation and configuration while eliminating monthly phone and on-premise system maintenance charges, reducing overall communication costs and enabling organizations to improve productivity. By combining Alteva’s voice service with Microsoft Communication Services products, including Microsoft ExchangeOffice Communication Server (OCS), andSharePoint, Alteva’s customers receive a true, high-quality, voice-enabled UC solution that easily integrates with existing business applications. Based in Philadelphia, Alteva is North America’s largest provider of enterprise hosted VoIP, and provides hosted UC solutions to businesses in all 50 states and four continents. For more information about Alteva, visit, the Alteva YouTube channel at, follow us on Twitter @AltevaInc or call 1-877-258-3821.

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ExecRank Contact:
Adam Navrozally
415-578-7426 ext. 130

Alteva Contact:
Melissa Lande

About ExecRank
ExecRank is the definitive ranking service of leading executives who have achieved the highest level of professional achievement and peer recognition. ExecRank was founded by Jonathan Aspatore, one of the most authoritative figures in business publishing. As former CEO of one of the 5 largest business book publishing houses (Aspatore Books), and current CEO of three other business media companies. Jonathan has published over 5,000 of the world’s top business and legal executives, including C-Level executives (CEO, CFO, CTO, CMO, COO) from 74% of the Fortune 500 and senior level partners from 100% of the AmLaw 200 largest law firms. As the creator of the patent-pending, proprietary algorithm that took 2 years to develop for ExecRank, Jonathan is uniquely qualified to have created a system that ranks leading executives. ExecRank rankings reach over 6 million readers a year in the United States alone given our partnerships with leading publishers, web sites, trade shows and more.