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Alpine Access, a provider of customer service contact centers that employs home-based workers, has named Stephen W. Schovee chairman of the board of directors.
Alpine Access, an outsourced provider of customer service contact centers that employs home-based workers, has named Stephen W. Schovee chairman of the board of directors. Until now, the company has not had a chairman. “Due to the accelerated growth of the company, they now find themselves in the position where they require one,” a spokeswoman says.
Schovee has been a member of Alpine Access’s board since last spring. He has been a general partner in six venture capital funds. He was also founder and CEO of OneComm Corp., which he sold to Nextel for $650 million. He has also been vice president and general partner for Centennial Funds, and has served on the boards of Allied Riser Communications, Gabriel Communications, Inflow, Verio, Optiglobe and VeloCom.
Alpine Access has agents in more than 1,000 cities. Clients include Office Depot, Jeppesen, EDS-an HP company, and the Internal Revenue Service.