Irving, TX – Matrix Telecom, a Dallas, Texas-based provider of telecom services, announced today Jerry Ou has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Platinum Equity portfolio companies Matrix Telecom and Americatel Corporation. A seasoned executive with more than 10 years experience working in the telecommunications field, Ou had been COO of Matrix Telecom since 2010. He succeeds former President and CEO Charles “Chuck” Taylor, Jr., who left the company to pursue other opportunities.
Ou immediately assumes operating responsibilities for all of the Matrix business units, which includes Matrix Business Technologies, Trinsic, Excel Telecommunications, and Americatel. He will continue to build on Matrix Telecom’s success in growing its wholesale and consumer business segments while streamlining operations and maximizing profitability for the group.
“The changing telecommunications landscape offers Matrix and Americatel even more opportunities to grow and expand our portfolio of products,” said Ou. “I look forward to leading our companies in continuing to provide high value and reliable service for all our customers’ telecommunications requirements.”
Ou was previously the COO of Excel Telecommunications. He joined the Matrix team after the acquisition of the Excel Telecommunications business from Comtel Telcom Assets LP in 2010. Ou previously served as president of Mercantel Communications LP and has been in telecommunications for over ten years. Prior to Mercantel, Ou worked as a Senior Consultant with Simplified Development, the technology provider for Mercantel, focusing primarily on the Asian-American customer base. Prior to Simplified, Ou was a financial analyst with a Goldman Sachs and worked with banks JP Morgan and the Bank of Tokyo. Ou graduated from Harvard University with an honors degree in Economics.
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