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Boland T. Jones, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PGi
In the mid 1980s, Boland Jones started his first company — American Network Exchange (AMNEX) — which provided the first alternatives to the AT&T operator service. Jones foresaw a future in business communications applications and founded Premiere Global Services (PGi) in 1991. After 28 years in business, PGi now serves 90% of the Fortune 500™. With customers around the globe in nearly every industry, PGi has been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of America's 200 Best Small Companies and received the Growth Excellence of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan in 2008. Jones has also been included in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for excellence in Web Conferencing Solutions.
Named Georgia's #5 Top Performing CEO in 2008 by the Atlanta Business Journal, and identified as Entrepreneur of the Year of the Southwest Region by Ernst & Young, Jones supports a different kind of leadership approach. Believing in the power of innovation to make life easier, more efficient and more cost-effective, Jones stands by the value of dreaming big ideas into realities that shape the future and help companies do better business.
Jones received his BS from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and three children and is an avid supporter of a variety of charitable efforts.