Alfred T. Mockett was appointed CEO of DEX One Corporation. He replaced David Swanson who left the company in May. Swanson built the company into a major player that publishes yellow pages directories in 28 states, but in the process took on a mountain of debt (US$ 9bn) that pushed the company into bankruptcy when the recession had a negative impact on revenues.
Alfred T. Mockett, 61, a native of Great Britain and has more than three decades of experience at telecommunications and technology companies. That included being a CEO of Motive, a provider of software for telecommunications companies, from 2006 to 2008, which is when the Austin, Texas, company was acquired by Alcatel-Lucent for $68 million. He also is the former CEO of American Management Services, a software and consulting firm in Fairfax, Va. Source: Press Commentaries
BIIA Newsletter October II – 2010 Issue