The Washington Network, Inc. Names S. Gregory Cottrell as CFO

New CFO Cottrell brings 19 years of accounting, finance and strategic experience to The Washington Network Inc.

Alexandria, VA, April 09, 2009 --( The Washington Network, Inc., a provider of computer networks and telephone systems for Washington-area businesses and associations, today announced the appointment of S. Gregory Cottrell as controller/chief financial officer. Mr. Cottrell has 19 years of experience in accounting and financial leadership for technology-based companies.

“This addition to our team is driven by our desire to provide better service to our clients,” said Rick Endres, president of The Washington Network. “Greg’s a real pro. I know our clients will see value from this appointment. Wherever their money may be involved – especially in billing systems or calculating ROI for new programs – our goal is to constantly improve the way we serve them.

“We’re thrilled to get someone with Greg’s experience and skills.”

Mr. Cottrell will manage accounting, create leasing programs, formulate financial strategies, and implement a new state-of-the-art project and ticket tracking capability.

Mr. Cottrell previously served as vice president of finance and accounting for CD Financial Company, Inc., of Herndon, Virginia, an equipment leasing company. He was heavily involved in the company’s financial and business strategic planning. He was involved in the selection, implementation and design of new software systems.

Mr. Cottrell operated his own consulting practice from 2003 to 2007, and was controller for Resource Leasing Corporation in Herndon from 1994 to 2001. He graduated from James Madison University in 1989 with a B.S. in Accounting.

“I’m excited to join The Washington Network, especially at this time,” Mr. Cottrell said. “Clients today need more accountability, more efficiency, and smarter systems that will lower operating expenses and improve productivity. That’s exactly what The Washington Network is committed to.”

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About The Washington Network, Inc.

Founded in 1987, The Washington Network, Inc. in Alexandria, Virginia, provides computer networks, business phone systems, IT support and other technology solutions for associations and businesses in the Washington, DC Metro area.

Serving primarily clients without a large in-house IT staff, The Washington Network lowers its clients’ operating costs while increasing productivity, utilizing flat-rate managed network services. These include remote network monitoring, preventive maintenance, help desk, redundant back-ups and on-call network engineers.

A member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council and Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, The Washington Network has been honored as the Chamber’s Professional Service Business of the Year.

Through its strategic membership in the Technology Assurance Group, The Washington Network serves and supports clients with multiple locations across the U.S. and Canada.

In 1995, The Washington Network was among the first to integrate workplace telephone systems with computer networks and corporate databases. Today the company implements fully converged solutions that include complete computer networks and business phone systems, and advanced productivity applications.

The Washington Network is located at 30 South Quaker Lane, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. For more information on The Washington Network, call 703.212.7100 or visit

The Washington Network Inc.
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