Competitive Telecoms Group Expands Its Consulting Group with Several Key Executive Appointments

Dave Ballantine, Russell Jay and Richard Miller Join CTG’s Consulting Group

Competitive Telecoms GroupNew York, NY – April 29, 2014 – Competitive Telecoms Group, Inc. (‘CTG’), one of the leading consulting and recruiting companies in the telecommunications space, with more than 50 global carrier clients, announces the expansion of its consulting group with the addition of several well-known and highly experienced telecoms executives.

“While best known for our recruiting capabilities, CTG also continues to expand our consulting practice with major industry players such as The Carlyle Group, Verizon, Neustar, Cerberus Networks, Aon, Telarix, and many others,” says Jerry DeMartino, CEO of Competitive Telecoms Group, and former President of MCI International and CEO of GlobeNet

Key Executive Appointments:
CTG welcomes a number of key players to its Consulting team: Dave Ballantine, Russell Jay and Richard Miller.

Dave Ballantine joins Competitive Telecoms Group as VP of Consulting Services.  Mr. Ballantine is the former Senior Vice President of Sales Strategies and Carrier Services at Allstream.  He has also held previous roles with Stentor and Concert in both the UK as well as the Americas. 

“Mr. Ballantine brings knowledge and relationships that can help elevate Competitive Telecoms Group to the next level in consulting services,” DeMartino adds.

Russell Jay, former VP of Business Services at Orange (France Telecom) handling asset management and real estate, will also be joining Competitive Telecoms Group as VP of Asset Management and Real Estate.  

“Russell’s diverse experience at Orange, Concert, MCI and IBM adds another dimension to our capabilities,” acknowledges DeMartino.

Richard Miller, an investment banker and strategic marketing executive, will also be joining the group as Executive Advisor, Mergers and Acquisitions.  He is a founding partner at Whetstone Capital Advisors, LLC, which specializes in merger and acquisition as well as strategic marketing work for mid-market telecom technology companies.  Mr. Miller held past senior positions as an Executive Vice President at Agilis International (acquired by Infogix) and Executive Vice President at Fiducinet, Inc., a provider of compliance and risk management solutions to communications service providers (acquired by Neustar in 2005).

CTG is building a team of truly talented executives with diverse expertise to handle virtually any assignment, anywhere.  By incorporating consulting with recruiting, CTG has the ability to reach into its extensive database of executives worldwide to manage projects that require skills in every segment of the industry.

CTG is excited about its new partners and direction, and looks forward to discussing its capabilities at International Telecoms Week (ITW) in Chicago from May 11th through the 14th.

To learn more about Competitive Telecoms Group, visit or call 914.248.5991.

# # #

About Competitive Telecoms Group, Inc.
CTG is a specialist executive placement and advisory firm for the telecommunications industry.  With an extensive proprietary database, experienced recruiters and proven executive leadership, the company’s knowledge, speed and network remain unmatched. Competitive Telecoms Group (CTG) was founded in 1999 in New York by Jerry DeMartino, former President of MCI International, the multi-billion dollar subsidiary of MCI WorldCom.  After more than 26 years as a senior executive holding senior positions in strategy, development, sales, marketing and international at MCI WorldCom, Mr. DeMartino saw the unique opportunity to create an organization of senior executives and affiliates with extensive, competitive telecommunications expertise to provide services to carriers throughout the world.