Thursday, March 25, 2010

Purple Welcomes New Board Members

Purple Welcomes New Board Members

urple Communications™, Inc. (Pink Sheets: PRPL), a leading provider of text, video relay (VRS), on-site interpreting services, and video remote interpreting (VRI) for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, announced the appointment of two new directors to the Company's Board -- Aaron Dobrinsky and Jose E. Feliciano.

Mr. Dobrinsky founded GoAmerica, Inc., which was a predecessor to Purple Communications, and served various roles as its Chairman, President, and CEO. He is the CEO of Kosher.com, an online national supermarket. Additionally, he is the President of Dobrinsky Management, Inc., a management consulting and advisory firm providing strategic and operational guidance to startup and mid-stage companies.

Mr. Feliciano is a partner and co-founder of Clearlake Capital, L.P., which together with its affiliates, is Purple's leading investor. Formerly, Mr. Feliciano was a partner and member of the investment committee at Tennenbaum Capital. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer of govWorks, Inc. and was an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Continuing with their service to the Board are Behdad Eghbali, Chairman of Purple and partner of Clearlake Capital Group, LLC, Ronald E. Obray, Vice Chairman and founder of Hands On Video Relay Services, and Dan Luis, CEO of Purple, and former CEO of GoAmerica, Inc.