VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vancouver based Teliphone Corp. (OTCQB:TLPH), one of the world's local digital telecommunications companies is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Convey as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Chris Convey is a highly qualified for this position having served as the Chief Financial Officer of Uniserve Communications Corp. from October 2011 to December 13, 2012. Prior to Uniserve he successively served as Vice President of Finance for two hi-technology firms and was responsible for the financial, legal and commercial aspects of the corporations. He further served as the Financial Controller for PA Consulting's Venture Investment arm. Mr. Convey has a wealth of Telecom experience from Cable & Wireless and British Telecom in a range of financial and commercial roles, as well as considerable knowledge of the high-tech and venture capital sectors. A UK qualified Chartered Management Accountant, he is well versed in providing the financial and operational frameworks necessary to execute on strategic goals. Mr. Convey also holds a B.A. in Japanese and French from the University of Durham. Mr. Convey replaces Tim Sansom, the CFO of Navigata Communications 2009 Inc. who remained with the company during the initial transition period after Teliphone acquired it main operations and network in December 2012. Tim has been very valuable during this time, allowing the transition to proceed smoothly. Teliphone's President, Benoit Laliberté stated, "We are fortunate to have someone like Chris who has both telecom experience and skills in overseeing the financial aspects of a public company join the management team. Teliphone will continue to build on its solid management base in order to implement its growth strategy." About Teliphone Corp. / Teliphone Navigata-Westel Inc. From its origin in 1957 as BC Rail Telecom, to its evolution into Teliphone Navigata-Westel, the company is now one of the largest independent facilities-based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) in Canada providing voice, data, broadband Internet, IT support, Cloud computing, Next Layer co-location data centres and IPTV service across Canada. Teliphone services carriers, business, government and residential customers on a national network which includes a wireless backhaul network, a trans-Canada SONET fibre optic network and multiple CLEC/ILEC mutual CO facilities. Teliphone also operates a US network and its voice and IPTV services are available in 47 countries.