Business Telecom Inc. (BTI), an integrated communications provider in the Southeast, has appointed Jack Feingold to the position of area vice president in Florida.

In his new role, Feingold will oversee sales, business development and general management of BTI’s offices in Jacksonville, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa.

Feingold brings to Raleigh-based BTI more than 18 years experience in telecommunications, working for companies like Teligent, WinStar Communications, Smarttalk Teleservices and MCI.

Prior to joining BTI, Feingold served as national VP of network sales for Velocita Corporation, where he was responsible for managing the company’s sales organization and developing new sales models for the enterprise sector.

“Jack’s extensive experience in the telecommunications industry will be invaluable as we further develop our service offerings and continue to grow our customer base,” Frank Frulio, senior VP at BTI, said in a statement. “He is a seasoned professional with an established track record of building successful sales strategies. He complements our outstanding sales organization.”