Technology >> CEO Interviews >> April 6, 2005

Brian Bates – Tns Inc (tns)

BRIAN BATES is President and Chief Operating Officer of TNS Inc. He has more than 20 years of telecommunications and point-of-services (POS) experience. In 1990, he was a founding employee of TNS, and since then, he has been instrumental in shaping the company's direction. Today, as President and COO of TNS, Mr. Bates leads the company in executing against its strategic vision and oversees day-to-day operations of the business. Mr. Bates rejoined TNS after a brief stint as PaylinX Corporation's President and COO. Previously, during his decade-long career at TNS, he played a vital role in developing the POS business from a concept to a multimillion-dollar transaction carrier. His positions included Executive Vice President and General Manager of TNS' POS Division and Vice President of Sales. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bates was a Regional Sales Manager at Digital Radio Networks, where he managed sales and distribution. He also worked in commercial sales at Sprint Communications. Mr. Bates earned a BS in Economics from the College of William and Mary. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with a brief historical sketch of TNS, Inc., and

then give us a picture of the company at the present time?

Mr. Bates: Transaction Network Services is a global leader