Publicly traded Syniverse Technologies, a Tampa, Fla.-based technology company serving the wireless telecommunications industry, has named Tony Holcombe as president and chief executive officer, the company announced. Holcombe replaces G. Edward Evans, who will stay as chairman of the board of directors.
Before Syniverse, Holcombe was president of Emdeon Corp., formerly WebMD Corp., and president of Emdeon Business Services. Emdeon provides business, technology and information services. Holcombe has been a member of the Syniverse board of directors since March 2003. He was named president of WebMD in October 2004 after serving as president of the company's business services operation. He joined WebMD in December 2003 to head its Envoy claims clearinghouse business unit, according to company announcements, after serving as CEO of Valutec Card Solutions, Franklin, Tenn.
Emdeon announced Holcomb's resignation on Nov. 18, 2005, effective Dec. 2, 2005, according to Emdeon spokeswoman Jennifer Newman. Fourteen executives of Emdeon either have been indicted or have pleaded guilty to various federal charges in South Carolina stemming from a federal probe into the company's business dealings involving its division that sold a physician office practice-management software called Medical Manager.
Holcombe has not been charged or named in the investigation.
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