About | SignalWire

We live by a simple creed:
Don’t imitate, innovate.

Our mission is a simple one. To empower you to build whatever you can imagine utilizing advanced programmable communication capabilities. Whether it’s a product, service, application, or enterprise communication tool, we want you to focus on your idea instead of worrying about developing, scaling, maintaining, and of course, overpaying for complex communications technology and services.

This is not a new mission for us. Over the past 12 years, our team has developed the number one open source communications platform in the world, FreeSWITCH. No one knows more about building programmable communications than we do. No one is more committed to the success of our customers and community. Let’s change the way the world communicates.

Leadership

Anthony Minessale

CEO

Creator of FreeSWITCH and a pioneer in the advanced communications industry. At SignalWire, Anthony is now bringing his vision of the next generation of communications to the mainstream and working together with some of the great minds and personalities of the industry.

Sean Heiney

COO

Led, developed, launched and marketed new products at CUDA to over 300M in revenue and IPO. Built and sold security SaaS company Periscan. 18 years startup experience.

Evan McGee

CTO

An expert in microservices and realtime cloud architectures with over a decade of experience in telecom. Evan helped create and grow the RingPlus MVNO from a blue sky project to 120k+ mobile users.

  • Erik Lagerway

    VP of Product

    A serial entrepreneur, Erik was previously the VP of client solutions at Dialpad and now brings his experience for driving product strategy and roadmap to SignalWire. What excites him most about SignalWire is that the company is perfectly positioned to deliver innovative communications services that are compelling and interoperable with the legacy products like FreeSWITCH.

  • Bryan Rite

    Director of Cloud Engineering

    An experienced full-stack engineer and developer with 20+ years in the industry across a wide range of fields. Before SignalWire, he co-founded the small business telecommunications platform Felix, helped build, scale, and innovate for RingPlus, a nationwide wireless MVNO, and founded other successful companies in many areas such as point of sale service and the education industry.

  • John Elliott

    Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales

    20-year industry veteran in the advanced communications space, most recently with Cisco's Tropo where he led global sales and business development. Joining SignalWire gives him the opportunity to scale the company's sales organization to meet the growing demand for the SignalWire cloud platform which aims to disrupt the programmable communications space by offering aggressively priced APIs designed for developers of all skill sets.

  • Christopher Rienzo

    Director of Stack Engineering

    Christopher is the lead on the STACK engineering team, which is responsible for building the SignalWire platform for enterprises. Prior to joining SignalWire, Chris was the director of engineering for voice systems at Grasshopper.

  • Gregg George

    Director of Marketing

    Formerly part of the marketing team at Barracuda Networks with SignalWire co-founder Sean Heiney, where he helped build the social media and video marketing efforts for the company. What excites him most about SIgnalWire is the potential to revolutionize the way people use technology to communicate, ultimately giving people the ability to connect anyone with anything, anywhere, in real-time.

  • Michael Jerris

    FreeSWITCH Founder, OpenSource/Community Advocate

    One of the founders of the FreeSWITCH open source project, and an advanced communications pioneer. Michael is deeply embedded in the developer community and committed to their success using SignalWire.

  • Daniel Gotlieb

    Director of Sales Operations

    12-year veteran at Barracuda Networks where he built the company’s sales and business operations from the ground up. Now he is responsible for building and streamlining SignalWire’s business operations to enable rapid growth while maintaining a best-in-class customer experience.

  • Brent McNamara

    Director of Sales

    Involved with the FreeSWITCH open source project for over 5 years, Brent knows the power and scalability of the platform and its potential to disrupt the industry. He is now responsible for driving revenue growth across SignalWire's portfolio and overseeing the development and strategic direction of sales and field operations.

  • Brian West

    FreeSWITCH Founder, OpenSource/Community Advocate

    One of the founders of the FreeSWITCH open source project, and an advanced communications pioneer. A key player in helping SignalWire to build a cutting edge platform that will disrupt the telecommunications status quo. In his role as director of support, Brian enjoys interacting with and helping customers to solve some of the unique challenges they encounter.

  • Harold Vance

    Director of Customer Success

    Another industry veteran, having served as director of customer success at Telestax. Harold is committed to ensuring SignaWire provides a customer experience that is unrivaled in the industry.