About Us

We are a CPaaS and API provider that owns our network. We allow you to build an entire communications infrastructure for your application without depending on third-party carriers. As a carrier that gives you carrier-like control, we allow you to manage your network how you want. Our global reach in telecommunications means we can do everything from providing reliable phone numbers to enabling your company as its own network carrier.

Building your service on a traditional CPaaS provider’s network drives your communications bill higher as you scale to high volume inbound calls. When you partner with CarrierX, you flip that model and make revenue on your calls rather than paying a third party to manage them. CarrierX restructures your communications cost while giving you complete control over your network. When you partner with CarrierX, you gain a powerful network and a reliable partner.

David Erickson


His foray into free teleconferencing back in 2001 sparked the viral movement known as FreeConferenceCall.com. Today, the company he founded has grown from $10 URL to the largest and most recognized conferencing and collaboration brand on the planet — with roughly 40 million users across 160 countries each month.

From this bold beginning, Dave went on to pioneer HDTandem, Wyde Voice, and StartMeeting® to name just a few. The array of companies, offering the highest quality solutions for consumers, enterprises and developers, represents an expansive and growing global infrastructure. For Dave, influencing regulations came with the territory. He took an active role in reforming and modernizing the universal service and intercarrier compensation systems through the 2011 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Connect America Fund (CAF) Order. His continuous efforts have worked to ensure that robust, affordable voice and broadband service, both fixed and mobile, are available nationwide.

Scott Southron


A senior financial executive with capital funding expertise, Scott is both business and operationally focused with a solid foundation in public accounting, reporting, planning and controls. He has experience in capitalizing and growing companies in new technologies and services by teaming with exceptional executive management, CEOs and investors to properly position companies to achieve growth and profitability goals. Scott has successfully established profitable, strategic alliances with vendors, affiliates, partners and customers. He has a degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Southern California and is a Certified Public Accountant in California. He enjoys traveling to see his two sons play college lacrosse.

Eugene Tcipnjatov


With rich experience in telecommunications, digital signal processing, software testing and performance tuning, Eugene brings a passion for driving technological innovation and a strong understanding of VoIP technologies to CarrierX. Expertise in end-to-end software project management enables Eugene to lead high-level teams in effectively solving complex engineering tasks. Eugene holds a Masters degree in Applied Mathematics.

Bryan Peterson

Vice President, Network Operations

As the Vice President of Network Operations, Bryan is responsible for the day-to-day management and maintenance of all aspects of the CarrierX network and technology infrastructure. He oversees network operations, carrier relationships and strategic network planning as well as managing network fraud detection and prevention. Bryan came to CarrierX with over 20 years of telecom operations experience, having worked for a number of LECs, CLECs and telecom startups during his career.

Bill Swain

Vice President, Marketing

Bill Swain is the vice president of Marketing at FreeConferenceCall.com. As the head of a global marketing organization, Bill leads a talented and creative team, that is focused on driving the company’s marketing strategy, product marketing, communications, new user acquisition and branding. Under his leadership, the department is highly focused on digital marketing, email strategy and search engine optimization.

He is a graduate of Cal Berkeley, a devoted husband and the proud dog dad of two dogs. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and traveling (especially to France).

Heather Hall

Vice President, Finance

Heather Hall started with the company as Director of Finance and was soon promoted to Vice President. Heather now leads the business intelligence team — combining experts from each operational group in — to support both retail and enterprise customer needs. Additionally, she manages the corporate finance and planning departments. Prior to joining CarrierX and the StartMeeting team, Heather held vice president positions in billing operations and finance at other telecommunications companies. She holds a bachelor's degree from University of California, Irvine and a MBA from California State University, Fullerton.

Michael Ching

Director, VOIP Engineering

Coming from a background in telecom and web startups, Michael brings operational experience and a developer-focused mindset to CarrierX. He ensures the CarrierX network successfully processes over 3 billion minutes of voice traffic each month, while providing APIs and integrations that meet actual developer needs.

Lauren Estabrook

Vice President, Product Development

As vice president of product development, Lauren is responsible for CarrierX’s global product portfolio. Lauren’s primary focus is on delivering the industry’s most complete, proven, and innovative set of UCaaS solutions.

Prior to joining CarrierX, Lauren spent nearly 15 years building products for FinTech businesses both large and small in New York and Los Angeles. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, and in her free time she likes going to the beach with her husband and two girls, traveling, and trying to beat her previous high output on the Peloton.