His team knows him simply as “Dave” — equal parts connector, innovator and force to be reckoned with. An entrepreneur from a young age, Dave’s fate in the telecom world was sealed after watching someone use a computer to make a video call.
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, StartMeeting ® brought to you by FreeConferenceCall.com For Business™ and FreeConferenceCall.com For Developers™ 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.
With his finger on the pulse of the industry, Dave turned his attention to the groundswell of innovation occurring over the last decade — and the disruptive service providers that have surged into the market. Recognizing that the traditional carrier model was never designed to support such a shift, Dave spotted an opening for a new way forward.
CarrierX reimagines the traditional carrier model and existing PSTN regulations, processes and technology by allowing applications and enterprises to connect across platforms through one network. With the goal of interoperability at the highest level of quality, CarrierX facilitates surges in innovation while delivering the most disruptive economic model to customers.
MORE ABOUT DAVE
Dave is a frequent keynote speaker at CEO leadership conferences, appearing on national radio, television and in business news publications such as Entrepreneur, Inc., Forbes and USA Today. He has received multiple distinctions, including “Innovator of the Year” by VON for pioneering HD conference bridges at FreeConferenceCall.com. Under his leadership, the product has won user accolades such as “Best Web Conferencing Software”, “Highest Overall Usability Score” and a Stevie Award® for Customer Service Department of the Year in Telecommunications category.
Dave lives in Long Beach, Calif., with his wife and three children and enjoys fishing, boating, surfing and volunteering in the community.
BOARD SEATS AND PHILANTHROPIES
Dave sits on the board at Memorial Medical Center Foundation and on the Advisory Board at Stratis PE. He is a Vistage peer advisor. He is actively involved in charitable organizations throughout the Southern California area, including: Children Today, Goals for Life and the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House.
DAVID ERICKSON INTERVIEWS, ARTICLES AND TALKS
As the force behind exponential international growth at FreeConferenceCall.com, Josh is instrumental in establishing new strategic partnerships at CarrierX. Responsible for overseeing overall business strategy, leading the company’s vision and stimulating innovation in product development, marketing and sales, profitability and market leadership, Josh keeps finding fresh ways for CarrierX to grow its world-class services, bolster its high-quality network and add additional value to customers and the global communications ecosystem. Josh believes in strengthening local community and proudly serves on the board of Children Today. His favorite hours are spent with his family.
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.
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.