The Management Team
Driven by the technical acumen and business diversity of its core team, VirtualPBX® maintains its leadership in the hosted PBX space. The guiding principle for this management team and the company is, “customer issues transcend all others”.
ceo and president
As the chief business visionary at VirtualPBX, Paul has helped take the company from a cool side-project to a market leader. With over 25 years of strategic, operational, sales, and marketing management experience, Paul has successfully guided the emergence of such companies as Silicon Vision, Specialix, Siemens/Pyramid and, most notably, BEA Systems. As the Vice President of Business Development and Alliances for their ECI Division, Paul helped BEA achieve $1 billion in annual revenue faster than any other software company in the history of the industry. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for VirtualPBX and CASA, a non-profit child advocacy group in Northern California. He also sits on the Board of Advisors for the West Valley Business School and Cast Iron Systems, an integration appliance company funded by Sequoia Capital and Norwest Ventures. Paul holds a Double Honors Bachelors Degree in International Business and Corporate Decision Making from Kingston University of London, England.
chief technical officer
With over 20 years experience developing and implementing software, database, voice and systems software solutions, Steve forms the foundation for all of VirtualPBX’s technical innovation. As the inventor of the VirtualPBX service, Steve directs the evolution of the system, is guru for all things telecom, and mentor to the development team. These abilities have been on display Steve’s entire career but they were presaged early on. While at General Dynamics and just a few years out of college, Steve was one of only two engineers out of 8,000 to receive a Technical Achievement award for his work on conformal phased arrays. Steve holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.
chief operating officer
Lon’s 25 years as a technology leader has taken him from the digital printing business to the world of VoIP and telephony. A leader in managing technology teams, Lon’s passion and commitment has helped the innovation strategy, growth and profitability of Kinko’s Northwest, Kickass Pixels and Grown, Inc. Lon is responsible for all of VirtualPBX’s operating decisions as well as the company’s engineering, customer service and product development strategy.
director of marketing
Nicholas is our Fearless Leader into the ever changing Marketing landscape. For over 10 years Nicholas has been instrumental in the Global Marketing Success of many B2B and B2C companies in the Silicon Valley. His extensive Online Marketing and Web Project/Program Management experience plays a vital role in the day to day operations of VirtualPBX. His passion for the future of our company is contagious. He is responsible for all aspects of the company’s marketing strategy, including branding, communications, product marketing, online marketing, and evangelism.