The VirtualPBX 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”.

Paul Hammond, CEO and President

Paul Hammond, CEO and PresidentAs the chief business visionary at VirtualPBX, Paul has helped take the company from a cool side-project to a market leader. With over 30 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 in addition to being a Board advisor to Yardarm Technologies. He has previously held a board seat at CASA, a non-profit child advocacy group in Northern California, as well as a role on the Advisors Board for West Valley Business School and Cast Iron Systems, an integration appliance company funded by Sequoia Capital and Norwest Ventures. Paul holds an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and Corporate Decision Making from Kingston University of London, England. Connect with Paul on LinkedIn.

Lon Baker, COO

Lon Baker, COOLon’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. Connect with Lon on LinkedIn.

Rachel Anderson, CMO

Rachel Anderson, VP of Design & MarketingRachel Anderson is the Chief Marketing Officer and general go-to resource for emerging trends, platforms, and how best to leverage them at VirtualPBX. After receiving her BFA at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Rachel has moved from the Bay Area to Peru, New York, Washington, and now Philadelphia, Pennsylvania all while practicing what she preaches is possible for digital nomads with the backing of VirtualPBX communications tools. Rachel leads the VirtualPBX Marketing Team with a focus on brand experience and building engagement. Connect with Rachel on LinkedIn.

Kevin Peyton, VP Sales

Kevin Peyton, VP SalesKevin Peyton is the Vice President of Sales at VirtualPBX where he leads the Sales Team’s focus on customer acquisition and revenue growth and helps to build skill development, customer retention, and ethical business practices. Kevin happily shares much of his time out of the office between shuttling his three daughters between various equestrian, field hockey, soccer, school, or social engagements. A lifelong athlete, Kevin achieved four Regional and two National titles in Roller Figure Skating, and now has directed his competitive spirit towards his love for the game of golf. Kevin has a business degree from San Jose State University and is a past President of the San Jose Country Club. Connect with Kevin on LinkedIn.

Daniel Ruiz, VP of DevOps

Daniel Ruiz, VP of DevOpsA VirtualPBX team member since 2012, Daniel brings nearly 20 years of network expertise to the IT team. A veteran of telecommunications architecture and bandwidth optimization, Daniel has designed systems to fine-tune private systems as well as build large-scale internet infrastructure for entire cities in the United States and Mexico. When he’s not streamlining the path to the cloud, Daniel enjoys Pixar movies with his son and heavy metal music with his guitar. Connect with Daniel on LinkedIn.