Our customers tell us that they prefer to work with us because we make it easy for them to transform their communications. Our people are the heart of what makes IntelePeer a success.
Frank Fawzi, President and CEO
Frank M. Fawzi is the Chief Executive Officer at IntelePeer, a cloud communications platform company based in San Mateo, California. He joined IntelePeer in 2006 as a Board Member then as CEO in 2007. Mr. Fawzi has been a guiding force in driving the company’s efforts to become a leading innovator of communications services and applications. And with his leadership, the ability to attract and retain exceptional talent and to raise the necessary venture funding, IntelePeer has grown dramatically. This rapid growth was funded with over $55M in venture financing that Mr. Fawzi secured from VantagePoint Venture Partners, Kennet Venture Partners, NorthCap Partners, and EDF Ventures. In recognition, the company has received numerous awards for its products, customer service and leadership over the past several years, including being named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing U.S. companies and to Deloitte’s Silicon Valley’s Fast 50 Rising Star. In March 2015, Mr. Fawzi was the recipient of the 2014 ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award by Stevens Technology Institute, recognizing his leadership talent and achievements.
Between 1991 and 2001, Mr. Fawzi founded and grew CommTech Corporation to be an early leader in the communications software sector. Recognizing CommTech’s leadership and the management capabilities of Mr. Fawzi and his team, Morgan Stanley Venture Partners provided the company with funding, which CommTech deployed to fund its aggressive expansion organically and through acquisitions. CommTech was eventually acquired by ADC, a leading provider of broadband solutions for the telecommunication industry for $178M.
Prior to founding CommTech, Mr. Fawzi worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories and other divisions of AT&T. While at AT&T, he worked as the lead data communications architect on a team responsible for AT&T being awarded a $1.4 billion contract from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
Mr. Fawzi received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in ‘84 and a Master’s of Science in Management in ’87 both from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Andre Simone, Chief Financial Officer
Andre Simone has served as our chief financial officer since February 2007. Before joining us, Mr. Simone served as chief financial officer of Dimatix, Inc., a provider of piezoelectric inkjet print heads, from February 2005 to October 2006. Prior to Dimatix, Mr. Simone served as chief financial officer of SAP Markets, Inc., a provider of technology platforms and business solutions, from November 2002 to December 2004. Mr. Simone holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Stanford University and a Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Michael Jerich, Chief Commercial Officer
As Chief Commercial Officer, Mike Jerich will focus on the company-wide sales and business development organizations, including enterprise and service provider sales, sales engineering and post-sales support. With 15 years of Indirect Sales experience, Mike previously lead Level 3’s Indirect Channel organization. He was responsible for the integration efforts between Level 3 and Global Crossing to combine their two award winning programs. Prior to rejoining Level 3, Jerich was Channel Chief for Global Crossing’s Indirect Sales Channel. He developed and launched the company’s Business Advantage Partner Program as part of its indirect sales strategy. In addition, he has held a number of senior sales leadership roles at various companies, including Level 3, NTT/Verio, Qwest and Ingram Micro. He graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Phil Bronsdon, Chief Technology Officer
Phil Bronsdon oversees all engineering and technical operations activities at IntelePeer, Inc. He leads the team of VoIP and innovation engineers responsible for the delivery of the company’s carrier service offerings globally.
Phil has over 20 years of engineering and operations expertise in the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining IntelePeer, Phil was a Client Principal in the Americas Consulting & Integration vertical for Communications, Media, & Entertainment at Hewlett Packard Corporation. Previously he held the position of Vice President of Operations for ooma Inc. where he was responsible for implementing all operations functions for a consumer VoIP venture funded start-up. Prior to ooma, Phil held a series of significant management roles at Qwest Communications as their Director of Voice Planning & Engineering, Director of IP & ATM Network Engineering, Vice-President of Switch Engineering, and Senior Director of Emerging Technology.
Phil has also served as a Brigade Commander, with the 37th Armored Brigade, Ohio Army National Guard and holds a MBA from Ohio University and a BS, Computer Science Engineering from Ohio State University.