Steve JillingsChief Executive Officer
Steve Jillings — serial entrepreneur, epicurean, travel adventurer — has a successful track record of growing start-ups and growth stage companies to highly profitable ventures, creating employee and shareholder value. As an experienced executive, Jillings is recognized for building strong leadership teams, fast-tracking company growth, and creating products and services that provide true differentiation.
Since joining Telesign in late 2010 as its CEO, the Company has been transformed from a 12 person start-up to a 200 person global operation with offices in Los Angeles, Sunnyvale, London, Belgrade and Singapore. TeleSign is recognized as the market leader in Mobile Identity, providing authentication services to the largest web companies in the world.
Before joining TeleSign, Jillings was CEO of Vantage Media, a search-marketing firm where he partnered with Jamie Montgomery and raised $70MM to acquire in early 2007. Under his leadership, Vantage Media grew into one of the largest performance-based online marketers in the country.
Prior to Vantage, Jillings was President and CEO of FrontBridge Technologies, where he was responsible for taking the company from a startup to a global leader in managed messaging services. Jillings raised $28 million in three rounds of funding, enabling the team to build a broad portfolio of services combined with the largest global distribution footprint in the managed messaging space. The growth and accomplishments in a three year time frame led to the successful sale of FrontBridge to Microsoft in August 2005 for more than $200MM.
Jillings has more than 25 years of business-building experience and has been responsible for eight start-ups and growth stage companies throughout his career.