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.
Matt Hardy — finance guru, proud Cavalier King Charles Spaniel owner, handyman master — has a successful record of working with small tech companies, raising profits and guiding them to acquisition. He brings over 15 years of industry experience working in both the finance and technology sectors. Hardy is recognized in the field for building company’s market capital while substantially increasing shareholder value.
Charles McColgan — software hero, tech wonk, general over-achiever — McColgan spearheads the technical development, operations, and long-term vision of TeleSign. He brings 20 years of industry experience including 10 years of experience creating and operating SAAS solutions used by thousands of enterprises in the security and messaging space.
Forrest Hobbs — global sales driver, outdoor enthusiast, proud father — has led cloud software sales teams worldwide and achieved successful results through shared vision, teamwork, diligence in execution and customer focused innovation. Hobbs brings fifteen years of Sales, Marketing and Business Development experience to TeleSign, the last ten focused on building direct and partner sales organizations for cloud security and productivity software businesses.
Terry Somers — wanna be golf pro, dog person, Da Bears fan — brings more than three decades of experience managing worldwide networks for industry-leading technology enterprises, Somers is no stranger to the demands of supporting mission-critical enterprise application services. In his role at TeleSign, Somers oversees all network operations and is responsible for providing clients with a reliable and consistent experience by keeping the systems running smoothly and efficiently around the clock.
Max Powers — avid kickboxer, proud bulldog enthusiast, and client maven — brings decades of knowledge and expertise leading Client Services for international technology companies. Directing TeleSign’s Client Services Team, Powers brings her extensive background and experience to the management team where she is developing the strategic objectives required to ensure outstanding service for TeleSign’s growing client and partner roster.
Darren Berkovitz — cinema enthusiast, high-tech junkie, and laugh practitioner — has an instinct for identifying great ideas and the business savvy to turn them into profitable companies. As a co-founder and Vice President of Business Development, Darren identifies and develops strategic partnerships and accounts, executes company wide strategy, and evangelizes TeleSign within the industry. He also oversees TeleSign's intellectual property strategy and secured a granted Patent for PhoneID (Patent No. 7,945,034) with several other pending patents.
Stacy Stubblefield — globetrotting technologist, internet criminal profiler, ultimate fraudster denier — builds on two decades of experience conceiving and building internet companies. Stubblefield drives TeleSign's product strategy and identifies opportunities for innovation.
Ryan Disraeli — idea architect, grill master, sports fanatic — brings an entrepreneurial savvy to his role of directing the marketing and client services organizations. Disraeli draws on his experience in technical business management, professional services program deployment, as well as marketing and launching new products in the Internet security and telephony industries.
Craig Whitney — keen golfer, gadget addict, long-time suffering NY Mets fan — is a veteran of the IT industry in Europe. With his extensive experience, Whitney has a reputation for building successful technology companies in the EMEA region.
“Protecting user data is a critical component of Evernote’s business. When we decided to deploy two-step verification, we knew that it would be beneficial to our users, but only if they could easily activate the functionality. TeleSigns’ solutions provided Evernote a combination of robust infrastructure, tools and guidance to help us keep user’s data safe and the user experience intuitive.”
“TeleSign’s PhoneID Standard product allowed us to identify and allow only Mobile and Prepaid Mobile phone types to participate in our mobile app M points promotional campaign while TeleSign’s SMS two-factor authentication solution reduced our undesirable orders by 55%.”
“And thanks for making a clean, well-documented REST API, with a working Python SDK on github! That was a big help in my research and learning efforts.”
“TeleSign’s Telephone Verification proved to be extremely effective because fraudsters are reluctant to provide a traceable piece of information.”
“Dwolla’s innovations push the envelope of what’s expected, so it’s great to have a tech vendor that’s able to do the same.”
“Working with TeleSign has been extremely smooth. The integration of phone verification was simple and their sales and client services teams are very responsive and professional.”
“Jimdo launched a big project in Mexico with a special promotion offer. The value of the offer is high and customers can start for free, so we had to make sure that it’s fraud protected and that registrations per person are limited. TeleSign’s phone and text message verification solved this problem for us without making the process too complicated for our customers.”
“TeleSign’s verification solutions have allowed us to implement strong security measures without negatively affecting user experience and sales.”
“For a mission-critical application like ours, TeleSign’s proven technology, ease of integration, and focus on reliable authentication services was an ideal match.”
“We’re are very impressed with the service. Your API is very well documented, and everything “just worked” without any problems. After dealing with so many companies that offer sub-par APIs and services this is a very welcomed relief!”
“Using TeleSign’s PhoneID with Telephone Verification, we saw a 99% reduction in chargebacks, reduced our manual review cost by 80%, which resulted in an over $70,000 saving since implementing TeleSign solutions 3 months ago.”
“TeleSign’s Phone Verification and PhoneID have been instrumental in significantly reducing users from defrauding our website. TeleSign’s industry expertise has been incredibly helpful with determining our fraud strategy.”