Wednesday, June 27, 2012

We have added a new member to the CallFire team. In a move designed to take our cloud telephony platform to the next level, NetZero co-founder and former CEO Ron Burr has joined CallFire’s executive team as Chief Revenue Officer.

As a web telephony pioneer and serial entreprenuer, Ron will oversee sales and marketing while expanding our range of clients. We are all excited to welcome a leader of Ron’s caliber to the CallFire executive team.

An internet industry pioneer, Ron founded NetZero and saw it through early growth to its dominant position as one of the world’s largest Internet service providers. In addition to holding eight Internet technology patents in online advertising and market research, Ron was named one of the “25 Top Unsung Heroes of the Net” by Interactive Week, one of the “21 people leading us into the 21st Century” by Response Magazine, and one of the "Top 50 IT executives at xSPs" by InfoWorld.

He joined WebVisible, a leading provider of local online marketing software and services, as chief operating officer in 2009 and was elevated to CEO in 2010. Prior to that, Ron was chief product officer for LRN, the leading application service provider for online education and solutions enabling clients to manage enterprise-wide governance, ethics and compliance processes. He also served as chief strategy officer of Jambo, a leading pay-per-call Internet company targeting local businesses; CEO of Layer2 Networks; a partner with international IT consulting firm IMPACT Software; a senior technology consultant for IBM; and vice president of software engineering with Vault Corporation. Ron also serves as advisor and board member to several technology companies and venture capital firms.

It’s clear that Ron’s extensive industry experience, knowledge and relationships will be critical as CallFire continues to innovate and build a powerful telephony platform.