AireSpring boasts a management team composed of telecommunications industry veterans, most of whom have 15+ years experience in the competitive telecommunications business with companies ranging from smaller carriers to some of the world’s largest telecom conglomerates. As a family run enterprise, Airespring retains old world values by delivering the highest quality, reliability and service at a competitive price, and ensuring that the customer is always #1.
AVI LONSTEIN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Avi Lonstein has been a Telecom entrepreneur for over 25 years. In 1989, Mr. Lonstein co-founded ADDTEL Communications. As President of ADDTEL, he was directly responsible for growing the company from a start-up operation to one of the country’s most successful nationwide long distance resellers. Under Mr. Lonstein’s direction, ADDTEL was recognized as one of the Telecom industry’s most innovative and well-managed companies, and experienced substantial growth during his tenure.
Mr. Lonstein’s next entrepreneurial venture was AireSpring which he co-founded in 2001. Mr. Lonstein and his team foresaw the massive changes in telecom technology, and rapidly built AireSpring’s own next-generation VoIP network to become a full-fledged VoIP carrier, offering a range of SIP Trunking and telephony services. Mr. Lonstein later spearheaded development of the company’s own nationwide MPLS network and created an innovative Mesh MPLS product that has won several awards. As chief executive officer for AireSpring, Mr. Lonstein is responsible for the company’s operations, strategy and transformation into a nationwide provider of managed services for IP communications, intelligent networking and cloud computing applications and services. He continues to lead AireSpring as the company expands its portfolio of award-winning services and applications to keep it on the cutting edge.
DANIEL LONSTEIN, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
In addition to a prior position as the Chief Operating Officer of ADDTEL Communications, Mr. Lonstein has extensive experience in Sales and Marketing functions both inside and outside of the telecommunications industry. Mr. Lonstein has previously held positions at On Target Market Research, Tel-Aviv based USTM Partners, and has consulted for various international telecommunications conglomerates.
ARNO VIGEN, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mr. Vigen brings 30 years of financial and executive management including as former COO of Inc. 500 Winner, the #1 Fastest Growing Private Company in the USA 1999, Justice Technology, and VP Finance for GSM and national carriers overseas as well as acquisitions by IDB Communications of FTC Communications – France Telecom (USA), World Communications (formerly part of ITT – International Telephone and Telegraph) and IDB itself’s sale to LDDS.
TONY C. LONSTEIN, EXECUTIVE VP INVESTOR RELATIONS
With over 30 years experience in international trading, Mr. Lonstein was the former co-founder and Chairman of ADDTEL Communications. Mr. Lonstein was responsible for the overall strategic direction for ADDTEL. Mr. Lonstein was involved in extensive negotiations with major carriers, including AT&T and MCI, as well as with major customers, which included such companies as Earthlink Network. Mr. Lonstein’s prior experience includes the complex structure of several multinational trading agreements, as well as international import/export and commodities trading.
DAVID LONSTEIN, EXECUTIVE VP PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
Mr. Lonstein previously ran the Customer Service Division at ADDTEL Communications, and has extensive experience in all aspects of the telecommunications industry.
ELLEN CAHILL, SENIOR VP MARKETING
Ellen Cahill is a strategic marketing expert with more than 20 years of proven results in the technology and software industry. She has served as Vice President of Marketing for Natural MD Search, VP of Product Marketing for IT Security provider Beyond Trust, and VP of Marketing for mobile solutions provider Thinque. Ellen is accomplished in relaunching acquired companies under new corporate brands to accelerate revenue and integrating products lines into existing product portfolios. She is recognized as a highly savvy marketing guru with specialties including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), cloud computing, enterprise software, product marketing, lead generation and social media.
VICKY L. WEATHERWAX, SENIOR VP CUSTOMER OPERATIONS
With over 20 years of experience in the communications sector, including network design, construction, project management and network cost optimization, Vicky is an industry expert. She joined the company in April 2012 and previously served as VP, Internal Business Solutions for FairPoint Communications, in Portland, Maine. She has also held management positions with US LEC, Sprint PCS, Nextel Communications and the University of Southern California. Ms. Weatherwax earned a Bachelor of Science degree in information technology from the University of Phoenix and received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wake Forest University’s Babcock School of Business.
DARREN SANDFORD, SENIOR VP OPERATIONS
Darren Sandford has over two decades of experience building and operating telecommunication networks across the United States of America and Canada. Darren has recognized expertise in innovating and launching unique products into the marketplace, optimizing significant annual budgets for operational and financial success, and assisting executives in developing and implementing corporate strategies. He has previously held senior management and executive roles at various national and global telecom corporations, including Covad Communications, Pac-West Telecomm, and Primus Telecommunications, and also served as the Vice President for Technology Deployment at the California Emerging Technology Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides statewide leadership to close the “digital divide.”
KEVIN GRIFFO , SENIOR VP WHOLESALE SALES
With over 30 years of telecommunications experience, Mr. Griffo joined AireSpring’s executive team in December of 2011. Prior to joining AireSpring Mr. Griffo served as President of Cordia Corp focusing on sales and operations of its CLEC operations, Executive VP for Talk America a leading local and long distance provider throughout the United States and President of Access One Communications a leading CLEC throughout the southeast.