Don Carlos Bell

    Don Carlos Bell III
    President & Chief Executive Officer

    Don Carlos Bell III joined magicJack VocalTec in March 2017 as President & Chief Executive Officer and was appointed to the Board on April 19, 2017. Mr. Bell is an accomplished technology and telecom operating executive, a public shareholder advocate through his leadership on public boards of directors, and a private investor in wireless technology companies, including those on which he serves as an independent director.

    Mr. Bell is a Director of Wireless Telecom Group (NYSE: WTT).  He was a Director of TeleCommunication Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: TSYS) through its 2016 sale to strategic buyer Comtech Telecommunications (NASDAQ: CMTL) for $431 million, and Chairman of the Special Committee that led the sale. He was a Director of NTS Communications (NYSE: NTS) through its 2014 go-private sale to a financial sponsor for $165 million, and a member of the Special Committee that led the sale. From 2007 until 2011, Mr. Bell was the Owner and President of Tidal Research, an Internet direct marketing agency whose principal business was generating leads and direct web sales on a fee-for-performance basis for national consumer brands.

    During the ten years prior to launching Tidal Research, Mr. Bell was a senior executive with two portfolio companies of Goldman Sachs Capital Partners (IPC Systems and Clearwire), and a member of the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs Group.

    At IPC Systems, a VoIP telecom products and network services company serving clients in 40 countries, Mr. Bell served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development.  Mr. Bell led the development of the company's IQMAX VoIP trading floor communications platform, which has been deployed on trading floors in every major financial center by the world’s leading financial institutions.  Mr. Bell simultaneously identified an opportunity to increase the company's addressable market by expanding into a contiguous segment, Command & Control, and built the division by leveraging existing VoIP technologies and service assets, combined with three acquisitions.   In 2006 Mr. Bell led the private sale of the company to SilverLake Partners for $805 million. At Clearwire, a wireless broadband services provider, Mr. Bell served as Vice President of Business Development prior to the 2003 sale of the company by Goldman Sachs Capital Partners to Craig McCaw. Mr. Bell began his career as an Assistant Account Executive in consumer advertising for Foote, Cone & Belding, and as Director of International Marketing for Time Warner Electronic Publishing.

    Mr. Bell studied Classics at St John's College earning a BLA in 1991 and earned his MBA in Finance from the Wharton School, graduating in 1998. 

    Kerrin Parker

      Kerrin
      Kerrin Parker
      Chief Executive Officer, Broadsmart

      Kerrin Parker joined Broadsmart in March 2017 as Chief Operating Officer and transitioned to Chief Executive Officer in June 2017. A seasoned SaaS-business executive, Ms. Parker was instrumental in the growth and 2012 sale of startup M5 Networks to ShoreTel for $160 million. Ms. Parker joined the founding members of M5 Networks in 2003 as VP, Operations and oversaw all revenue delivery at M5, generating cumulative billings of $338 million. Ms. Parker designed, staffed, and implemented the original customer experience and quote to cash processes that were instrumental in achieving growth from inception to $116 million in annual revenue between 2003 and 2015. Ms. Parker most recently oversaw ShoreTel’s Cloud service as Managing Director & VP of Cloud Services. In the earlier years of her career, she served as the Director of Operations for Pagoo Communications, Inc., a VoIP service provider from 2001 to 2003, and served as the Assistant Controller for a national ISP, Surfree.com, Inc. from 1999 to 2001. Ms. Parker holds an MBA and a BA in Economics from Mills College in Oakland, CA.

      Dvir Salomon

        Dvir
        Dvir Salomon
        EVP & Chief Technology Officer

        Dvir Salomon joined magicJack VocalTec in 2010, initially leading all research and development and now serving as EVP & Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Salomon has over 17 years of experience in complex communication systems, including VoIP, wireless service networks, and QoS. In 2008, Mr. Salomon co-founded CityOnHand, a GPS-based multimedia tour guide for smartphones, leading all technology and business development while also co-founding CrosIT Solutions, a consulting and information technology provider. Prior to founding the technology startups, Mr. Salomon was a manager at Airspan Ltd. and Arelnet Ltd. where he developed his VoIP and wireless service provider expertise. Mr. Salomon holds a BSc in Technology Management from HIT.

        Richard Harris

          Richard
          Richard Harris
          Director

          Mr. Harris was appointed to the Board on March 26, 2013. Mr. Harris is founder and president of Harris & Associates, a seventeen-year-old consulting firm specializing in financial, operational and strategic consulting services to start-up and high growth telecommunications and technology firms. Mr. Harris’ experience includes strategic planning, capital formation, corporate valuations, litigation support and expert testimony. He has served as CFO for Independent Wireless One; as VP operations, finance and administration for Horizon Cellular Telephone Company; as VP and CFO for Metrophone Cellular Communications Company; as CFO for Nobel Learning Centers; as Controller for Harrah’s Atlantic City and as audit manager for Coopers and Lybrand. Mr. Harris holds an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School in Philadelphia, a BS in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University and has a CPA license in Pennsylvania.

          Richard Harris

            Richard Harris
            Director

            Mr. Harris was appointed to the Board on March 26, 2013. Mr. Harris is founder and president of Harris & Associates, a seventeen-year-old consulting firm specializing in financial, operational and strategic consulting services to start-up and high growth telecommunications and technology firms. Mr. Harris’ experience includes strategic planning, capital formation, corporate valuations, litigation support and expert testimony. He has served as CFO for Independent Wireless One; as VP operations, finance and administration for Horizon Cellular Telephone Company; as VP and CFO for Metrophone Cellular Communications Company; as CFO for Nobel Learning Centers; as Controller for Harrah’s Atlantic City and as audit manager for Coopers and Lybrand. Mr. Harris holds an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School in Philadelphia, a BS in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University and has a CPA license in Pennsylvania.

            Tali Yaron-Eldar

              Yaron-Eldar
              Tali Yaron-Eldar
              Director

              Tali Yaron-Eldar was appointed to the Company's Board on April 28, 2011. Ms. Yaron-Eldar was appointed Chairperson of the Company's Audit Committee in December 2011. Since January 2004, Ms. Yaron-Eldar has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Arazim Investment Company, a publicly traded real estate investment company. She was a partner with the law firm Cohen, Yaron-Eldar & Co. from January 2007 to March 2007, when she became a partner with the law firm of Tadmor & Co. Ms. Yaron-Eldar has also served in a variety of public positions, including Chief Legal Advisor of the Customs and V.A.T. Department of the Finance Ministry of the State of Israel from 1998 to 2001 and as the Commissioner of Income Tax and Real Property Tax Authority of the State of Israel from 2002 to 2004. She currently serves as a director of Rosetta Genomics Ltd., a biotech company traded on Nasdaq; Menofim Finansim Ltd., a real estate company traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange; EMI-Insurance, a mortgage insurance company, and Juno Capital. Ms. Yaron-Eldar holds an MBA, specializing in finance, and an LLB from Tel Aviv University and is a member of the Israeli Bar Association.

              Richard Schaeffer

                Richard M. Schaeffer
                Director

                Schaeffer was elected to the Board upon the consummation of the merger. Schaeffer has served as a Director of YMax since 2009. Schaeffer served as the Chairman of the New York Mercantile Exchange from 2006 to 2009. From 1996 to 2006, Schaeffer was a Managing Director with ABN Amro Bank.

                Ilan Rosen

                  Ilan Rosen
                  Chairman of the Board of Directors

                  Rosen was appointed as Chairman of our Board of Directors in November 2005 (following and pursuant to the business combination). Rosen has served as a special advisor to HarbourVest Partners LLC since March 2003 and is a board member of Ozarot Ltd., an asset management company. From November 1996 through January 2004, Rosen served as Vice President of Teledata Networks (formerly ADC Telecommunications, Israel and prior thereto Teledata Communications Ltd.) and in that capacity, in addition to serving as chairman of the board of Tdsoft, Rosen served on the board of directors of each of G-Connect Ltd., VManage Ltd., Mind CTI Ltd. and various other companies. Rosen received a B.Sc. (cum laude) in mechanical engineering from Tel Aviv University in 1979, and an MBA from Tel Aviv University in 1986.

                  Tsipi Kagan

                    Tsipi Kagan
                    Director

                    Tsipi Kagan was appointed as an external director of VocalTec in October 2008. Since November 2008, Kagan has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Xjet Ltd., a private company developing and manufacturing equipment for the production of solar cells. From 2003 to August 2008, Kagan served as the Chief Financial Officer of Radvision Ltd., a communications equipment developer. From 2000 to 2003, Kagan served as the Chief Financial Officer of Phone-Or Ltd., a developer of optical microphones and sensors. From 1994 to 2000, Kagan served as a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young, Israel. Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Kagan served as a Public Accountant at Miller, Kaplan, Arase & Co., Los Angeles. Kagan holds a BA in Accounting and Economics from Tel Aviv University and a Certificate of Advanced Accounting Studies from Tel Aviv University.

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