magicJack VocalTec appoints Don Carlos Bell III as CEO
Don Carlos Bell III is a Director of Wireless Telecom Group.
Mr. Bell was a Director of TeleCommunication Systems through its 2016 sale to strategic buyer Comtech Telecommunications, and Chairman of the Special Committee that led the sale.
Mr. Bell was a Director of NTS through its 2014 go-private sale to a financial sponsor. From 2007 until 2011, he was the Owner and President of Tidal Research.
During the ten years prior to launching Tidal Research, he 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 Mr. Bell served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development. He led the development of the company's IQMAX VoIP trading floor communications platform.
At Clearwire 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.
The company also announced the promotions of Thomas Fuller to new Chief Financial Officer from May 2017; the elevation of Dvir Salomon to Chief Technology Officer, the addition of new Chief Marketing Officer Kristin Beischel and the hiring of Kerrin Parker as Chief Operating Officer of BroadSmart.
Thomas Fuller joined magicJack VocalTec in 2017 and is currently serving as EVP Finance. He will be transitioning to Chief Financial Officer in May 2017.
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Fuller was the co-founder of Echo Financial Business Consulting, a consulting firm providing financial and operational consulting and transaction support to companies predominantly in the telecommunications industry.
From 2003 to 2014 he served at IPC Systems Inc, a specialized network service and telecommunication equipment provider, in various financial and operational roles including EMEA Finance Director, VP Business Development & Operations and most recently as SVP Marketing & Sales Support.
Prior to IPC, Mr. Fuller served as the Finance Director for two Benchmark Capital funded start-ups, and as the UK Finance Director for Sterling Software Inc.
Mr. Fuller began his career at Ernst & Young where he worked as an audit manager and within the Due Diligence practice.
Kristin Beischel brings over 10 years of experience building large-scale customer acquisition programs for public and private organizations looking to drive an immediate increase in sales.
From 2007 to 2015, Ms. Beischel was employee #2 at IMM, a full-service digital agency, where she helped build the business over 8 years to a 9-figure revenue organization.
She held multiple senior management and operating roles at IMM. From 2015 to 2017, she served as Senior Advisor to Boulder Heavy Industries.
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. She was a manager at Airspan Ltd. and Arelnet Ltd. where he developed his VoIP and wireless service provider expertise.
Kerrin Parker is a seasoned SaaS-business executive, and was instrumental in the growth and 2012 sale of startup M5 Networks to ShoreTel.
Ms. Parker joined the founding members of M5 Networks in 2003 as VP, Operations and oversaw all revenue delivery at M5.
Ms. Parker most recently oversaw ShoreTel’s Cloud service as Managing Director & VP of Cloud Services. ■