With over 100 years of combined experience, AVOXI’s management team brings a diverse and comprehensive understanding of the cloud communications industry to the company. Under their expert leadership, AVOXI has continued to grow and adapt to the ever-changing and competitive landscape of Contact Center and Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) sector.
David Wise, CEO, and Founder
CEO David Wise founded AVOXI in 2001 when less than 5% of the United States used Internet-based voice communications. He created the company to enable businesses of all sizes to leverage VoIP solutions and expand into international markets.
David first began his career in the telecommunications industry at Intermedia Communications, where he served as a Senior Account Executive. Using the experience he gained working with enterprise and wholesale accounts, David went on to co-found Rapid Link, a leading provider of international callback and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services. As VP of Business Development for Rapid Link, David helped grow the company’s annual revenue to more than $50 million. David holds a bachelor’s degree from The Citadel.
Barbara Dondiego, COO
As Chief Operating Officer, Barbara Dondiego is responsible for several key areas within AVOXI including Strategy, Investor Relations, FP&A, Corporate Systems, Product Development, Marketing, Product Management, Business Development, Corporate Communications, and M&A.
Barbara has over 15 years of marketing and product management experience in the highly competitive telecom and technology service sector.
Prior to joining AVOXI, she served as Senior VP and Chief Marketing Officer of both FairPoint Communications, Inc and Earthlink. She also served as Senior VP of Marketing at Level 3 Communications and was Marketing Director at WilTel, acquired by Level 3, and Director of Product Management and Development for McLeodUSA, now a part of Windstream.
Barbara holds an MBA from the University of Tulsa and a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University.
Weston Edmunds, Executive Vice President
Weston Edmunds serves as the Executive Vice President of AVOXI’s Finance and Regulatory department. In addition, he oversees AVOXI's human resource programs. He has over 15 years of experience in finance and business development in the software services industry.
Prior to joining AVOXI, Weston worked for Datastream, a worldwide leader in asset management software. During his tenure at Datastream, he helped increase revenue from $32 million to $98 million.
Weston holds a master’s degree in Accounting from the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, and a bachelor’s degree from The Citadel.
Oliver Favors, Vice President of Enterprise and Channel Sales
Oliver provides over 20 years of experience with international businesses providing advanced communication solutions. As leader of the enterprise and channel sales team, he is responsible for the continued growth and customer relationships of AVOXI enterprise customers along with developing new partners globally.
Prior to joining AVOXI, Oliver served at PGi and Intelliverse directing channel programs along with launching new product lines into existing customer bases and new markets. Oliver holds a bachelor’s degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland University College.
Larry Holbrook, Vice President of Operations and Accounting
Larry brings more than 20 years of experience to his role at AVOXI. He leads the operations team and oversees all customer and technical support functions. Larry also oversees all accounting and billing functions, generates financial statements and reports, runs budgeted cost versus actual cost reports, and other financial leadership functions.
Prior to joining AVOXI, Larry served more than four years as Controller at Corus360 and more than 19 years as Controller at Crime Free USA (Prosafe, Inc.). Larry attended Bentley University in Waltham, MA and Central City Business Institute in Syracuse, NY.
Jonathan Imes, Senior Director of Inside Sales
Jonathan Imes brings over 7 years of telecom and technology sales experience to his role as Senior Director of Inside Sales.
Prior to joining AVOXI, he served as the Direct Sales Supervisor at Vonage Business Solutions, where he managed sales teams that met or exceeded company goals for over 4 years in a row.
Jonathan holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Clayton State University.
Randy Layman, Vice President of Software Engineering
Randy Layman leads the software engineering team at AVOXI. He brings over 20 years of experience in building and designing telecommunications systems and shaping technology platforms. Prior to AVOXI, Randy was Director of Software Engineering at Pindrop Security. Previous roles also include Chief Architect for Vocalocity.
Randy's insight into long-term evolution in changing business environments drives AVOXI's focus on delivering quality and value quickly. An inventor on 8 patents, Randy has spoken at several conferences.
Ritu Maheshwari, Vice President of Product Management
In her role as Vice President of Product, Ritu is responsible for AVOXI’s product, product roadmap, go-to-market, and user experience strategies for the company’s global service portfolio. Her background includes extensive product management experience, including highly-successful deployments of several innovative enterprise SaaS offerings. Ritu earned a Masters in Computer Science from Purdue University.
David Powers, Vice President of Marketing
In his role as Vice President of Marketing, David is responsible for the AVOXI global brand, positioning, demand generation, thought leadership, and integrated marketing strategy and execution. David brings more than 15 years of leadership experience in global cloud communications and contact center services with such companies as Fuze (previously Thinking Phones), Grasshopper, and Level 3 Communications.
David is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Missouri where he studied journalism and history.
Kevin Robinson, Vice President of Engineering & Infrastructure
Kevin Robinson joined AVOXI in 2003. As the VP of Engineering & Infrastructure, he has helped the company expand its technological footprint and customer base.
With over 15 years of experience in VoIP communications, security, and networking technologies, Kevin helps AVOXI continue to exceed customer expectations in the United States and the international stage.