DAVID ALDWORTH President
With 14 years of hands on engineering experience in the telecommunications industry, David started Teliax in 2004 to bring cutting-edge VoIP technology to the masses with its unique open source technology. Prior to founding Teliax, David was Director of Business Development for the Colorado Governors Office of Innovation and Technology. He holds a BS in Finance from Colorado State University. When he’s not dedicating himself to new innovation, you’ll frequently find him up a creek or sliding down a hill somewhere in his backyard, the Rocky Mountains.
Gary Fry EVP
Over his nearly 30 years in telecom Gary has held executive positions with ANPI, Verizon (Wiltel), Pacific Gateway Exchange, served as CEO of ANI Networks and was formerly the managing partner and founder of United Gateway. Currently sitting on the board of the ACCA and a three-term board member of Comptel, he assisted the association with the FCC and US Congress relating to the state of communications competition in the US. As the executive vice president at Teliax, Gary is responsible for strategic and corporate operations for the company overseeing sales strategy and growth. Gary holds a BA from West Virginia University and has been honored as a speaker and guest commentator on the telecom industry around the globe. He’s an avid golfer, former college tennis player, and resides in California with his family and famous telecom dog, Rocco.
Jason Cummins SVP of Operations
Jason’s career in telecommunications dates back to 1998. His expertise is utilized in the architecture, design, testing, implementation and day-to-day management and coordination of network elements in conjunction with existing PSTN components and networks. Jason is specifically responsible for engineering and managing network integrity and ensuring customer satisfaction with the technical/network aspects of all services offered by Teliax. Additionally, Jason is responsible for identifying, and evaluating technology integration and implementation of all processes and procedures. Jason is often asked to speak to groups regarding network architecture and deployment. He effectively distills highly-technical data and successfully bridges the gaps between business/product managers and network engineers.
Melinda Ferguson VP - Income Assurance and Carrier Relations
With over 20 years experience in the telecommunications sector, Melinda has supported all aspects of our business. Providing strong business analytics to enhance customer experience and vendor efficiency creates an operational strength for Teliax and its customer base. Prior to joining Teliax, Melinda has managed sales, product, pricing, routing, vendor management and operations for multiple telecom companies. She holds a BBA in Management and MBA from Texas State University. When she is not working you can usually find her and her husband pool side cheering on their two sons, both competitive swimmers. She also enjoys reading, working out and spending time with friends and family.
Terry Ruth CFO
As our fearless CFO, Terry tackles all administrative, financial, and risk management operations for Teliax including the development of our financial and operational strategy. Prior to joining Teliax, Terry held the position as Chief Financial Officer of Geneva Pharmaceuticals (now Novartis). Outside of work, Terry is an active boatmen, cyclist, kayaker and tennis ace in his spare time. He holds a BA from Florida Atlantic University and an MBA from Colorado State University.