Leadership Team

Teliax’s talented team of dedicated technologists continue to push the envelope to stay ahead of its customers’ ever-changing needs with superior products and capabilities. Expanding our partnerships worldwide to provide customers with a compelling modern platform and low-cost solutions for greater success our company executives lead the charge in effectively communicating our newest innovations and services, and is quick to identify shifts in our customers’ growing needs.

  • David Aldworth

    David Aldworth

  • Doug Funsch

    Doug Funsch

  • Melinda Ferguson

    Melinda Ferguson

  • John Schoder

    John Schoder

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.

Doug Funsch

Chief Financial Officer

As our fearless CFO, Doug tackles all administrative, financial, and risk management operations for Teliax including the development of our financial and operational strategy. 

Melinda Ferguson

Chief Operating Officer

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 pool side cheering on their two sons, both competitive swimmers.  She also enjoys reading, working out and spending time with friends and family.

John Schoder

Chief Marketing Officer

John leads the company’s marketing and product initiatives to strengthen its core CPaaS business and expand into new markets on both the wholesale and enterprise fronts. Prior to joining Teliax, he served as Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Sales at Inteliquent.  John has also held executive positions at Level 3 Communications and Qwest Communications. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in History from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a Master of Arts degree in International Economics from The Johns Hopkins University. When not working, John enjoys the outdoors and keeping up with the crazy schedules of his three kids.