Helping Sellers Sell Better

The PhoneBurner Story

200+ million calls
10 years
1 mission

On a quiet day in 2008 PhoneBurner proudly unveiled its power dialing platform to the world.

Based in Laguna Beach, CA, our team of software engineers, programmers, and sales professionals are united in a single mission – to help people using the phone as a relationship-building and selling tool, to do it better.

PhoneBurner is a technology company in practice. It’s a people business at heart. That means our dialer doesn’t call numbers at will, frustrate live answerers with abrupt recordings, or subject people to awkward pauses or connection delays. It simply helps salespeople be smarter, fresher, better organized, and more productive on the phone, with functionality and ease-of-use that sets us apart as more connections + Better connections = Superior results.

The PhoneBurner team is positively committed to the users we serve. We strive to engage, support, and connect one-to-one. When a client tells us they love our platform, we want to know how we can make it even better. Our company also believes in making a connection with our local community and the world around us. Our yearly work with organizations like Miracles for Kids and Y-Malawi is some of the best work we do.

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Meet our team

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John Rydell

PhoneBurner President

John Rydell is the President and Co-Founder of PhoneBurner along with his brother Paul. He is a strategic leader who steers PhoneBurner’s operations, marketing, product development and customer relations. John has also been instrumental in expanding the brand to include other renowned productivity tools including MeetingBurner (online meetings) and FaxBurner (free faxing from your iPhone or computer).

Prior to PhoneBurner, John was a technology consultant with Accenture, became the youngest-ever COO of financial planning firm, Mercer Advisors, and founded Networx Online, a developer of cutting-edge cloud-based sales and marketing tools.

John’s commitment to philanthropy earned him honors as Boardroom Magazine’s 2011 “Distinguished President of the Year” and a feature in the Ladera Times, where he was recognized for donating more than $100,000 to build water wells in Africa through Y-Malawi. He also serves as the Chairman of the Gen Equity Political Action Committees and is on the board of Gen-Next, a non-profit business organization focused on economic growth, education, and international security.

John is a master of rhymes, who recently authored his first children’s book – now available on Amazon. He’s also an avid golfer, and loves to travel with his wife and children.

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Paul Rydell

PhoneBurner Co-Founder

Paul Rydell co-founded PhoneBurner with his brother John in 2008, and provides the company with both managerial and technical oversight, stepping into a variety of vital roles. Paul is a master programmer and software architect, who draws on years of experience at internet systems integrator Inventa, where he completed high-scale development projects for companies like Overture, ePolicy, Level 3, Portera, and Sun Microsystems.

Paul co-founded MeetingBurner and FaxBurner, driving the development of both platforms, as well as Networx Online – where his CRM, lead generation, and marketing tools have powered the efforts of over 100,000 independent sales representatives.

When he’s not working, Paul is a family man who volunteers at his church, and is an active supporter of his children’s social, athletic, and programming aspirations.

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Kevin Reeves

Chief Technology Officer

Kevin is PhoneBurner’s Chief Technology Officer, whose vision, technical skill and leadership influence every aspect of the architecture and overall user experience. Our robust, scalable and responsive technology infrastructure is a testament to his development and telecommunications expertise, powering not just PhoneBurner, but FaxBurner and MeetingBurner as well.

Kevin brings more than 15 years of software development, architecture, and project management experience to the PhoneBurner team. He specializes in the development of user-friendly telecommunications applications built on powerful cloud-based systems that support millions of concurrent users.

Kevin’s love of technology stems from wanting to help people “do more with less time… so they can spend more time with their families and friends.” He spends his free time with his wife and two children, enjoys volleyball and craft beer (not together… except that one time), and traveling to new places with his family.

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Rachel Hechter

Senior Software Developer

Rachel is the mastermind behind our outbound dialer platform’s backend, CRM and billing technology. She ensures our service runs smoothly and efficiently, and helps develop and implement new features and functionality.

After graduating magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a degree in Computer Science, Rachel developed her design and technology talent in both the private and not-for-profit sectors, including a year of service with AmeriCorps, providing technology consulting to an impoverished Native American reservation. Since 2003, Rachel has worked with the Rydells, bringing her talents to Networx Online, FaxBurner, MeetingBurner, and PhoneBurner.

Rachel is a wife and mother who loves to cook, read, and be active. A once avid soccer player, she traded in her soccer ball for a frisbee, and plays Ultimate Frisbee whenever she can.

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John Greene

Director of Business Development

John brings decades of sales experience to his role as PhoneBurner’s Director of Business Development, and played a major role in the platform’s conceptualization and creation. His ideas continue to shape PhoneBurner into the best outbound dialer solution available. His knowledge, integrity, and ability to understand people, makes him a real asset to both prospective clients and loyal customers.

Prior to PhoneBurner, John enjoyed more than 20 years experience in inside and outside sales – showing remarkable skill for prospecting, relationship development, and growth strategy. He recruited and managed large sales teams for 3 publicly traded direct sales companies, before teaming up with John and Paul Rydell at Networx Online and PhoneBurner.

With 2 kids in grad school, John and his wife split their time between Tahoe and Maui. Once a participant in the Little League World Series, and a stunt double for Roger Moore and Gregory Peck, John continues to enjoy an active lifestyle full of skiing, paddle boarding, and golf.