The PhoneBurner Story
PhoneBurner's US-based remote 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. We measure success in meaningful conversations.
PhoneBurner is a technology company in practice. We're a people business at heart. That means our dialer doesn't call numbers at will and frustrate live answerers with abrupt recordings or awkward connection delays. It drives results by helping salespeople be smarter, fresher, better organized, and more productive on the phone - with functionality and ease-of-use that has always set us apart.
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 partnerships with organizations like Miracles for Kids and Y-Malawi is some of the best work we do.
John Rydell, Founder & Chairman
John is the co-Founder of PhoneBurner along with his brother Paul, and a life-long entrepreneur. As PhoneBurner's leader, he steers the company's strategy and operations. John earned a CS in engineering from UCLA in 1993 and spent time at Accenture and Mercer Advisors. He's an avid golfer, loves to travel the world with his wife and grown children, and serves on the boards of numerous charitable organizations.
Chris Sorensen, CEO
Chris is PhoneBurner's CEO. He works with PhoneBurner's talented team to make sure that PhoneBurner is bringing to market industry-leading solutions that help businesses grow. Chris attended Washington State University where he studied Advertising, and has since spent his career around technology. Working for a wide range of organizations, both large and small, Chris has held various executive positions in Revenue and Partnership roles. Outside of work, Chris loves to be with his family and enjoys a variety of hobbies.
Ashley Nader, Senior Product Manager
Ashley leads our product team and product innovation strategy, with a relentless focus on customer experience and results. She is passionate about people, product and creating human-centric digital experiences that use technology for good. Ashley has a B.S in Telecommunications from the University of Florida, with a minor in innovation and entrepreneurship. Ashley currently lives in San Francisco, California but who knows where this digital nomad might end up next.
Henry Evans, Senior Vice President of Customer Support & Community Development
Working both alongside his team and directly with clients, Henry helps ensure the success of thousands of PhoneBurner clients. With his trademark mix of integrity, optimism, and skill, Henry's passion is to deliver measurable growth to teams of all sizes, by helping them implement a more efficient and effective process. Henry resides in San Diego with his wife, two daughters and 11-pound guard dog, Skylar.
Jesse Wisnewski, Director of Marketing
Jesse Wisnewski is the Director of Marketing at PhoneBurner and the co-author of "Read to Lead." His work has been featured in Forbes, CNBC Make It, The Muse, Observer, and more. He holds a master's degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a marketing degree from Marshall University. He lives in Charleston, West Virginia, with his family.
Kevin Reeves, CTO
Kevin brings over 25 years of product vision, software development, telecom, and go-to-market leadership to PhoneBurner, where he influences every aspect of the architecture and user experience. He has a passion for solving real world problems through technology. Kevin is a University of Arizona alumni and Southern California resident, where he lives with his wife and two children.
Lindsey KoneffKlatt, Vice President of Sales
Lindsey was PhoneBurner's first official sales hire, having been recruited by her father and PhoneBurner co-founder John Greene. She has a Masters in Education from San Francisco University, which has translated into a passion for consultative sales, as well as coaching and developing PhoneBurner's growing sales team. Lindsey lives in Nevada City, California with her husband, two-year-old son, and three dogs.
Mark Pierce, SVP, Strategic Market Development
As PhoneBurner's Senior Vice President, Mark focuses on improving client outcomes, informing key go-to-market motions, and developing strategic partnerships that drive customer value. Mark brings more than 15 years of SaaS scale-up and growth experience, with a focus on client acquisition, marketing and revenue operations.
Since our founding, we have given more than $500,000 to charities loved by our customers and team.
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