Brian founded Alianza in 2009 and built the company from zero revenues to a high growth cloud technology provider.
He is passionate about empowering service providers with the world’s best cloud communications platform and connecting people in new and innovative ways. Brian’s entire career has been spent building communications technology companies. Prior to Alianza, Brian founded and built GetFon, a provider of cloud and unified communications services to multinational enterprises. GetFon was acquired by AT&T in 2009. Prior to GetFon, Brian was the VP of Sales and Marketing and subsequently President of BeeLine Long Distance, a provider of local, long distance and calling card service.
Brian graduated from Brigham Young University where he studied History and Business Management. Outside of work, you can find Brian hiking, biking and skiing in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains.
As Executive Vice President of Strategy for Alianza, Todd Carothers develops and executes Alianza’s integrations and key business development initiatives. Todd joined the company as part of the Alianza’s acquisition of CounterPath.
While at CounterPath, Todd was the chief revenue officer responsible for the sales, marketing, and product organizations. Under Todd‘s leadership at CounterPath, he brought to market several new products and hosted offerings that created new revenue streams for the company, including the Bria client and Stretto platform. Todd brings over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, product management, and business development to Alianza, which helped drive success with some of the world’s largest enterprises, service providers, and channel partners.
When Todd is not working, he looks forward to traveling the globe while sharing life experiences with family and friends.
Justin leads our Customer Success organization focused on service provider growth including Onboarding, Customer Enablement, and our team of professional Customer Success Managers. Prior to coming to Alianza in 2014, Justin led Level 3 Communication’s Global Enterprise Sales Engineering team. He has held a number of leadership roles in sales engineering, partner strategy, and customer success in his 20+ year career in telecommunications.
Justin coaches youth hockey (and occasionally hits the rink himself) and sits on the board of the Spartans4Life Foundation, whose mission is to enrich the lives of athletes by providing opportunities to help them reach their individual potential and develop a lifelong passion for sports.
Justin holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Kevin leads our Sales & Marketing teams and loves helping service providers navigate the end of the softswitch era. Kevin has been with Alianza since 2013 and has more than 25 years in the broadband industry with leadership roles at Level 3 Communications, MFS Communications and Verizon. Kevin holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from DePaul University.
On weekends KD can be found shouting Go Blue or playing a round of 18 with family and friends.
Ben is Alianza’s in-house General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.
Ben has provided a full suite of legal support to SaaS and telecommunications companies since 2012, where he has negotiated complex business transactions, managed regulatory compliance, and protected the companies’ interests in federal and state litigation. Ben graduated from Brigham Young University and Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned degrees in English, genetics, and law in preparation for a career as an intellectual property lawyer.
If he’s not at work, Ben’s probably reading the latest interesting book or pedaling some kind of bike with his wife and kids along the Wasatch Front.
Dag is responsible for overall product strategy and delivery at Alianza.
For the last 20 years, Dag has held roles focused on enabling communications service providers with voice, UCaaS, and contact center solutions across various sales engineering and product management leadership positions, giving him a unique perspective on the industry’s challenges and opportunities. Dag gained deep service provider voice expertise with BroadSoft, enterprise UCaaS at Cisco, and then led RingCentral’s Service Provider Product Management team before coming to Alianza where he synthesizes all that experience into products and services 100% designed to drive service provider success in their efforts to remain competitive in the delivery of communications solutions to their end customers.
On the personal front, Dag is a traveler and amateur photographer always looking for the next big adventure.
Clint has been with Alianza for 13 years and has taken on more responsibility as the company has grown. Today, he is responsible for software development, network architecture, and network operations. Clint has 25 years of experience in cloud and telecom technologies at Echopass (Genesys Contact Center Cloud) and Sento.
He is passionate about creating highly available, scalable, high quality software solutions that solve big challenges and unlock growth for Alianza’s customers.
Eve leads our Finance organization at Alianza streamlining operations and working cross-functionally to find the most efficient way to solve complex business problems.. She brings over 15 years of experience to her role at Alianza, starting her career with 3 years in public accounting, and then moving into corporate finance. She has worked for both Public & Private software companies in the data and telecommunications space.
She earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Brigham Young University, and her CPA licensure from the state of California. Outside of work, Eve loves hanging out with her two daughters, practicing yoga, doing home improvement projects and spending time outside gardening, bike riding and walking her dogs.
Alianza connects people with their friends, families, customers, coworkers, and business partners. Humans are social creatures, and our relationships with one another have a more significant impact on our happiness and well-being than any other area of our lives. The work we do at Alianza facilitates millions of connections each day. We know that as we connect people, we are making the world a better place.
Delivering the best cloud communications experience for service providers starts with exceptional platform quality and always-on availability. It means that we use modern, proven technology that enables us to be agile and address evolving market demands. When things don’t go as planned, our team resolves issues with a sense of urgency. Being the best also means that Alianza will be the clear choice for service providers who want to grow faster, radically simplify operations, reduce costs, and improve cash-flow.
We care deeply about our customers and their end-users. We aggressively advocate on their behalf. We are obsessed with accelerating their success, eliminating their pain, and showing up in a way that reflects our commitment to being an indispensable strategic partner.
We seek to understand the big picture and align our actions with Alianza’s strategy and priorities. We are transparent and share context freely. We actively resist departmental silos and workplace politics. We prioritize company over team, and team over self. When things don’t feel right, we get curious, respectfully challenge, seek to understand and strive to get aligned.
We build trust with our customers and coworkers when we deeply, take personal ownership, keep our commitments, consistently deliver excellent results, respect others, and act with integrity. We don’t hesitate to take on big projects or tackle big challenges – but none of us are above taking out the trash.
When challenged, we rally, double down, increase our focus, and work with a sense of urgency. When things don’t go our way, we persevere, maintain a long-term perspective, and never give up. We view roadblocks and constraints as catalysts for resourcefulness, creativity, and innovation.
We help, support and inspire others to do their best work. We are kind. When team members need us, we show up. We care enough about each other to be candid and objective with our feedback. When individuals or teams are frustrated, we don’t commiserate – we work together to create solutions.