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The VirtualPBX Management Team

Driven by the technical acumen and business diversity of its core team, VirtualPBX maintains its leadership in the hosted PBX space. The guiding principle for this management team and the company is, “customer issues transcend all others”.

Paul Hammond
ceo and president

As the chief business visionary at VirtualPBX, Paul has helped take the company from a cool side-project to a market leader. With over 30 years of strategic, operational, sales, and marketing management experience, Paul has successfully guided the emergence of such companies as Silicon Vision, Specialix, Siemens/Pyramid and, most notably, BEA Systems. As the Vice President of Business Development and Alliances for their ECI Division, Paul helped BEA achieve $1 billion in annual revenue faster than any other software company in the history of the industry. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for VirtualPBX and IAMFINE.com in addition to being a Board advisor to Yardarm Technologies. He has previously held a board seat at CASA, a non-profit child advocacy group in Northern California, as well as a role on the Advisors Board for West Valley Business School and Cast Iron Systems, an integration appliance company funded by Sequoia Capital and Norwest Ventures. Paul holds an Honors Bachelors Degree in International Business and Corporate Decision Making from Kingston University of London, England.
Connect with Paul on LinkedIn.

Stephen Lange
chief technical officer

With over 20 years experience developing and implementing software, database, voice and systems software solutions, Steve forms the foundation for all of VirtualPBX’s technical innovation. As the inventor of the VirtualPBX service, Steve directs the evolution of the system, is guru for all things telecom, and mentor to the development team. These abilities have been on display Steve’s entire career but they were presaged early on. While at General Dynamics and just a few years out of college, Steve was one of only two engineers out of 8,000 to receive a Technical Achievement award for his work on conformal phased arrays. Steve holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Connect with Steve on LinkedIn.

Lon Baker
chief operating officer

Lon’s 25 years as a technology leader has taken him from the digital printing business to the world of VoIP and telephony. A leader in managing technology teams, Lon’s passion and commitment has helped the innovation strategy, growth and profitability of Kinko’s Northwest, Kickass Pixels and Grown, Inc. Lon is responsible for all of VirtualPBX’s operating decisions as well as the company’s engineering, customer service and product development strategy.
Connect with Lon on LinkedIn.