Hollywood, CA, April 3, 2018 – FlemingMartin is pleased to announce that j2 Global, a leading cloud services and digital media company, has hired Ron Burr to be their new General Manager & Senior Vice President, Voice.
Mr. Burr joins j2 with strong product, technology, and operations experience within the telecommunications and software industries. Along with leading the Marketing, Sales, Engineering, and Customer Service teams, he will be responsible for significantly growing the Voice business unit both organically and via strategic acquisitions.
Mr. Burr was most recently Chief Product & Technology Officer at PADI, the world’s largest training certification firm for scuba divers. At PADI, he helped transform the company by digitizing the company’s offerings and expanding their international presence. Prior to PADI, he was CEO of CallFire, which provides customers with an engagement platform using a B2B SaaS business model. Mr. Burr grew revenue more than 400%, increased the active user base by 100%, and built the Product team from the ground up. Before CallFire, he was COO & CEO (pro tem) of WebVisible, which provided online advertising products and services for local businesses. Before the company was sold, Mr. Burr streamlined operations and successfully enhanced the software platform.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Burr served as Chief Product Officer at LRN, was a Partner at Westlake Venture Partners, and was Chief Technology Officer & President at NetZero. At the outset of his career, Mr. Burr held various roles at IMPACT Software, IBM, and Vault Corporation.
j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM) provides Internet services through two segments: Business Cloud Services and Digital Media. The Business Cloud Services Division includes eFax®, eVoice®, FuseMail®, Campaigner®, KeepItSafe®, and Onebox®. The Digital Media Division consists of Ziff Davis Inc., (PCMag.com, IGN.com, AskMen.com, Toolbox.com, and others) as well as NetShelter Powered by BuyerBase, and Ziff Davis B2B. J2 has achieved 22 consecutive fiscal years of revenue growth.
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