David Erickson

Founder & CEO, FreeConferenceCall.com - Founder & CEO, CarrierX

Dave founded FreeConferenceCall.com on the simple principle that collaborative communication should be available to everyone, both affordably and efficiently. He purchased a $10 URL, which sparked the first viral movement in the telecommunications industry to support free conferencing around the globe. Today, FreeConferenceCall.com offers HD audio conferencing, screen sharing and video conferencing with up to 1,000 participants for free. The company has become the largest and most recognized conferencing and collaboration brand on the planet – boasting roughly 40 million users across 160 countries each month.

Since launching the company in 2001, Dave has stayed focused on technological development and change. He was named “Innovator of the Year” by VON for pioneering high definition conference bridges at FreeConferenceCall.com. Under his leadership, the global company has won numerous awards, including the national “Best & Brightest Best Companies to Work For” and a Gold Stevie Award® for Customer Service Department of the Year in Telecommunications category. Dave is a frequent speaker at leadership conferences around the U.S. and has appeared on national radio, television and such business news publications, including Entrepreneur, Inc., Forbes, Fox News and USA Today. Speaking sample: The Startup Conference

David’s innovative ideas and deft execution have transformed telecommunications to better suit the needs of consumers and businesses worldwide. He’s been at the forefront of the industry since founding FreeConferenceCall.com in 2001, and would be able to speak about the current state of Telemedicine and forecast the changes emerging network technologies may bring.