Telecommunications & Software Industry
Erik's history in software, VOIP and IP Communications goes back more than 11 years now. Currently serving as CEO for Lypp (owned by Gaboogie Canada Inc.).
Previous to Lypp Erik served as CTO for Shift Networks, where he headed up the R&D department and lead the engineering team on the initial construction of what could be the largest SIP network in Canada.
Prior to Shift, Erik was COO for Eyeball Networks. Erik redefined the product marketing strategy and lead a team of software engineers on new product execution. Knowing the VoIP and IM landscape well Erik redesigned the Eyeball Chat client into the Eyeball Messenger.
Prior to Eyeball Erik Founded and served as President/COO at Xten Networks (now Counterpath – OTCBB:CTPS).(Public Company; 40+ employees)
At Xten Erik was responsible for daily operations (Product Strategies, Marketing, Sales and Engineering) and conceptualizing the features and functionality for Xten products and identifying the best market opportunities. Erik designed the softphone products and go-to-market strategies. He was instrumental in growing Xten from 3 to 40+ people and bringing the company from conception/zero revenue to more than 3 Million in sales on award-winning product in less than 2 years. Xten customers acquired during Erik's stay include Yahoo!, Vonage, Deutsche Telekom and 55+ carriers, OEMs, and Portals. Erik's understanding of the VoIP industry and his ability to uncover opportunities in the market provided Xten with the perceived lead in the industry for SIP softphones and contributed greatly to Xten winning 6 industry awards.
Before Xten, Erik was the CEO and founder of Vocalscape Communications Inc., a Canadian VoIP and eCRM start-up. Vocalscape went from 3 people in Erik's basement to 30 people in 2 years winning several technology awards and obtaining many technology research grants from the Canadian government. The company was eventually bought.