Meet the Innovative Minds Behind ClearlyIP’s Success
ClearlyIP excels at innovation, and much of that success is because of our executive leadership.
We invite you to get to know our executive team a little better.
Chief Executive Officer / Co-Founder
Tony Lewis is a seasoned leader and visionary in the field of telecommunications; he serves as the CEO of ClearlyIP Inc. With a wealth of experience spanning decades from small start-ups to publicly traded companies with 500-plus employees, Tony has played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of communications and telephony solutions.
Tony’s strategic vision of building new innovative products and a focus on building a world-class partner network has allowed ClearlyIP to expand its capabilities and offer a more comprehensive suite of communication solutions. That, combined with strategic acquisitions, has positioned ClearlyIP as a leader in adaptable and robust business communications.
Chief Financial Officer / Co-Founder
Luke is an experienced professional in the telecommunications and IT industries. His previous work as a software engineer at Sangoma Technologies and his expertise in international business operations and customer service, as well as owning/operating an IT business focused on SMB servers and workstations, make him a great asset to ClearlyIP.
Luke’s extensive experience in the technology sector, including technical proficiency, operational oversight, and financial acumen, is invaluable. He served as CFO at Schmooze Com, Inc. and played a crucial role in developing the Endpoint Manager system for FreePBX. His dedication to innovation and strategic vision continue to drive success in his ventures, making him a notable figure in the industry.
Chief Technology Officer / Co-Founder
Bryan is an experienced technology executive with a software engineering background. He held leadership positions at Sangoma Technologies and was involved in the open-source community, contributing to Asterisk and FreePBX projects. Bryan prioritizes security, and as CTO at Schmooze Com, Inc., he made FreePBX Distro one of the most secure open-source Asterisk distributions available.
With a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology with a specialization in Software Engineering and an associate’s degree in Business Administration, Bryan brings a robust blend of technical expertise and business acumen to his role. Bryan’s dedication to innovation and his extensive experience in the technology sector position him as a driving force in the continued success and growth of Clearly IP.
Chief Revenue Officer / Co-Founder
Preston McNair has built a distinguished career in the telecommunications industry, characterized by his current role as Chief Revenue Officer at Clearly IP Inc. He plays a pivotal role in spearheading strategic initiatives aimed at boosting revenue growth and enhancing customer satisfaction. His responsibilities go beyond sales and channel development, including a crucial connection with product management and our partners and customers, ensuring a cohesive strategy that effectively adapts to the dynamic telecommunications sector.
Preston joined Clearly IP Inc. after holding significant positions in various renowned organizations, including Sangoma, Schmooze Com Inc., and Hargray Communications. His extensive experience in the telecommunications industry, spanning business and government sales, wireless industry, and marketing, has given him a profound understanding of market trends and consumer needs. He is a valuable asset to Clearly IP Inc., where his dedication to excellence and forward-thinking approach have been instrumental in driving the company’s success.
Chief Marketing Officer
Bre Fernie was appointed Chief Marketing Officer with ClearlyIP in June 2020. She joined the ClearlyIP team following the acquisition of her company, Telrad Technology Group. Bre is a dynamic entrepreneur specializing in the telecommunications industry, demonstrating a keen business acumen and a passion for the sector.
Bre navigates the dynamic industry with an understanding of evolving communication technologies. With a track record of successfully launching and scaling telecom ventures, Bre capitalizes on emerging trends and market opportunities. Known for fostering a culture of creativity and adaptability, Bre combines her expertise with strategic vision, driving growth and shaping the future of telecommunications through ClearlyIP endeavors.
General Manager APAC
Aaron’s extensive experience in the IT and Telecommunications industry has been proven through his instrumental role in the success of various startups specializing in SaaS products. He has also held leadership positions at Tier One voice carriers in the United Kingdom and Australia.
As the General Manager of APAC for Clearly IP, Aaron is tasked with expanding the company’s reach into Oceania and the Asian Pacific region. With his wealth of knowledge and expertise, he is well-equipped to lead the charge in bringing Clearly IP’s innovative and reliable solutions to businesses across the region.
Chief Hospitality Strategist
Doug Schwartz is the Chief Hospitality Strategist at ClearlyIP with a distinguished career spanning decades. He was previously the CEO of 360 Networks, where his visionary leadership and astute business acumen navigated the company through pivotal market shifts. Doug’s remarkable legacy extends beyond corporate leadership. His unparalleled understanding of the Hospitality market has been a cornerstone of his success.
At ClearlyIP, Doug harnesses this expertise to chart new frontiers, spearheading initiatives that redefine connectivity solutions and elevate customer experiences within the dynamic landscape of hospitality technology. His commitment to innovation and his track record of transformative leadership continue to set the standard for excellence in the industry.
Chief Business Development Officer
Bob has 30-plus years in the telecommunications industry. Bob was Vice President of Innovation and Strategic Technology at Nsight Inc. and Cellcom (the nation’s 7th largest Cell Provider), where he led efforts to modernize their voice-switching systems and integrate wireless and wireline services.
Bob has served on the boards of the Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association (WSTA) and Access Wisconsin, representing telcos from across Wisconsin. Bob’s expertise and focus are in fostering ILEC/CLEC partnerships and driving the adoption of ClearlyIP’s innovative Clearly Cloud platform.
Chief Product Officer
Corey brings a deep passion for product excellence and innovation with a proven track record in telecommunications to her role as ClearlyIP’s Chief Product Officer, focusing on building cutting-edge products and cloud services.
Having spent more than a decade as a prominent figure in the telecommunications industry, Corey has been a featured speaker and panelist at dozens of conferences and her work has influenced the direction of numerous third-party hardware and software products. Most notably, she founded Voneto and was responsible for the creation of its award-winning EPlatform UCaaS product, acquired by ClearlyIP in December 2023.