Carrier-grade solutions & operational efficiency at scale​

Who We Are

ClearSpan™ is an innovative communication and collaboration company that delivers superior client experiences and operational efficiency at scale.

 

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Our History - 42 Years & Counting
Our heritage is defined by innovation. And we're not done yet.
1978
Intecom founded via funding from Exxon
1986
Intecom acquired by Wang Technologies to compete with IBM Rolm
1990
Matra Communications acquires Intecom from Wang Technologies
1994
Matra's Intecom creates Incite to focus on data networking
1997
Matra's Intecom creates Selsius and embeds call control into TCP IP packets
1998
Cisco acquires Selsius to create Skinny protocol and Cisco Call Manager
2003
EADS Telecom acquires Intecom from Matra
2004
Aastra acquires EADS Telecom, including Intecom
2007
Aastra's Intecom creates Clearspan : scalable cloud-based carrier-grade communications platform
2014
Mitel acquires Aastra, including Clearspan
2018
Searchlight Capital acquires Mitel, including Clearspan
2020
Searchlight Capital Partners and Abry Partners join forces to complete
Clearspan carve-out
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2020
Clearspan becomes a standalone company - exclusively focused on powering the worlds leading service providers and largest organizations with next generation communication and collaboration solutions
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What We Do

We help service providers and large organizations transform the way people work and the way administrators provision, manage, and support.

 

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Our Single Pane of Glass

Clearspan OpEasy™ simplifies provisioning, management, and administration, and delivers the reporting, analytics, and monitoring required to make informed business decisions.

We don't shy away from hard problems.

We solve them.

Our Approach

Customer Engagement Lifecycle

Leveraging decades of experience and a rich set of application programming interfaces (APIs), we can customize solutions to achieve desired business outcomes.  Enabling real-time integrations with both modern and legacy applications (even home-grown applications), we optimize solutions for today – and evolve them as your needs change.

Sometimes you need more than a vendor –
you need a partner.

Our Customers

We exclusively focus on the world’s largest organizations including:

Government

While every Clearspan customer faces unique challenges, requirements, and objectives, they all share common goals when it comes to their communications solution: scalable, reliable, integrated, secure, and, of course, easy to manage

Why Clients Choose Clearspan

Complete Turn-Key Solution

All of the communication and collaboration applications your users need, integrated with the applications core to your business. 

Customizable by Design

Large organizations have complex requirements – don’t settle for a one size fits all solution.

Built for Scale

Fully integrated platform exclusively architected for large scale deployments.

Operationally Efficient

OpEasy™ single pane of glass management layer delivers compete control and unparalleled operational efficiency.

Carrier-Grade Reliability

All solution elements can be deployed across geographically distinct locations for full redundancy and 99.999 reliability.

Flexible Deployment Models

Migrate at your pace and on your time table with flexible private cloud, Clearspan hosted, on-premise, or hybrid deployment models.

Lowest TCO

Upfront and recurring savings combined with gains in operational efficiency yields lowest the TCO in the industry.

No Vendor Lock In

Replace complex, isolated solutions with a standards based, unified solution, all while protecting your existing  investments.

Our Vision

The way we work is forever evolving – and the journey is never ending.

Clearspan’s innovation agenda is driven through the customer lens. We believe the key to unlocking the true potential of today’s mobile first world requires the seamless bridging of next generation communication apps with existing carrier grade cloud communication platforms.

Our vision is keenly focused on intelligently blending leading edge applications with our core communications platform to enable greater agility, flexibility and control – for end users and administrators alike.

Our Executive Team

We exclusively focus on creating innovative solutions for leading services providers and the world’s largest organizations.

Bill Crank

Chief Executive Officer

Bill brings over 30 years of executive experience in the telecommunications industry. As CEO of Dialogic, Bill transformed the company’s business model, returning the company to profitable growth while eliminating all debt before being acquired by Enghouse Networks.

Prior to Clearspan and Dialogic, Bill held senior executive roles at Natural Convergence, Ubiquity Software, CI Wireless, and Ortel.

David Chambers

Chief Service Architect

David Chambers created Clearspan through its predecessor Pointspan. David holds four patents, and applies over 35 years of industry and technology experience to Clearspan’s platform design and architecture, compliance and security and solution customization.

Previously, Mr. Chambers held numerous senior technical roles with Aastra, EADS Telecom, Intecom and Texas Instruments, and Geophysical Service Inc.   

Jim Alpaugh

Vice President of Finance

Jim's responsibilities include management of financial operations and financial planning and analysis. Jim brings over 25 years of experience in various financial roles in the telecommunications and technology industry.

Prior to joining Clearspan, Jim held various executive positions at Dialogic and Avaya.  Jim holds an MBA and a bachelor of science in finance, both from Rider University.

Bob Harvatin

Chief Operating Officer

Bob oversees all operations and customer interactions including design, deployment, and ongoing support.

Prior to joining Clearspan, Bob held various Customer Support management roles with Aastra, EADS Telecom, Intecom and SUNY Alfred.  Bob holds a bachelor of technology in electrical engineering from the State University of New York at Binghamton – Watson College.

Steve Anderson

Vice President of Sales

Steve is responsible for global sales and business development. Steve brings over 25 years’ of executive sales management at both start-ups and Fortune 500 corporations.

Prior to joining Clearspan, Steve held positions at Vidyo, Oracle, Natural Convergence Inc, Ubiquity Software, and 3Com’s Carrier Division. Steve holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from the University at Albany.

Chris Boulton

Chief Technology Officer

Chris is responsible for technical direction of the company’s solutions.  Chris brings over 20 years’ experience involved with the evolution of Voice Over IP(VOIP) and leading edge Unified Communications technologies.

Prior to joining Clearspan, Chris held various positions at Ubiquity Software, Avaya, and NS-Technologies, and has made significant contributions to IETF and JCP, publishing numerous standards.

John Dumbleton

Chief Marketing Officer

John Dumbleton is responsible for all marketing and product related strategies and activities. John brings over 25 years of executive experience in the telecommunications and technology industries.

Prior to joining Clearspan, John held various executive positions at Masergy, McLeodUSA, Allegiance Telecom, and MCI.  John holds an MBA and a bachelor of science in industrial engineering, both from Virginia Tech.

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