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Elliot Noss, CEO
Elliot Noss is president and CEO of Tucows Inc. (NYSE AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC), a global provider of Internet services since 1994. He oversees operations for the company's domain registration, domain portfolio, email and retail lines of business, including its mobile phone service, Ting. Read More
In 2010, with a mission to provide simple, useful services that help people unlock the power of the Internet and a distribution channel of over 12,000 resellers around the world, Elliot set his sights on disrupting the US mobile phone market. He recognized that US small businesses and households needed a different kind of mobile service, one that offered clarity, usability, a sincere commitment to customer support and significant monthly savings. He entered into an MVNO agreement with Sprint, spent over a year building the backend system and user experience and, after months of test driving the service with a few hundred users in late 2011, launched Ting in February 2012.
Elliot has been a leader in the Internet industry for over a decade. He champions areas of vital interest to Internet users and service providers, including privacy, ICANN reform and domain registrar matters, and the implications of emerging technologies.
Elliot chairs the University of Toronto's Department of Computer Science Advisory Board. He earned his BA from The University of Toronto, and MBA and LLB from the University of Western Ontario. He is based in Toronto, Canada but spends several hours a week defeating monsters and completing quests in the virtual World of Warcraft. Hide
Ken Schafer, EVP of Products
Ken Schafer is the Executive Vice President of Marketing and Product Development for Tucows Inc. (NYSE AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC), a global provider of Internet services since 1994. Ken oversees all marketing and outreach activities for Tucows Inc. and its brands, including retail mobile service brand Ting. Read More
Widely seen as a pioneer of Internet marketing in Canada, Ken has tirelessly promoted the Net as a significant force in business and culture.
Ken conceived and oversaw Sony Music Canada's early online initiatives. From their first site in 1995, Ken's team built a global web presence for 25 Canadian artists, by pioneering viral and email marketing, rich media, and community building long before they had become buzzwords.
In 1996 he co-founded (AIMS) where as President he helped it become Canada's largest organization for Internet decision-makers. In 1997 he co-authored the online portion of the Canadian Marketing Association's Code of Ethics. More recently, Ken developed the curriculum and taught the 14-week CMA's Certificate in E-marketing program and founded One Degree, one of Canada's leading web sites for Internet marketing professionals.
Ken received his degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo. Hide
Ross Rader, VP Customer Experience
Ross Rader is the Vice President of Customer Experience at Tucows Inc. (NYSE AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC), a global provider of Internet services since 1994. In this role, Ross oversees all aspects of customer support and helps the retail customer experience team to deliver excellent customer service, every time. Read More
Ross has been with Tucows since the very beginning. After helping hundreds of thousands of Canadians settle on the newly discovered Internet in the '90's at Internet Direct Canada, Ross led Tucows' launch of OpenSRS in 2000. Since 2005, he has managed Tucows' retail operations and recently launched Hover which provides its clients simple, yet powerful tools for managing domain names and email services.
He is an active contributor to international and Canadian Internet policy and played a central role in the development of several key policies, including domain name portability, the evolution and launch of new gTLDs and consumer protection and privacy. In addition to his work at Tucows, Ross' is a long-time board member of CIRA, the steward of Canada's top-level domain, and is the chair of its Board Governance Committee.
Ross is also an accomplished ultra-distance cyclist who in addition to cycling across Canada for charity in 2008, holds the current world record for the fastest crossing of the province of Ontario. Hide
Scott Allan, Director
Scott Allan is the Director of Ting, a division of Tucows Inc. (NYSE AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC), a global provider of Internet services since 1994. He oversees operations for Ting, the company's mobile service brand, an MVNO reseller of Sprint's nationwide network. Read More
Scott started his career at Interlog Internet, one of Canada's first Internet service providers. He helped to manage its exponential growth, leading customer support, network operations, project management and product development for consumer and commercial services across Canada. Interlog was purchased by PSINet.
After helping the Interlog / PSINet transition, Scott launched and managed Tucows OpenSRS, an Internet services delivery platform that sells digital products (domain names, SSL certificates, email, etc...) through a network of over 5,000 resellers in 120 countries. He then joined managed security service provider MessageLabs, eventually assuming responsibility for all technical operations in North America and APAC.
More recently he helped establish pingg.com, a popular online event management service.
When not actively working to change industries, you can find Scott cycling around the city of Toronto on a freewheel bicycle... without a helmet, though his concerned co-workers like to think they're wearing him down on that front. Hide
Mike Cooperman, CFO
Michael Cooperman is the Chief Financial Officer of Tucows Inc. (NYSE AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC), a global provider of Internet services since 1994. He oversees all finances and makes key decisions that have a financial implication for Tucows and all of its divisions. That's a lot of decisions! Read More
Michael has more than 20 years of experience in the financial and general management fields, primarily as a senior financial executive in the technology industry. Prior to joining Tucows, Michael worked at Archer Enterprise Systems Inc., a provider of SalesForce Automation Software. He also served as CEO, Chief Operating Officer, President and member of the board at SoftQuad International Inc., a leading provider of content publishing tools for the Internet and corporate Intranets.
Previously, he spent eight years as the CFO, Secretary-Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors at Delrina Corporation where he directed all financial management and regulatory activities. Delrina pioneered the development of PC fax software and became a world leader in the communication software market during this period. Michael was a member of the management team that saw Delrina grow over 2800% in revenue. Prior to joining Delrina, he was VP of Finance at Ingram Software Ltd. Michael holds a Bachelor of Accounting Sciences Degree from the University of South Africa. Hide
Michael Goldstein, VP of Marketing
Michael Goldstein is the Vice President of Marketing at Tucows Inc. (NYSE AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC), a global provider of Internet services since 1994. He has spent over 20 years fostering love between customers and brands. Read More
He spent much of his career in account management on the agency side, most recently at Ogilvy & Mather in New York. He has journeyed from orange juice and spaghetti sauce to stock trading tools to domain name registration to mobile service. Along the way, he has made lots of television commercials and print ads and optimized lots of websites. But he is happiest when he is talking to customers.
Michael worked at Tucows for just a year in 2000 and then returned in 2009, this time moving from New York to Toronto. Both moves just felt right. Hide