VoIP Innovator Flowroute Relocates To Seattle

Posted on February 6, 2013

Flowroute, which powers the future of telecommunications with innovative technology for businesses, services providers and applications developers, has relocated from the Los Angeles area to Seattle‘s vibrant downtown to build on its growth and take advantage of opportunities to flourish in the Pacific Northwest’s high-tech hub.

Growing at a rate that has seen revenues more than double nearly every year since it was founded in 2007, Flowroute currently routes more than 2 billion minutes of traffic a year.

The company differentiates itself by exploiting the full potential of Internet telephony to deliver simplified, efficient business communications for the modern world. Flowroute’s in-house developed and managed solutions platform assures that customers obtain high-quality services and avoid barriers inherent in traditional circuit-switched services.

Flowroute is privately held and has thousands of business customers across the globe, including Fortune 500 corporations. Dedicated to building the highest-quality routing and voice calling network available, Flowroute has interconnection agreements with premium carriers around the world. Its customer experience has contributed to the company earning a reputation among industry experts as a provider of one of the best carrier-grade VoIP networks.

The company’s services include SIP trunking for origination and termination that enables voice, voice for video, and other streaming-media applications over the Internet; local and toll-free numbers; E911; SMS; caller-ID; and additional enhanced services. Flowroute delivers superior network performance, services that are highly reliable yet low in complexity, on-time service delivery and support that goes above and beyond for customers, and attractive and flexible pricing.

Concurrent with the move from offices in Irvine, Calif., to more spacious facilities at 1221 2nd Ave. in Seattle‘s financial district, Flowroute has appointed a veteran executive as its chief legal counsel and filled four other key positions. The company is looking to fill additional positions for developers, sales and support staff, and creative roles in the marketing department.

“Besides the obviously favorable business conditions created by local government, we were attracted to Seattle‘s tech-heavy ecosystem,” said Flowroute CEO Bayan Towfiq. “It’s the kind of environment that breeds the experience we’re looking for as we grow our development and support teams.

“Beyond business reasons, we all really like Seattle,” he added. “The lifestyle is easy. It’s beautiful here. Hiking, biking and boarding, we’re into it all. Having that balance is very important to us as an organization and as individuals.”

Ron Rice has been appointed Flowroute’s Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. Rice, 48, brings extensive experience in the tech sector as a CEO, operations chief and legal officer for startup companies, and as a staff attorney at Microsoft.

Additional hires include advertising and technical writer Jeff MacKay; media coordinator Will Carter; customer support engineer Nicholas Bernard; and software engineer Joe Hillenbrand.

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