At First Orion, we are dedicated to providing phone call transparency by empowering both consumers and businesses with world class data. We protect consumers from unwanted phone calls from unknown callers with call management software on industry leading mobile applications and in-network solutions. Further, we help businesses utilize our authoritative data to ensure that they are properly contacting the right customers or validating their customer data with accurate information. First Orion is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas with offices in Seattle, WA, Dallas, TX and London in the United Kingdom.
Charles has extensive experience managing and investing in private and public companies, including Acxiom Corporation, an information services company he helped to grow from an early-stage company to an international corporation that generated $1.4 billion in annual revenue during his tenure as CEO from 1972 to 2008. Charles served as the Chairman of Acxiom’s Board for 30 years and also held various leadership roles with the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), including Chairman of the Board.
Jeff co-founded the company in 2008 in Conway, Arkansas. Prior to First Orion, Jeff was CFO and later President of the Financial Services Division of Acxiom Corporation. Prior to joining Acxiom, Jeff was a senior analyst with the Arkansas Public Service Commission, responsible for testifying before the Commission on a variety of public utility issues, including the telecommunications industry. Jeff is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mark manages the technology infrastructure as well as the design and implementation of company-wide initiatives supporting the delivery of features to our subscriber base. He has years of tenure in software development, mobile billing services, credit/debit card processing, medical staffing, employee benefits management and high tech industries and has delivered significant scalable technology solutions to the marketplace.
Mark graduated from the Donaghey Scholars Program with Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He also holds an Associate of Arts in Business Management from the International Christian University-Kyiv in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Jonathan leads consumer, partner and product marketing. Prior to joining First Orion, Jonathan spent the previous 15 years leading startups in the digital music and entertainment space, including Rio, iriver and Slacker Radio which included mobile application development and distribution, consumer web experiences, subscription services, ad sales and developing a broad range of partnerships.
Scott leads all technology & solution development and international distribution, working closely with mobile carrier and network solution providers. Prior to joining First Orion, Scott was President of Gryphon Networks, a leading provider of telecommunication products and services. Under his stewardship, the company expanded its core focus to include business-building contact strategies in addition to multichannel contact governance. Prior to joining Gryphon in 2009, Scott enjoyed an 18-year career at Acxiom where he served as a senior executive and sat on the company leadership team. During his tenure, Scott was appointed managing director of Acxiom’s $100 million European operation living in London for several years. He also served a group leader for industries including insurance, telecommunications and retail comprising over $50 million in annual revenue.
Kent has over 27 years of experience designing and building large, complex data solutions. He spent the majority of his career at Acxiom Corporation, where he served in many roles including Technical Development Leader, Business Development Leader, Client Management Executive, and VP of Solution Delivery. His background there includes building and servicing both client-intimate solutions and corporate data products.
James is the Vice President of Client Services for First Orion. James is responsible for ensuring the successful deployment of any and all initiatives with our partner carriers as well as maintaining a level of service excellence throughout our carriers’ deployment of the First Orion service. In addition, James is tasked with creating sustainable customer value and loyalty and ensuring focus is given to quality in all interactions with the client. Prior to his tenure at First Orion, James worked at Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ: ACXM) for 16 years. At Acxiom, he was responsible for managing relationship and delivery of retail banking clients, including the marketing acquisition database for a top five credit card issuer.