The Leader in Branded Communication

First Orion

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We’re one of the fastest-growing telecommunications technology providers, with over 300 employees worldwide building our industry-leading communication solutions. People First is more than just a catchy phrase – it’s how we’ve built our culture from the inside out.

First Orion

Our Mission and Core Values

Ever-evolving since 2008, our mission remains the same – we’re here to provide an exceptional mobile experience and protect consumers from bad actors. To us, the phone is a way to connect. As a leader in mobile communications technology, we take the worry out of picking up your device and deliver confidence in every call.

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People First

We are committed to creating a great workplace.

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Trust & Transparency

We value an open, honest environment.

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Make It Happen

We have a deep passion to excel.

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Innovation Wins

We develop world-class, kick-ass solutions & products.


  • First Orion is founded as PRIVACYSTAR


  • PRIVACYSTAR is the #1 source of scam complaints to the FTC (Federal Trade Commisson).


  • Carriers ask for help with scam. First Orion creates white label apps.


  • First Orion aquires Accudata.



  • First Orion Opens London office.
  • T-Mobile and First Orion team up to create an in-network scam solution, "SCAM LIKELY".


  • Great Places to Work top 50.


  • First Orion delivers an enhanced call experience and branded calling is born.



  • First Orion launches


  • First Orion celebrates 10 years and counting!


  • First Orion opens Dubai office.


  • First Orion opens new headquarters in North Little Rock, Arkansas.


  • The first richcall data proof-of-concept with T-Mobile is completed.


  • First Orion launches the developer portal.
  • First Orion launches the customer portal.


  • Launched SENTRY spoof protection solution.

First Orion

Makes History

We have been in the calling business for over a decade – but it hasn’t always been about mobile calls. We started this company to make it easier for consumers to report unwanted landline calls to the Federal Trade Commission. Our entire purpose was to hunt the bad actors – which is why we chose the name First Orion, based on “Orion the Hunter.”

Orion served several roles in ancient Greek culture – not only is he the personification of the winter constellation of the same name, but he was also revered as a hero. We took on that hero mentality because we’ve always been focused on protecting both consumers and businesses from scammers and spammers.

Around the World

Making a Global Impact

What started as a tiny office in small-town Arkansas is now a full-scale, international enterprise effort. First Orion is headquartered in North Little Rock with offices in Seattle, London, and Dubai. 

Awards & Accolades

First Orion is a recognized leader not only for our industry leading technologies, but as a great place to work. Now that is a killer combination.

GPTW Certified Dec. 2023 - Dec. 2024
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Meet the Team

Founders and Leaders

Learn more about First Orion’s Executive Leadership Team and Board Members below:

Joe Stinziano

President & Chief Executive Officer

Jeff Stalnaker

Chief Financial Officer

Libbi Dixon Whitehurst

Chief People Officer

Scott Hambuchen

Chief Product Officer

Sam Baxter

Chief Legal Officer

Ash DuttaChowdhury

Chief Information Security Officer

Tiffany Childers

Chief Accounting Officer

Mark Himelfarb

CTO & Ukraine Managing Director

Mike Lloyd

Chief Information Officer

Susan Nichols

General Counsel and Privacy Officer

Kevin McKenna

Head of Sales

Mike Coleman

VP, Channel Sales

BK Smith

VP, Product Marketing

Allison Owen

VP, Client Success

Temim Nawaf Adwan

Managing Director, International Branded Communication, MEAA

Board Members and Advisors

Charles Morgan

Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee

Jim Womble

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Tom Reilley

Board Member

Kent Welch


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