Adam Crisp, Managing Director
Adam Crisp is Managing Director and the Senior Consultant Engineer at VoIP.co.uk. Adam graduated in Electronic Engineering from the University of Southampton in 1994 and quickly accumulated broad experience in IT, working in technology companies including BT, Ventelo, Nortel Networks, British Rail, and Cable & Wireless. In 2003 he was awarded the prestigious Cisco Certified Internetworking Engineer (CCIE) certification, the industry’s most respected IT certification.
In 2004 he co-founded VoIP.co.uk with business partner Jean-Pierre Vandromme to engage the growing demand for next generation IP-based communication systems. Subsequently he and his team have demonstrated pioneering ability in development and innovation in data networks, and a number of their network integration and optimisation solutions have become industry standards. Adam’s consultancy commissions in the financial services and telecoms industries have brought further success.
The culmination of the development initiatives from the team has been the company’s ability to offer clients possibly the most stable VoIP platform available.
Adam has a clear vision of coming trends and demands in the IP telephony world, and is even now planning the future solutions that will assure strong prospects for VoIP.co.uk.
“Several converging factors mean that demand for SIP trunking is set to snowball. There are no remaining issues around service reliability – the technology has matured to be comparable if not more dependable than traditional ISDN-type services. The ‘sweet spot’ for our offering is getting in at the stage where customers are procuring their IP-PBX, and we can sit down with them to show them just how much money they can save on their overall telephony investment, over the first year and beyond.”
Jean-Pierre Vandromme, Chairman
has over 25 years‘ experience in the Telecom industry, including senior executive and board positions at Vimpelcom (Russia Country MD), Golden Telecom (CEO), Ventelo Europe (CEO) and Completel.
He became CEO of Golden Telecom in September 2005. Between 2005 and December 2007 he built the second largest fibre-to-home network in the world, executing and integrating 35 acquisitions valued at US$290.2m and growing the company to be the largest independent Russian and Eastern Europe fixed line operator. Between 2005 and 2007 the market cap increased from US$800m to US$4.3bn. He negotiated the sale of the company to Vimpelcom in Q1 2008, delivering a US$3.5bn cash return to investors in just over two years.
Prior to joining Golden Telecom, Jean-Pierre was the Managing Partner of VSRK, a leading independent consultancy firm advising Advent, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche and JP Morgan on their telecoms investments.
Jean-Pierre began his career at Belgacom, rising to be advisor to two successive Ministers of Telecommunications.