Robert Hankin – Co-Founder & Partner. Rob manages our global sales and business operations. Preceding Starfish, Rob and David Raanan co-founded CCOM Information Systems, a telephony and directory software company that was acquired by Avaya/Lucent Technologies in 2000. Rob spent five years with Avaya in several positions as a Director in Product Management. He started his career with AT&T Bell Laboratories where he found his passion and immersed himself in the telecom industry. He received a B.S. in Statistics and Computer Science from The George Washington University.
David Raanan – Co-Founder & Partner. David manages our engineering and technology operations. A 25 year veteran of the IT and technology worlds, David oversees development and delivery of innovative enterprise grade solutions to streamline business processes. Prior to founding Starfish, David was a Director of Product Management in Avaya leading network management, CTI and SIP portfolios. He and Rob Hankin co-founded CCOM Information Systems, a telephony and directory software company that was acquired by Avaya/Lucent Technologies in 2000. David started his career with AT&T Bell Laboratories where he developed C and C++ compliers and debuggers. He is a graduate of Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
Michael Stahl – Vice President of Sales. Mike manages our sales team and is responsible for strategic accounts and business development. Prior to joining Starfish, Mike spent more than five years with Avaya dedicated to sales & engineering support for a global financial account. Prior to that, he held several positions with Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions including most recently, Manager of Sales Engineering. Mike received his BBA in Marketing & Management from the University of Cincinnati, College of Business, and his MBA in Information Systems from Xavier University. He holds several key industry certifications and is the recipient of numerous industry awards.
Dru Renna – Director of Marketing & Operations. Dru is a responsible for crafting our overall communications strategy including event management, partner relations and social media initiatives. She brings us decades of marketing experience, most recently having served as Communications Director for a leading national recruiting and consulting firm in the financial services industry. Prior to that, she spent more than 10 years as Director of PR for a top NJ advertising agency. She is a graduate of The American University with a B.A. in Public Communication.
Anil Mittal – Director of Software Engineering – Anil manages the engineering team at Starfish. Anil and his team ensure that all software and research & development activities deliver enterprise grade solutions to our customers. Anil has over 20 years of industry experience in markets such as transaction brokering, interactive voice response, network security, VoIP routing, as well with his own software consulting firm. Anil received his undergraduate degree at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at The University of Pennsylvania. He holds a number of technology certifications and US patents.