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Diana Friedman MA, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of Sesame Communications, Diana defines the company’s strategic direction and its ongoing transformation into a high growth, cloud based SaaS enterprise. She is also a member of the Sesame Communications Board of Directors.

Diana brings a 20 year track record of success leading the launch of innovative technologies and fortifying brand positioning for companies in the dental professional and consumer markets. Prior to joining Sesame, Diana held senior management roles at Novalar Pharmaceuticals, Philips Sonicare and Levin Group. She also served as a senior market development consultant to top tier companies within the dental sector.

Diana holds an MBA in Management and Marketing and an MA in Sociology from Arizona State University. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Dental Trade Alliance Foundation as well as the Seattle Symphony.

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Jon Engman

Chief Financial Officer

Jon joined Sesame in March of 2008 and manages the financial, legal and human resource activities of Sesame. Jon has a 20-year track record in executive leadership for companies making the transition from early stage businesses to market-leading enterprises. Prior to joining Sesame, Jon was CFO of Saflink, leading the company through a period of explosive growth in both market value and industry presence. He began his career with Arthur Andersen, and has held senior finance and operating positions with Captaris and a number of early to mid-size technology companies backed by leading venture firms.

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Frank Fite

Chief Technical Officer

Frank has 30 years of leadership experience in the technology industry at companies large and small. Most recently, he was one of three industry experts chosen to oversee the Microsoft anti-trust settlement, co-founding a company that developed Linux-based communications software to integrate with Windows. Earlier, Frank was the President/CTO of Nimble Technologies, an enterprise software start-up, and the General Manager of the Windows CE team at Microsoft, managing a multi-million dollar OS business. Frank started his career at Bell Laboratories. He has an MS in Computer Engineering from Stanford University and a BE in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.

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Tim Williams

Chief Operating Officer

Tim has a passion for helping businesses succeed. As a former business owner, he understands the challenges dental and orthodontic practices face in today’s marketplace. Tim’s background in Local Search and Marketing makes him ideally suited to help craft the next generation of online solutions for the dental industry. Tim holds a BA in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from Stanford and an MS in Applied Information Management from University of Oregon and remains on faculty at Oregon teaching graduate courses focusing on online marketing and organizational effectiveness.

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Ryan Anderson

Vice President of Sales

Ryan currently leads sales and sales strategy for Sesame Communications. He is a recognized expert in building and scaling corporate sales organizations from scratch to support fast expansion. He has recently helped build multi-million dollar sales channels within 2-3 year time frames at multiple local area tech companies. Ryan held senior leadership positions in two of the fastest growing technology start-up companies in North America over the past 13 years- Market Leader (formerly HouseValues.com) and DataSphere Technologies, both reached profitability and breakthrough levels of revenue growth during his leadership there, including a successful IPO in 2004 with Market Leader. Ryan has a successful track record of building and managing winning sales cultures and is passionate about developing future sales leaders. Ryan resides in Seattle with his wife Jenn and 3 daughters. He graduated from the University of Washington.

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Chris Bethell

Vice President of Marketing

Chris leads all strategic marketing and brand efforts for Sesame. He brings more than 25 years of marketing and management experience within the high technology and healthcare sectors. Prior to Sesame Chris was the vice president of marketing for Quantros, a leading SaaS provider of solutions to improve healthcare safety and quality. Chris has also held senior management positions at companies such as Findlaw, Cadence Design Systems and Synopsys. Chris began his career at Apple Computer where he spent more than seven years as a senior project manager. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco.

News & Press Releases

Sesame Communications Ranked Number 453 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2013 Technology Fast 500™

Sesame ranked 453 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Sesame Communications grew 158 percent during this period.

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