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Industry Leader Russ Shipley Joins AireSpring as Chief Operating Officer


CLEARWATER, FL – January 11, 2022 − AireSpring, a leading Managed Services Provider specializing in Unified Communications, Managed IT and Network Services, is pleased to announce that Russell Shipley has assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO).

A well-known and respected industry icon with a career that spans decades, Russ brings extensive experience to his new role. Prior to joining AireSpring, he held a variety of executive positions during his 15 years at TPx (formerly TelePacific), most recently serving as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Before embarking on his career at TPx, Russ served as President of Wholesale, Chief Network Services and New Technology Officer at Mpower. Russ has also held several leadership positions at other prominent Telecom companies such as Global Crossing, Frontier Corporation, and Rochester Telephone.

“Russ is a deeply experienced leader and we are excited to welcome him to the AireSpring Team,” stated AireSpring CEO Avi Lonstein. “AireSpring is a rapidly evolving, dynamic organization that will benefit greatly from his expertise as we continue to chart a course for growth,” added Lonstein. “His strategic vision, tactical leadership and deep knowledge of every facet of the industry will be a tremendous asset in helping AireSpring execute on our goal of delivering the best, unequaled service and support.”

“AireSpring’s relentless focus and devotion to delighting customers and partners with outstanding, personalized support is renown in the industry,” stated Russ Shipley. “Our strategic plans for continued innovation and automation, laser focused on providing unparalleled service to customers and partners, will position AireSpring for even greater success. I’m thrilled to be joining this talented team and look forward to contributing my expertise to help lead the company on a path to future success.”  

Russ holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA with a concentration in Operations Management from the University of Rochester.

About AireSpring

Founded in 2001, AireSpring is an award-winning Managed Services Provider specializing in Unified Communications, Managed IT and Network Services, serving thousands of businesses worldwide. AireSpring provides fully managed and connected end-to-end, next-generation solutions for multi-location enterprise customers. Services include Global Managed SD-WAN, AirePBX UCaaS, SIP Trunking, MPLS, Disaster Recovery, Managed Security, and Business Internet. AireSpring’s solutions are offered through a diversified network of channel partners that includes distributors, master agents, managed service providers (MSPs), and value-added resellers (VARs).

AireSpring is recognized for its managed services and custom engineered network with end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS), including over 30-plus carrier networks and cable providers aggregated to create a unified nationwide network providing more coverage than any other supplier. It all adds up to a seamless single-source solution experience with one bill and one point of contact for AireSpring partners and their customers. AireSpring has also received numerous industry awards for “Excellence

in Customer Service,” “Next-Gen Solution Provider,” “Top Midmarket Vendor Executive,” “UCaaS and SD-WAN Product of the Year,” “Best Telecom Deal,” “Best in Show,” and “Top Channel Program.” AireSpring is privately held, diversified, debt-free, and renowned in the industry for delivering a broad range of innovative cloud communications, networking, security, and connectivity solutions, with white glove service that extends throughout the entire customer lifecycle. For more information, or to become an AireSpring partner, please visit or contact us at 888-389-2899.

AireSpring Contact:

Ellen Cahill
Senior VP Marketing
(818) 738-1913