Software Defined Business Networks

TELoIP is a Market-Leading Innovator of Patented Overlay
SD-Internet and SD-WAN Technologies

Company Overview

TELoIP Inc, Leading Innovator for SD-WAN

About TELoIP

TELoIP is the creator of powerful, software-defined wide-area networks (SD-WANs) for the most challenging locations requiring high availability and business-critical application traffic. TELoIP cloud-managed networks are used by retailers to build carrier-agnostic networks that reduce costs by 50% or more, by financial organizations for secure communications, by heath care enterprises to remotely connect clinics, and by service providers to deliver SD-WAN services.

Hundreds of businesses across North America depend on TELoIP’s patented VINO architecture to plan and provide secure, lower-cost, higher-performance and more reliable networks for their voice, data and video communications needs, whether they rely on public or private clouds. Based in Toronto, Canada, TELoIP has been delivering software-defined solutions since 2002.

Leadership Team

Rui Luis, CEO for TELoIP SD-WAN

Rui Luis


Rui is a seasoned technology executive, leader, and strategist; an expert at starting, developing and leading companies to profitable growth and technology leadership in global markets.  Rui was previously Executive Chairman of Digital Rapids Corp where he established Digital Rapids as the defacto video processing standard for Media companies such as Time Warner, Sony, and CBS while garnering 22 product and technical awards. Before joining Digital Rapids, Rui served as CEO of Digital Processing Systems building that company from a start-up to a successful TSX IPO with the company also being named one of Canada’s “Best Managed”. Rui had earlier experience as Director of Operations for Scientific Atlanta and as a Financial Analyst for Litton Industries.

Pat Saavedra, CTO and Founder of TELoIP SD-WAN

Pat Saavedra

Founder, President and CTO

Pat is a true Telecom industry pioneer and the driving force behind our innovative Software Defined Networking products, strategies and implemented solutions.  Pat has an extensive and successful history in founding and leading high-tech start-ups that address market needs. He was formerly the Owner, President & CTO of Passport Online, an award winning ISP.  Pat has excellent vision of market trends and insight into customer needs and has been awarded several patents for our market proven Network Aggregation Data Plane and IPQoS technologies.  Pat continues to lead our development pipeline and has TELoIP on track to meet the emerging requirements of Service Providers and Business Customers well into the future.

Kevin Suitor, CMO TELoIP SD-WAN

Kevin Suitor

Chief Marketing Officer

Kevin has over 35 years of network industry experience and the right strategic skill set to lead TELoIP’s marketing and alliance efforts in the exploding SD-WAN arena. Prior to TELoIP, Suitor served as VP of marketing, product management, and strategy & alliances with leading WAN Optimization technology vendor Exinda Networks.  Earlier, Kevin helped develop market strategy for broadband wireless and WiMAX at Redline Communications, which earned recognition as the second fastest growing technology company in Canada by the Deloitte Canadian Technology Fast 50 Program in 2006. Previously, Suitor held senior roles with CopperCom, CTI Datacom, Tekelec and Wandel & Goltermann Canada, and founded DCI Digital Communications Inc.

Board of Directors

Roger Davis – Chair
Roger Davis is Chair of the TELoIP Board and was a senior executive with AT&T Corporation serving as Vice President and Controller of the Corporation; Vice President & CFO of the Networks Services Group, the company’s largest operating division; and Vice President & CFO of the International Group. More recently, Roger has served as an advisor and senior officer to a number of emerging companies in the Telecom and technology fields.
Leo Lax
Leo Lax is the co-founder, General Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Skypoint Capital Corporation, a venture capital firm specializing in investments in early stage telecommunications and information technology companies. Leo is a professional engineer and has a distinguished history of helping to build numerous successful ventures in Canada, US, UK and Israel. Leo is the Chair of TransGaming, Inc, Director of Mobio Technologies, and My6Sense as well as past Director of the CVCA and Chair of numerous technology companies in Canada and Israel.
Jim Meenan
Jim Meenan is the former CEO of AT&T Canada and one of the country’s most experienced and successful telecom executives. A citizen of both Canada and the U.S., who has consulted for and served as a board member of a number of Telecom and Technology companies in North America, Asia and Europe including Rogers Wireless. Currently Jim serves as Board Chair of Ocean Reef Medical Center and is also on the Boards of 360 Networks (US) and Espial (Canada).
Robert Peters
Robert Peters is CEO and co-founder of Callisto Integration, a global leader in manufacturing consulting and systems integration headquartered in Ontario, Canada. Robert, a professional engineer and an expert in quality, has successfully led Callisto on a consistent path of profitable growth to its current status as a premier systems integrator.
Lindsay Sparks
Lindsay Sparks is CEO at Sysomos, Chairman of Logibec and Director at MDI Achieve. Lindsay was formerly a senior executive with Microsoft serving as Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Education Strategy, Corporate Vice President of Managed Solutions, Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Sales of products and services to small and medium-sized enterprises, and Corporate Vice President of MSN e-services. Before joining Microsoft, Lindsay participated in two technology startups and helped establish Fujitsu’s presence in Canada. Lindsay continues to serve as a board member and senior advisor to a number of technology companies doing business globally.
Natalie Townsend
Natalie Townsend is the Founder and Managing Partner at NorthRock Capital Partners, a private equity investment company based in Canada that focuses on small and mid-market companies. Previously, Natalie was the President at TD Capital and Vice Chairman of TD Securities.
Joseph Wiley
Joseph Wiley is a co-founder of Birch Hill Equity Partners and has over 22 years of experience in private equity and investment banking. With C$2.0 billion in capital currently under management, 20 partner companies and 30 fully realized investments since 1994, Birch Hill is the leader in long-term value creation in the Canadian mid-market. He was with TD Capital, Birch Hill’s predecessor company, from 1995 to 2005. Prior to joining TD Capital, he was a member of TD Securities’ Corporate Finance and M&A Group. Before joining TD Securities in 1994, Mr. Wiley was a partner in the law firm of Davies, Ward & Beck, where he practiced securities, mergers and acquisitions and corporate law.
Rui Luis
Rui Luis is the CEO & CFO, and is a management member of the Board.
Pat Saavedra
Pat Saavedra is the Founder of TELoIP serving as President & CTO, and is a management member of the Board.
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