Meet the Team
Alan Levy, CEO
Alan Levy is President and CEO of Cinchcast. No stranger to voice-based communications, Alan has founded multiple telecommunications companies. Alan was President and COO of Destia Communications, helping build Destia into a global telecom enterprise with operations and customers in 10 countries and more than $350 million in annual revenue. Destia’s May 1999 IPO was shortly followed in December 1999 by the sale of the company to Viatel in a transaction valued in excess of $1 billion. Prior to joining Destia, Alan, a CPA, held the CFO, Managing Director of Europe and EVP Legal and Finance positions at Viatel.
Bob Charish, COO
Bob Charish is co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at Cinchcast. Prior to Cinchcast, Bob was the COO of Xchange Telecom (a NY based CLEC) and MyPhoneCompany (a VOIP Telecom company). Prior to that Bob was Vice President of Pre-Paid services of Destia Communications. At Destia, Bob was responsible for managing the Pre-Paid card division, which he grew from $300K of annual revenue to over $110 million of annual revenue.
Aleksandr Yampolskiy, CTO
Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy is CTO of Cinchcast. Prior to Cinchcast, Alex was Head of Security and Compliance at Gilt Groupe companies, responsible for all aspects of IT infrastructure, security, secure application development, and PCI compliance.Before that he worked at Goldman Sachs, Oracle, and Microsoft, where he was a lead technologist building large-scale, performant enterprise software focused on IDM, SSO, authentication and authorization. He’s been cited in New York Times, ComputerWorld, Observer, and other media. He’s a published author and speaks regularly on security and software development processes.
Rob Blackin, VP, Development & Operations
Rob Blackin is Vice President of Operations and Development at Cinchcast. Before joining Cinchcast he was Director of Development at IDT, in charge of systems supporting global businesses in 9 different countries. Before IDT he was CIO of the VoiceNet subsidiary of Destia. Prior to VoiceNet he was a sales engineer at Red Brick Systems and held various positions at AT&T.
Meighan Berberich, VP, Marketing
Meighan Berberich is Vice President of Marketing at Cinchcast. She is a seasoned digital marketer and publishing executive with more than 15 years of experience launching and growing enterprise technology companies and online media properties. Before joining Cinchcast, Meighan held marketing and executive leadership roles at Conenza, Microsoft Corporation, 1105Media, Texas Instruments, Infineon Technologies, and Miller Freeman (CMP Media).