Mr. Ford began his career with Inter-Tel in 1983, while still in his senior year at Arizona State University. After graduating in 1984 with a bachelorï¿½s degree in Computer Systems Engineering, Mr. Ford worked as a software engineer and was on the development team of the GX-120, ESP, and ESPDX. From 1989 through 1996, he led the software development of Inter-Tel's flagship Axxess and Eclipse product lines, and beginning in 1996, Mr. Ford led Inter-Tel's entry into convergent technology with patented VoIP technology.
Mr. Fordï¿½s work progressed through engineering management and, in 1997 he was named Chief Technology Officer. In 1998, he was additionally named president of Inter-Tel Integrated Systems, Inter-Telï¿½s development, production and wholesale distribution arm.
In addition to his engineering degree, Mr.Ford holds an SEP certificate from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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