Our Vision

Our vision at YouMail is simple: intelligently handle your calls (and soon, texts) for you,
so that you don’t have to!

We’re being trusted to answer billions of calls for our millions of users – so we think we’re onto something. Our YouMail app for iPhone and Android replaces existing smart phone visual voicemail with a digital personal assistant that treats callers better, gives our users more privacy and provides them with the right tools to be more productive.

We’re growing fast, and have raised over $20 million dollars to implement our vision. We’re backed by VantagePoint Capital Partners, Wavemaker Ventures, the Tech Coast Angels ACE Fund, the CrunchFund, the Tech Coast Angels, and numerous private investors and family offices.

YouMail Management Team

Alex Quilici / CEO

Prior to YouMail, Alex co-founded and was the CEO of Quack.com, which provided a consumer voice portal service that was essentially SIRI over a 1-800 number back before there were smart phones. AOL acquired Quack for $200 million in August, 2000, just 18 months after it was founded. At AOL, Alex was a Vice President of Voice Services, where he helped drive the division to multiple product launches and over 1 million paying subscribers and over $50 million in annual revenue. Alex holds a PhD in Computer Science from UCLA, and is the co-inventor on 4 patents.

Mike Rudolph / CTO

Mike leads R&D, engineering and products at YouMail. He's been applying his expertise in high-scale distributed platforms and customer-centric product design to multiple businesses and industries over the past nineteen years. Prior to joining the YouMail team, Mike served as VP, Director or Chief Architect at a number of LA and OC companies including LogicalApps, First Advantage, US Search, Cipient Systems, Mindshare and QDS. As a serial entrepreneur, Mike has directly participated in over a dozen southern California start-ups since. Mike holds a BS in Computer Science & Engineering from UCLA, and is a co-inventor on numerous patents.

Tom Saftig / CFO

In addition to leading financial operations at YouMail, Tom is also CFO to Silvertip Partners Inc, MojoPages.com, and Zoovy Inc where he has successfully raised venture capital for each. He has over 10 years of experience in software development and implementation as a CFO for contract software developers, offshore outsourcing and captive in-house development companies. Tom also graduated from UCLA. Go Bruins!

Brian Davi / VP of Marketing

Brian is a seasoned marketing executive with a proven track record of implementing strategies that have produced over $120M a year in revenue. Brian has more than 9 years of continued success in accelerating the growth of consumer goods and service products for both start-up and established companies. Brian owns Davi Digital Inc where he helps companies of all sizes by planning and executing plans to effectively scale their marketing efforts. He has also co-owned SpaceStorm Interactive LLC, a consulting company for marketing, user acquisition and product development. Brian holds a BS in Public Communications from the University of Idaho.

Freddy Andersen / VP of Operations

Prior to YouMail, Freddy was the Senior Technology Engineer at Openlogic Inc where he managed server infrastructure including performance monitoring, tuning, and upgrades. Freddy also secured new clients as the technical sales consultant using his expertise in database design, architecture, and performance tuning. Freddy graduated from the Sør-Trøndelag University College in Norway.

YouMail Board Members

Bill Harding

Bill has been a Managing Director with VantagePoint Capital Partners since 2007. Prior to VantagePoint, he was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley & Co. and President of Morgan Stanley Venture Partners. Before Morgan Stanley, Bill was General Partner of several venture capital partnerships affiliated with J. H. Whitney & Co. Bill is a graduate of the University of Arizona (BS and MS) and Arizona State University (PhD). He also served as an officer in the Military Intelligence Branch of the United States Army Reserve.

Chad Cooper

Chad is the CEO of Digital Offering and has more than 15 years experience in the investment banking and capital markers industry and has helped companies raise over $1 billion in capital. Prior to joining Digital Offering, Mr Cooper worked in various capacities at Friedman Billings Ramsey, Roth Capital Partners, Global Hinter Securities and Ascendiant Capital Markets. While at Roth, Mr Cooper ran the institutional Equity Sales desk. Mr. Cooper currently sits on the Board of Directors of ARI Networks (ARIS). Mr. Cooper has a BA in International Relations from the University of Southern California, and an MBA from Georgetown University.

Eric Ver Ploeg

Eric Ver Ploeg is a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. Eric has been an active venture investor and entrepreneur for two decades. After co-founding two venture-backed startups, he was a Managing Director at VantagePoint Venture Partners, where he led investments into OZ Communications (acquired by Nokia), Spatial Wireless (acquired by Alcatel-Lucent), and YouMail. He also founded Recursive Capital, a quantitative hedge fund. Eric holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering, and an MBA, both from Stanford University.

Lee Weinberg

Since 2002, he has been a Managing Director of AEi Systems, a world leader in analysis of space power and other systems requiring high reliability. Prior to that, he was co-founder and CEO of Sales Mountain, a mobile and internet infomediary.