Former Samsung President & CEO Tim Baxter and Private Equity Investor Tom Reilley Join First Orion’s Board of Directors
Today, First Orion announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors: Tim Baxter, most recently President and CEO of Samsung Electronics North America, and Tom Reilley, founder of the biomass investment platform, Highland LP.
“We are pleased to welcome Tim and Tom to the First Orion board as we dramatically grow our footprint in the telecom industry,” said Charles Morgan, CEO of First Orion. “They join First Orion at an exciting growth time while we establish ourselves as the leader in branded calling following our substantial accomplishments in scam protection that services over 100 million mobile subscribers.
The addition of Mr. Baxter and Mr. Reilley complements our board of directors’ expertise, and we are confident they will provide valuable insight as we continue to execute our strategic vision, drive profitability and enhance value for all shareholders. We look forward to their contributions and are proud they chose First Orion.”
“The company and its strong leadership team is well positioned to create value in the branded calling space,” said Tim Baxter, who will also serve as First Orion’s Lead Outside Director. “I am excited to be joining the First Orion board.”
First Orion has seen a 50% month over month growth in branded calling volume and are rapidly hiring across the company as they continue investment in technology and people, bringing the company to over 300 employees by the end of 2021.
“I’m pleased to be part of the First Orion Board as its team of deeply experienced and talented business leaders revolutionizes the branded calling ecosystem,” said Tom Reilley.
Tim Baxter and Tom Reilley join a distinguished board of directors at First Orion that bring tremendous experience in finance and telecom. First Orion regularly evaluates its board composition to ensure it includes the appropriate skills, experience, and vision necessary to drive growth for all shareholders.