Meet the ATL Team
We’re proud of our team and are always looking for more people with industry experience that share our passion.
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President / COO
Mark Bilton-Smith is President and COO of ATL Communications, an innovative and forward-thinking business providing toll-free and local number porting management solutions within the US and Canada. With over 30 years in the telecommunications and data communication arena, Mark has positioned himself as an industry thought leader capable of disrupting technology norms. He considers himself a learning leader and entrepreneur whose passion for integrity, innovation, intellectual growth, excellence, and leadership drives his operational prowess.
Mark excels at managing, developing, and re-aligning businesses to meet their growth potential, having transformed several under-achieving entities and leading ground floor startups to profitability. With focus on cultural ecosystem change, as well as the empowerment and uplift of employees, Mark believes a cohesive team, with industry partners and community, can disrupt technology stagnation and drive an organizations ultimate success. Mark’s sales and marketing leadership was confirmed by the four consecutive years his business remained on Oregon’s top 100 fastest growing private companies. Mark later spearheaded the successful USDA grant and development of a rural tech-forward community business incubator and state of the art enterprise data center, earning him the ‘Excellence in Telecom Partnerships’ Award, inspiring business partnerships and ‘Power of One’ Award, acknowledging his charitable contributions, and illuminating new opportunities to give back to the communities, and people who shaped his progression.
With experience and acumen for strategic business development, Mark is poised to accelerate ATL Communications success and exponential growth, while enjoying his consultative position on the SOMOS Advisory Board.
As a proud Navy Veteran and father of five, Mark and his family have made their home and enjoy their personal pursuits in beautiful Bend, Oregon.
Favorite Saying: Every day is a gift, be aware this “Precious Present”
Chief Technology Officer
Ali has over 15+ years of experience in enterprise level software development and software lifecycle management. He received his Computer Science degree in Florida and has worked for large and small companies across the US. As CTO, Ali is passionate about infusing the latest technologies and cost saving automation into ATL Communications.
Favorite Saying: With great power comes great responsibility
Chief Financial Officer
From a young age, Steve has had a passion for numbers and business. Upon graduation from the University of Oregon with a degree in Finance, Steve began his career in public accounting. After an internship with a small firm in SE Portland, Steve entered the federal tax department at KPMG in downtown Portland. At KPMG, Steve learned what hard work meant. The myth of the 8 hour workday was quickly debunked. In fact, the work day was closer to 26 hours. It involved a 14 hour workday in the office and the delegation of 12 hours of menial tasks overseas while he slept. Steve loved the grind, but wanted to help grow a company on the industry side.
When the time was right, Steve moved to beautiful Bend, Oregon and combined his love of finance with his love of sports (grow a company and squeeze in some fun along the way). In this case, the sport was golf. Steve accepted the Controller position at Awbrey Glen Golf Club and revolutionized the accounting department. His eagerness and ability to integrate and automate processes allowed for enhanced timeliness and accuracy of financial information. Awbrey experienced unprecedented financial growth under Steve’s expertise and vision. The move to ATL provides Steve with the new challenges and opportunities that he lives for.
Favorite Saying: “You can make excuses or you can make progress. You choose."
Director of Sales
Sometime in the mid-1970s the universe trembled, likely due to the convergence of Brezhnev-related stagnation, the American Bicentennial, Jimmy Carter – related malaise, inflation, and the constant progress in particle accelerator technology. Somewhere, from that mire, a promising individual emerged.
At a tender age, an avid reader of Kipling and CS Lewis, the stars would say that he would succeed greatly in acting, business, or legal affairs and we assure you, this was not solely coincidence. Will graduated summa cum laude with honors and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and a minor in French language from Brevard College (NC). Will served as the Editor-in-chief of the college newspaper and president of the historical society and, during this time, he began his career in sales, employed by a local auto dealership. Being mentored by the sales manager led to an introduction to Zig Ziglar’s, The Power of Positive Thinking, and the creation of his professional persona and drive for success. Taking these lessons further, Will then went on to get his Juris Doctorate from Willamette University College of Law, and practiced law in Oregon for many years, serving on many pro bono committees dedicated to providing low income community members access to the legal system. Always having a love and passion for all things technical, his career path led him to telecom, where he has been recognized for his success consulting and selling complex telecom and IT services to hundreds of businesses.
When not at work, Will enjoys writing his food blog “How to Boil Water,” hiking in Central Oregon, finding hot springs, stargazing, and other active pursuits.
Favorite saying: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
Director of LNP
Born and raised in Bend, Oregon, Kyle enjoys everything the outdoors has to offer including Hunting, Fishing, and anything in the Snow. After many years with ATL Kyle has recently become our resident LNP expert. His work with the carefully selected workgroup has made ATL’s Local Number Porting product a unique, high-value option, resolving many age old pain points.
Favorite Saying: “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”
* Thomas Watson, President of IBM, 1943
Alex graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in Biology and Psychology, and believes that technology and computer science have their place in every field, at every workplace. He introduction to telecom began two years ago as a local number portability engineer for a small software-centric telecom carrier based out of Seattle, WA.
As a self-taught Python programmer, Alex has a passion for writing code and deploying applications that automate the boring, and remove the need for work that is manual, repetitive, and ultimately just un-fun for everyone. When not working (or when the bots are doing his work for him), he enjoys fishing, wildlife photography, and working on projects around the house.
Favorite Saying: “Simplify, simplify.” – Henry David Thoreau
Chief Marketing Officer
Jon Wolf is the Chief Marketing Officer of Porting.com, Numhub.com, and RespOrg.com – progressive and technologically-focused businesses reshaping the Telecommunications landscape by providing innovative and automated solutions for local number porting and toll-free number management. With over 15 years of B2B Marketing experience, Jon’s experience lies in B2B lead generation, growing brand equity, and identifying, developing, and evaluating marketing strategy based on knowledge of establishment objectives, market characteristics, and cost and markup factors.
The passion and prowess portrayed by Jon in his field was derived through unorthodox means. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Oregon, Jon moved to Bangkok, Thailand before diving into his career. While there, Jon took a graphic/web design course at a local, English-speaking training center where, through the love of these subjects emitted by his teacher Carl Heaton, he discovered that Marketing was his true calling. After learning web design and graphic design, Jon walked from business to business describing the benefits of his new-found skills – each day improving his knowledge and developing his skills. From these core fundamentals, a new career path evolved and his desire to continue educating himself in Marketing best practices grew.
Originally from Bellevue, Washington, Jon now resides in the beautiful city of Bend, Oregon with his Australian Shepard Shay. When Jon isn’t working, he enjoys fishing, hiking, paddleboarding, and frequent trips to the dog park.
Favorite Saying: “I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars. I look for 1-foot bars that I can step over.” - Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway