Anthony Minessale


Anthony has 20 years of experience in software engineering and 15 of them are dedicated to telecommunications.  In 2005, Anthony founded FreeSWITCH, the Open-Source Software-Defined Telecom engine used by the Enterprise worldwide to power their platforms.

FreeSWITCH is a cross-platform software stack written in C and C++ that implements a fully-functional telecommunications engine. FreeSWITCH has a large active community and is used in most popular CPaaS platforms as the core telephony stack.

As an avid open-source advocate, Anthony has spent his career working to create a world where open-source software is not only an effective development model or a way to get free code but also a critical component in a successful business model. He believes that by uniting the two concepts, the developers of the world can learn to accelerate ideas and then take them to the next level.

Together with a team of the best minds in the industry, Anthony founded SignalWire in 2018. SignalWire has a primary mission to bring the complex technology behind real-time communication to the mainstream. Going 2 steps beyond where FreeSWITCH leaves off, SignalWire is solving the recurring problems faced by companies today who are trying to digitally transform their legacy hardware solutions. Likewise, new companies are sprouting up every day and it’s critical that these startups can solve their communications needs quickly and economically.