An experienced telecommunications executive and the founder of the Telco Communications Group, Inc., Donald Burns is the chairman of the board of directors of magicJack. In this capacity, he oversees all operations at the Voice over IP (VoIP) provider, which has sold more than 10 million units since its initial product launch. After joining the board of directors of magicJack in 2010, Don Burns accepted an offer to become the chairman in 2012.
In addition, he is a member of the company’s Audit Committee. Before taking up his current role with magicJack, Donald Burns served as the chief executive officer, president, and vice chairman of Telco Communications Group, Inc., a company he founded in 1993. As an organizational leader of the telecommunications company and its Dial & Save subsidiaries, he significantly decreased home phone bills for millions of customers and broke the long-distance monopoly previously held by AT&T. In just three years, Donald Burns helped Telco to become a leading long-distance service provider in the United States. In 1997, he sold the company to Excel Communications for $1 billion in cash and equity. In recent years, Donald Burns secured a 33 percent ownership stake in a shipyard. He also played a central role in the construction of a charter yacht that represents a promising business venture in development.
In addition, Don Burns is the head of his own charitable foundation, which provides financial support to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations, including the Gay and Lesbian Leadership Institute and Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket.
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