Chris Heidelbauer

Director Network Engineering & Software Development

Chris has spent nearly 20 years designing and integrating networks, computers and telephony systems. Chris currently holds three patents detailing the integration of computer and telephony systems to pioneer new methods of communication for the Deaf and Hard-Of-Hearing. Chris spent 12 years working for MCI WorldCom with various responsibilities for their Operator Services platform, which handled over 4 million phone calls daily generating $2 billion in annual revenue. In 2004, he collaborated to create the first service by which Deaf customers received their own personal phone number to receive calls from hearing telephone users via Relay.