Destin, United States
Malcolm John Teasdale (born October 22, 1955) grew up and was educated in Coventry, England. He attended Caludon Castle High School and continued onto Coventry Technical College studying electrical and electronic engineering and telecommunications.
His career began over thirty years ago in the telecommunications industry in which he went from initially burying telephone cables and climbing telegraph poles to holding various engineering and management positions with some major corporations in the industry.
In addition to holding down a regular daytime job, he gained experience in managing a business in his late teens and early twenties by spending eight years running a mobile discotheque and a nightclub with lifelong friend Michael Wootton, including serving as a disc jockey for a few days of the week.
In 1982, he emigrated to Ottawa, Canada, where he spent two years before his company relocated him back to Great Britain, where he lived in Llandogo, South Wales. Itchy feet made him pack his bags again. His company offered to relocate him to Boca Raton, Florida in the United States in 1985, preempting a three year job commitment in Papua New Guinea. He also lived in Singapore for several months. He currently resides in the Atlanta area in the United States with his wife, Susan, and has one son, Daniel.
In 1991, he took a voluntary layoff package from his employer and co-founded a software development company with two partners that enjoyed moderate success throughout North America. That experience helped him to move forward.
In 1998, he co-founded and continues to grow a successful contact center development company. Because of the global nature of his company's products and his position as head of sales and marketing, international business travel is a necessity for him. He has traveled extensively around the world both on business and for pleasure and has been responsible for selling technology into over seventy countries worldwide. His focus is on generating sales through creation of business relationships and opportunities in the industry.
Malcolm has spoken at several telecommunications industry events and has had various papers published.