An origin story.

Jonathan Rusk

On September 9, 2007 Jonathan Rusk registered the domain Frontnumber.com. The initial idea was to build an application that would allow a user to anonoymize, mask, forward (and more) to any number on the PSTN. That idea was a little bit ahead of its time. The companies that would make this technology plausible, scalable, and marketable wouldn't even be founded until the years between 2008 and 2011. Mr. Rusk kept the domain registered because he knew the idea had viability and would someday be a project he would bring to life.

Fast forward to 2018, Frontnumber has seen several iterations in the short time that the development team, led by Mr. Rusk, has released. While it has morphed into a text messaging application for teams, the core idea hasn't changed much: Buy or host a number or numbers, forward the calls, and allow text messaging. It took almost 10 years before it was put into service but to the customers using the Frontnumber platform it's still ahead of its time.

Zach Garcia

Zach Garcia

WI boy. AZ man. Husband of Lynn. Dad to Lyza Bea and Arden Jay. Lover of gadgets and home automation. Art collector. Eater. Home cook. Diner outer. Food nerd. Once ran *from* the bulls.

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