StarLeaf brings people together through the power of messaging, meetings and calling.
StarLeaf is a privately held company with offices throughout the world. We are a service provider and manufacturer with both messaging and video conferencing services and a comprehensive range of video endpoints for meeting rooms, desktops and mobility.
The StarLeaf OpenCloud has been built from the ground up and we do not use or rely upon any third-party products. This keeps us in control and ensures that we deliver our customers real-time reliability for their voice and video communications. We operate a robust global network, with multiple points of presence that are strategically located worldwide. Our network is fully redundant, secure and high performing.
From this solid foundation we aim to provide our customers with the most affordable, easy and reliable messaging, video and voice communication systems on the market. But, most importantly, we are focused on delivering services and products that allow you to easily connect with anyone, anywhere and at any time.
The company was founded in 2008 by three veteran telecoms and video conferencing entrepreneurs and Cambridge graduates: Mark Loney, Chief Executive Officer; William MacDonald, Chief Technology Officer; and Mark Richer, Executive Chairman.
Since inception StarLeaf has focused on the needs of the business communications market, prioritizing ease of use for customers; high quality of calls and service; and enterprise quality network monitoring and call control. Its list of customers includes household names like Travelex, Bose and Dr. Martens.
Meet our Executive Team
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Chairman of the Board
Mark is co-founder and the driving force behind StarLeaf’s vision to deliver a global network from which to provide cloud video conferencing services and the manufacture of a new generation of collaboration solutions. He is one of those rare individuals who has great insight into the art of the possible, gained from the successful leadership of engineering, product management and commercial teams.
He joined StarLeaf directly from his position as Vice President of Product Management at Tandberg, where he translated Tandberg’s strategic vision and direction into the world’s market-leading video conferencing infrastructure solutions. Mark joined Tandberg through the acquisition of Codian in 2007, where he served as Vice President of Product Management and Marketing.
Prior to joining Codian in 2002, Mark held engineering and senior management positions at Cisco Systems, Calista and Madge Networks. He has a Masters degree in Electronic and Information Sciences from Cambridge University.
With a well-founded reputation as a major industry influencer and visionary, Will’s primary role is to set the strategic direction for StarLeaf. His passion is the realization of continual innovation that delivers groundbreaking solutions aligned to customer needs. Under his leadership, StarLeaf offers robust and scalable video conferencing and calling services, video endpoints and the StarLeaf video cloud, which together help lower the costs and improve productivity across businesses of all sizes
Will likes nothing more than pushing the boundaries of new technology, and is always mindful to evaluate emerging trends to understand their true potential from both a disruptive and business use-case point of view
Before founding StarLeaf, he was founder and the General Manager of the Americas for Codian. When Tandberg acquired Codian in 2007, Will was appointed Chief Strategy Officer, which allowed him to help set the strategic vision and direction on a global basis, prior to Cisco acquiring Tandberg in 2010
Prior to Codian, Will held senior management positions at Calista and Madge Networks. He has a Masters degree in Computer Science from Cambridge University
Mark Richer has a reputation for success in delivering innovative solutions that solve real-life business challenges. For over 20 years, he has successfully brought to market network, voice and video solutions that have improved irrevocably the way we communicate across the enterprise.
A serial entrepreneur, Mark was the Chairman and founder of Codian, which he established in 2002. Codian delivered a new generation of video conferencing infrastructure solutions, and was acquired by Tandberg in 2007. Prior to this, Mark was the CEO and founder of Calista, a company specializing in Voice over IP products, which was acquired by Cisco Systems in 1999. Calista’s products and technology are incorporated into the Cisco IP Communications product range.
At the very beginning of Mark’s career, he was a founder and Director of Engineering at Madge Networks, a publicly traded company with a market capitalization of close to $1 billion at the time he left.
Mark has a Masters Degree in Theoretical Physics and Chemistry from Cambridge University and is a graduate of the owner-directors program at INSEAD. Mark is a member of the Cambridge Angels and a Fellow Commoner of St Catharine’s College.