As Smart Choice Communications’ Chief Financial Officer, Richard Aguinaldo is responsible for leading all accounting and finance operations, as well as working with our CEO to establish the strategic direction of the company. He has over 20 years of experience working in growth technology companies backed by venture capital and private equity firms. Twelve of those years were specifically in telecom and hosted communications companies. Aguinaldo was VP of Finance for M5 Networks, a leader and pioneer in the Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaas) field. He was able to watch M5 Networks grow exponentially before they were sold to publicly traded ShoreTel, who in turn was sold to Mitel based on the M5 service and technology standards.
Mr. Aguinaldo began his career in IT consulting with RCG Global Services before his various positions in finance. Prior to joining Smart Choice, Aguinaldo served as CFO for other high-growth software technology companies. These included Launchmetrics, a software provider for the fashion industry, TrialScope, an SaaS provider for clinical trials performed by pharmaceutical firms such as J&J, Merck, and Pfizer, and Activu, a managed-service provider for command and control centers used by the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and other divisions. He also served as Controller for the phone service provider, MetTel.
Aguinaldo holds a B.S. degree in finance and economics from Union College in Schenectady, New York. He resides in Union, New Jersey with his wife and two (2) daughters.