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David Morken


After starting the company in his spare bedroom in 1999, Bandwidth has grown into one of the most trusted cloud platforms powering the global digital communications revolution. Equally innovative is the unique, mission-first culture developed to help “bandmates” stay highly engaged, healthy and balanced at work and in life. This culture has helped Bandwidth earn a reputation for customer service excellence, as there’s always a world-class bandmate on the other end of the line eager to go the extra mile.

In addition to Bandwidth’s many global giving, volunteering and community engagement programs, David is co-founder of Durham Cares, which fosters collaboration, leadership and outreach in Durham, North Carolina.

In 2010 he co-founded and served as chairman and CEO of Republic Wireless, which grew into a game-changing low-cost provider spun out of Bandwidth in 2016 and acquired by Dish Network in 2021. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of RelayPro, an innovative communications solution for frontline teams.

In 1994, David co-founded the Internet’s first online tax filing service, efiling.com. He was called to active duty by the Marine Corps in 1995 and served four years as a Judge Advocate, criminal prosecutor, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, and Headquarters Company Commander. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School and a member of the Virginia Bar Association. He received his undergraduate degree from Oral Roberts University, where he served as President of the Student Association.

Outside of work, David finished 1st in the 2013 Furnace Creek 508 ultra bike relay race, 1st in the 2010 Race Across America RAAM 4-man relay, 22nd in the 2008 Wasatch 100 mile Ultramarathon, and finished the 2005 Ironman World Championships in Kona Hawaii in 9 hours and 43 minutes. He was a two-time member of the Marine Corps Triathlon team but today you will find him trying to keep up with his amazing bride of 30+ years, six children and their spouses, and seven grandchildren.