Donald A. Burns
CEO and Chairman of the Board
Donald A. Burns (Don) serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of YMax Corp., and is responsible for the day-to-day operations, leadership, and the financial integrity of the company. YMax Corp. offers a variety of telecom services, consumer products and software development through its subsidiary operating companies.
Burns began his telecommunications career at ATX Communications, Inc. at its founding in 1985, shortly after the break-up of the Bell System. ATX survives as the first and longest continually operational super regional, full-service telecom company. He went on to found Telco Communications Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TCGX) in 1993, where he served as Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board. TCGX revolutionized the way residential long distance customers could access discounted telephone rates while not changing their primary long distance company. 10-10 dialing brought reduced phone bills to millions that had been reluctant to change long distance carriers. TCGX thrived as the first publicly traded company that popularized 10-10 dialing, growing to a market capitalization of $1.2 billion in its three quarters as a public company with annual revenue topping $400 million in its first three years of operation. Bringing savings to millions of residential customers while growing a small business sales operation brought a sale of TCGX to Excel Communications Corp. (NYSE:ECI) in 1997. ECI was ultimately sold to Bell Canada Enterprises (NYSE:BCE).