Silver Lining Telecom

Silver Lining Telecom was founded by Rick Sigel based on the idea that companies can be successful, profitable and make a positive contribution to helping others. This is why a portion of all fees are donated to charity.

A Telecom industry veteran, Rick has held executive management positions in sales, marketing, operations, IT and consulting and his expertise extends across the full range of telecom sourcing, expense management and telecommunications technology solutions. Rick’s valuable experience as both customer and consultant along with his carrier background allows Silver Lining Telecom to bring both the customer and carrier perspectives to engagements and this perspective results in better overall solutions for clients.

Prior to founding Silver Lining Telecom Rick had a senior role at Telwares, a provider of network advisory and strategic sourcing solutions to global enterprises where he was responsible for managing and supporting engagement project activities from pre-sales assessment through to the final contract negotiations process.        

Before joining Telewares, Rick served as Global Director of Technology and Communications at US Filter Corporation where he was responsible for negotiating all telecom agreements as well as related IT contracts for this $4 Billion worldwide leader in water treatment and management services.

As a carrier veteran, Rick has successfully participated in all phases of the development management and operations of wireline and wireless networks. Rick was President of Horizon Cellular a cellular RSA operating company with licenses in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Vermont and West Virginia. Prior to that Rick held General Management positions at MCI and AT&T (McCaw).

In addition, Rick has been invited to speak about securing optimal telecom agreements at various Telecom Management seminars, webinars and industry conferences.