Peter Bouchard is Founder and CEO of Clear.Live. His extensive and varied telecommunications career began shortly after he graduated from college and features tenures with AT&T and Sprint.
In 1993, Bouchard founded New England Payphone, and by 1998, the company owned five percent of all payphones in the United States. Recognizing the potential impact of cellphones on the industry early on, Bouchard enjoyed a stint running a successful software company, then re-entered the telephone industry with a venture called Pioneer Telephone. From its humble beginnings as a telephone company in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, the company expanded nationwide after only four years, handling billions of calls each year.
Drawing from his vast industry experience and desiring to create a robust, more secure web conferencing and dynamic call solution for any type of business, government, health care or personal user, Bouchard created Clear.Live to provide the safest and most outstanding service available in the online video calling space in today’s market.
In addition to his work with Clear.Live, Bouchard is active in real estate and has worked on condo and apartment projects in several New England cities. He is passionate about working with charitable organizations, having built an orphanage and school in Zimbabwe, a youth camp in the Philippines, spending time with his family, hiking and traveling. He also enjoys boxing and mixed martial arts and was the commissioner of the Combat Sports Authority of Maine and a commissioner for the Association of Boxing Commissioners.
An ardent volunteer, he was a trustee at Boston Baptist College, a board member for the “Smokin Joe” Frazier Foundation, was a board member for the Maine Connections Academy Charter School, a previous board member for the Greater Portland Christian School and previous president of Broadway Condo Association. In 2005, he was awarded the Best Business Person distinction by the Congress of the United States.
Mr. Nowalsky has over thirty (30) years experience in the field of telecommunications law and regulation. Mr. Nowalsky is currently a partner in the firm of Nowalsky & Gothard, APLLC, a New Orleans-based law firm serving the telecommunications industry in regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions and corporate law. The firm provides advice and counsel to over four hundred (400) public and private telecommunications companies.
In 1990, Mr. Nowalsky set up a private law practice specializing in telecommunications regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions and corporate law.
Mr. Nowalsky has previously served as a director of the following companies: Network Long Distance, Inc., a long distance company which was acquired by IXC Communications (now part of Broadwing, NYSE: BRW) for $130 million; RFC Capital Corp., a specialty finance company dedicated exclusively to the telecommunications industry which was purchased in 1999 by TFC Financial Corp., a division of Textron (NYSE: TXT); New South Communications, a facilities-based competitive local exchange carrier which was funded with a $125 million investment from Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts (KKR); W2Com, LLC, a video conferencing and distance learning provider which was acquired by Arel Communications & Software, Ltd. (NASDAQ: ARLC) for $40 million.
Mr Nowalsky presently serves on the Board of Directors of J.C. Dupont, a Louisiana-based oil and gas concern; Thermo Funding, LLC, a specialty funding corporation; Onstream Media Corporation, a streaming video and conferencing business; and Lavoda Systems, Inc., a managed IT provider.
Mr. Nowalsky received a Bachelors degree from Tulane University and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School.
Cristina Bouchard is a founding member of Clear.Live, using her years of corporate management and leadership experience.
Cristina has over 17 years of brokerage experience as well as significant experience in account management, employee benefits sales and operations, and general management. She previously served as vice president, Global Relationship Management – Broker & Consultant Strategy at MetLife. In this role, she was responsible for identifying key opportunities to partner with brokerage and consulting firms with the goal of increasing alignment and developing common growth strategies at a global level in over 40 countries, while also implementing them successfully at a regional and local level.
Cristina started her career in hospitality. While in the hospitality industry, she held management roles with Don Shula’s Hotel and Country Club. She also was part of Shula’s Steak Houses, Inc., a start up with focus on licensing restaurant concepts. Cristina received her Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management from Florida International University and has her license in Life, Health, and Variable Annuities, as well as member of the Florida International University president’s council. She is based in Florida and is a proud mother of two daughters.