Leadership Team

  • Robert Rae

    President & CEO

    With over 30 years of success in technology, telecommunication and consumer service businesses, Robert Rae leads ClearCaptions with a driving force to help customers stay connected and independent. In 2017, he led the separation of ClearCaptions from Purple Communications where he served as CEO of both companies. Prior to Purple, he served as President and COO of Academic Partnerships, CIO of Mosaic Sales Solutions and Executive VP of Securus Technologies. He earned a master's degree in Business Administration and bachelor's degrees in Economics and Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.

  • Corrine Perritano

    Chief Operating Officer

    With over 25 years of executive experience in consumer technologies and leadership in the health and wellness industry, Corrine Perritano lays the foundation for ClearCaptions that highlights its core mission to change lives through connection and independence. Prior to joining the company, she served as President of Beltone North America, CEO of Total Woman Gym and Spa, and Executive Vice President of Sales and Operations at Jenny Craig, Inc. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan.

  • Robert Pennington

    Chief Financial Officer

    With over 20 years of finance experience including leadership roles, strategic direction, contract negotiations, stakeholder relationships, and growth and acquisitions, Robert Pennington demonstrates his robust skill set by continuing advancements for ClearCaptions. He enables new service and delivery levels while assuring financial stability. He has a bachelor’s degree with distinction from the University of Virginia and a Master of Business Administration degree with high distinction from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

  • Michael Strecker

    Vice President of Regulatory and Strategic Policy

    With over 18 years of telecommunications experience and 14 years in relay services, Mike Strecker leads the compliance and government affairs at ClearCaptions. Prior to joining the company, he was the Vice President of Telesales and Logistics as well as the compliance officer and compliance committee chairman at CSDVRS, LLC. He held various finance and accounting positions at Sprint, Communication Services for the Deaf, Inc. and CSDVRS, LCC. He earned his master’s degree in Business Administration at Webster University.

  • Anne Gowen

    Vice President of Marketing

    With over 25 years in direct-to-consumer marketing in retail, travel and healthcare, Anne Gowen brings her passion for accelerating growth to ClearCaptions through consumer-centric marketing, media and measurement strategies. Her extensive background spans from building new brands to transforming traditional brands. Prior to joining ClearCaptions, she held leadership roles with Winmark Corporation, Travel Leaders Group, Miracle-Ear and UnitedHealthcare. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota.

  • Lesley McCulley

    Vice President of Human Resources

    With over 25 years of experience in designing and implementing people strategies for scalable growth, Lesley McCulley leads a diverse company culture at ClearCaptions through inclusive experiences in corporate and virtual environments. Prior to working at ClearCaptions, she managed HR in leading education technology companies and founded a human resource consulting practice. She has a master’s degree in HR Management from Lesley University in Massachusetts and a bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of Miami.

  • Mitchell McMahon

    Vice President of Strategy Execution

    With over 23 years of experience leading Operations, Technology and Project Delivery Teams and 20 years in telecommunications, Mitchell McMahon ensures high quality and timely delivery of products, services and business strategies at ClearCaptions. He holds various certifications focused on process management and operational excellence including PMP, CMQ/OE and Six Sigma black belt. He has a bachelor’s degree in Management from Northeastern University and Graduate Studies in Administrative Leadership at the University of Oklahoma.

  • Scott Giambalvo

    Vice President of Corporate Development

    With over 30 years of experience in leading product line expansion for various medical products and services, Scott Giambalvo manages the ongoing growth and creation of services that better serve our senior customers and members at ClearCaptions. He spent the last 14 years building his company, Scott Alan Enterprises and has developed a solid reputation in building medical start-ups. He earned his bachelor’s degrees from Cornell University in economics and chemistry and has a master’s degree in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.

FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS ANYONE BUT REGISTERED USERS WITH HEARING LOSS FROM USING INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) CAPTIONED TELEPHONES WITH THE CAPTIONS TURNED ON. IP Captioned Telephone Service may use a live operator. The operator generates captions of what the other party to the call says. These captions are then sent to your phone. There is a cost for each minute of captions generated, paid from a federally administered fund.