About Us

Who Is Outfox?

History

We understand the Internet, which means we know it wasn't built to handle the challenges of today's modern world. We know, because we've been there since the start. Our founders believe everyone should have access to the best Internet experience possible, and we've been investing heavily in smart and innovative people to make this vision a reality for the past 20 years. With the introduction of Outfox, we're zeroing in to optimize Internet connections for another audience – gamers. Here's how it all started...

In 1994, our founders Carolyn and Ron Yokubaitis were getting ready to put a deposit down on their first home. The night before signing the paperwork, Ron was struck by an idea so compelling he couldn’t ignore it – he wanted to bring the Internet to San Antonio. But there was a catch, of course – they'd have to use their savings on the business...and forgo their new home. After a restless night’s sleep (you can guess where this is going), Texas.net, one of the first 50 Internet service providers (ISPs) in the United States, was born. That was 23 years ago (!) and today Carolyn and Ron are still at it building Internet-related businesses that bring advanced technologies to people around the world.

Since the beginning, we’ve focused on offering fantastic services, fighting for consumer rights and being transparent every step of the way. We strive to bring technology to everyone – not just stuffy corporations or the technical elite - by offering tools that enable users to take control. After founding Texas.net, Ron and Carolyn went on to create Giganews (the world's leading Usenet provider), Data Foundry (data center colocation and managed services) and Golden Frog (maker of the world's most powerful VPN, VyprVPN). Now, they're beyond thrilled to introduce Outfox, an optimized gaming network that stabilizes your connection to improve gaming performance.

Why Did We Create Outfox?

Vision

The Internet was made for the 90s. And, like many things made for the 90s, some elements of the Internet simply don't meet the demands of today's online world - especially when it comes to gaming. We created Outfox to address these issues, but more than that we created it to offer Internet users control. We believe everyone should have the tools to improve their experience doing what they love online. For Outfox users and many of us here at the company, that thing is gaming.

What's Important To Us?

Values

Empowerment

From bringing dial-up Internet to consumers as one of the first 50 ISPs in the United States to delivering Giganews Usenet and VyprVPN to users in over 200 countries, we've always believed in delivering Internet services that haven't otherwise been available to the everyday user. Outfox is our latest evolution to bring consumers network optimization technology that was previously only available to the largest Internet companies.

Outfox promotes empowerment through offering consumers network optimization technology that used to only be available to big Internet companies.

Intelligence

Being good is not enough - we're continually optimizing to outdo the competition. The same technology leadership that built Giganews and VyprVPN are responsible for Outfox, too. We hire the best in the industry - from our operations team to product to support, we're smart, creative and experienced. With over 20 years of experience, we built and manage our network from the ground up and are always tinkering with our network to make it faster.

Outfox outdoes the competition through intelligent technology and a skilled team of professionals.

Engagement

Whether asking for your feedback on our products, offering customer support, or hanging out in the community, we make it easy to talk with us. We realize we need our customers’ help to build the product they want, so we make it easy to interact with our team.

Outfox encourages engagement, asking for feedback on our product at all times.

Transparency

Your trust is important to us and it drives everything we do. From how our products work to how we communicate, we are transparent. This applies to Outfox, too. We’ll always show you exactly what we’re doing for your connection, and even admit outright when we aren’t the best choice.

We value your trust, that's why we are very transparent with our customers about Outfox and the features we push.

The Faces Behind the Fox

Team

We’re passionate about the Internet – and gaming, of course. 

Michael Douglass

Michael Douglass

CO-CTO

Michael leads the software development teams that build Outfox’s network services, and has worked at Internet companies for the entirety of his 20+ year career. Michael believes in offering exceptional network services to users around the world, and in everyone’s right to accessing the best Internet experience possible no matter if they’re browsing or gaming. 

Favorite Game: Star Wars: The Old Republic - Come find me on The Shadowlands in the Revan's Legacy guild!

Phillip Molter

Phillip Molter

CO-CTO

Philip drives technology development and decisions for Outfox, and has over 20 years of experience working with Internet providers to provide fast, reliable services. Philip focuses on designing the ways that Outfox can find the fastest routes, and works on new technologies to allow Outfox to scale as we build out the network.

Favorite Game: Gears of War 3 & 4

Sunday Yokubaitis

Sunday Yokubaitis

PRESIDENT

Sunday guides Outfox’s global strategy and vision. He’s thrilled to work with a bright team that's committed to delivering the best gaming performance possible, while remaining transparent and trustworthy along the way. As an Internet expert and avid gamer, he’s excited to combine his expertise with the introduction of Outfox. 

Favorite Game: Rocket League

Liz Kintzele

Liz Kintzele

VP OF SALES AND DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Liz manages the Sales and Marketing teams for Outfox. Early in her career Liz decided only to sell, market and hire the best. Being able to stand behind the company, its mission and services without reservation is key. 

Favorite Game: World of Tanks

Chris Brennand

Chris Brennand

DESIGN DIRECTOR

Chris heads up the design team at Outfox. His first experience designing on a computer was making Quake 2 skins for his clan with a pirated version of Paint Shop Pro.

Favorite Game: Team Fortress 2

Jessica Eveslage

Jessica Eveslage

DIRECTOR OF SUPPORT

Jessica manages Outfox’s 24/7 support team and guides customers throughout their lifecycle, starting the day they sign up. Jessica leads the support team in continuously improving customer experience and helping users achieve the best experience with Outfox.

Favorite Game: Civilization

Chris Marsh

Chris Marsh

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Chris is responsible for Outfox’s global operations and manages all systems, servers and networks. Chris oversees Outfox’s global data centers and is responsible for monitoring of the company's systems and service levels.

Favorite Game: GTA, Forza, Call of Duty, and Rocket League

Nick Biedlingmaier

Nick Biedlingmaier

CUSTOMER SUPPORT MANAGER

Nick manages Outfox's department of customer support agents, and guides the team in offering world-class support to Outfox's customers. He enjoys both console and PC gaming. A fan of the classics, he started playing games at a young age in the early 90s with the NES.

Favorite Game: Diablo II

Leala Ulrich

Leala Ulrich

COMMUNITY MANAGER

Leala guides communication and advocates for Outfox users across teams at Golden Frog. She's been an avid online gamer since the early days of MMORPGs. In an average day, you can find her on the Outfox forums, social media or streaming on Twitch.

Favorite Game: Dragon Age