Frank Cianciulli was born in Toronto, Ontario on November 29th, 1972. He holds a Bachelor in History and Political Science from York University (1997). Frank sits as President and CEO of The Streaming Network, the latest in a string of successful companies he has built from the ground up.
In 2001, with six years of conferencing expertise under his belt, Frank co-founded and established Enunciate Conferencing. By design, this company would not only provision traditional conferencing services, but would also introduce next generation conferencing and collaboration services in anticipation of future market demands. Enunciate started off with the single most fundamental conferencing product of that time (reservationless audio conferencing), perfected it and then proceeded to launch one successful product after another. Within less than five years, Enunciate launched nine collaboration products founded upon leading-edge technology and impeccable customer service. Enunciate has been ISO 9001-2000 certified since 2003 and was the 1st conferencing provider in the world to attain ISO Certification, setting the bar for other CSPs. In 2007, Enunciate was named one of the Top 20 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada. Queen's School of Business and Hewitt Associates ranked companies according to survey results, which were based upon employee opinions, organization practices and perspectives of the organizations' leadership teams. In addition, Frank was named one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40tm for 2006, which was presented by Caldwell Partners International and officially announced by the Global and Mail. He also received the 2007 New Generation Business Excellence Award from the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Toronto. Frank took the spotlight in Partners, the official Italian Chamber of Commerce. To read the article and see what Frank Cianciulli had to say, Click Here
In 2006, Frank Cianciulli, won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Emerging Entrepreneur - Ontario), in recognition of his extraordinary success at innovation, company development, financial performance, and personal commitment to his businesses and his community. In 2004 and 2005 Enunciate was listed as one of Profit Magazine's "Hot 50" Canadian companies.
With the intention of replicating Enunciate's success, Frank co-founded PEOPLEsource Staffing Solutions with long-time friend and trusted colleague John Nalli. PEOPLEsource opened its doors in September 2003 and quickly put its expansion plan into motion. In three short years PEOPLEsource has grown from one branch office to six and has increased its gross revenue by over 300%. PEOPLEsource provides technology, engineering, finance, clerical and industrial staffing as well as on-site workforce management services. PEOPLEsource is one of the fastest growing recruiting firms in Canada and has placed on Profit Magazine's "Hot 50" List in both 2006 and 2007- the maximum amount of times to be considered. Early 2009 PEOPLEsource was honored to receive The Best Workplaces 2009 award, ranking 9th in all of Canada. This award is based on the internal workings of an organization whereby trust and comradery are the determining criteria. Most recently PROFIT Magazine declared PEOPLEsource the Fastest Growing Staffing Company in Canada as per the PROFIT 100 and opening yet another branch in Burlington during the summer of ’09, Frank has duplicated the success Enunciate shared and is confident in further expansion.
Four short months after the launch of PEOPLEsource, Frank co-founded One Connect in January 2004. One Connect provisions business-class VoIP services to the Canadian market and currently serves 19 regions in the GTA. In June of 2004, he then proceeded to co-found Momentum Conferencing. Momentum Conferencing is a key conferencing player in Western Canada and the U.S., offering audio, video and web conferencing, as well as residential and commercial VoIP services. In 2006, Frank also became shareholder and Chairman of Healthscreen Solutions (MDU-TSX), a medical services company. Under Frank's guidance as Chairman, Healthscreen earned the #1 spot on Profit Magazines "Hot 50" in 2007.
One of Frank's newer ventures is the founding of The Streaming Network, launched in September 2006. The Streaming Network is a next-generation communications company that provides web streaming, hosting and distribution, IP video, and video email services. Its immediate focus is on the North American market with plans to expand into Europe, Australia and the Pacific Rim in the near future.
Frank’s newest business venture has begun with long time friend Luciano DiMatteo, founding the wireless communications provider, Wish Mobile. Frank’s aspiration for his new company lies in becoming Bell Mobility’s largest and most successful dealer in the country.
Frank’s recent personal accomplishment was being selected as a recipient of the Bryden Alumni Award through the York University Alumni Association. The alumnus of York University distinguishes themselves by redefining what it means to succeed. Each year, York University celebrates alumni who have attained extraordinary achievements and made remarkable contributions to York and to their communities by presenting them with Bryden Alumni Awards. Frank earned the 'One To Watch' award. This award is presented to a York University alumnus for remarkable professional and community accomplishments early in their career.
Frank most prestigious win to date was the announcement of PEOPLEsource being selected as a Regional Finalist in Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies program is the country’s leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million.
Frank is a serial entrepreneur, looking to invest in, acquire or spin off companies with the potential to surpass the competition and set new and/or higher expectations in the marketplace. He has been a member of the Entrepreneur's Organization (EO) since April 2005 and is also active in promoting business education at university levels through workshops and seminars. Frank also serves on the Dean's Advisory Board of York University and is director of the Entrepreneur's Organizations Accelerator Program aimed at helping CEO's of companies of less than $1 million in revenue grow to the next level. Frank spends a significant amount of his time on these initiatives and on charitable causes realizing the importance of giving back to the community.
Frank is a role model to all entrepreneurs and business owners. His life examples teach us to follow our dreams, no matter how great!
Matthew Ley is the President of The Streaming Network and works closely with Frank Cianciulli, one of the company’s founders. Matt was introduced to Webcasting and related services when he was hired by Frank at Enunciate Conferencing as an Account Manager. Coming from the world of food distribution sales with a Gordon Food Services of Canada, the telecom world was completely new to Matt. The fast paced and always changing environment of Enunciate Conferencing, one of Canada’s fastest growing companies was a great place for him to learn and succeed. After 3 successful years as an Account Manager, Matt was promoted to Web Services Specialist supporting the web collaboration and new webcasting services offered by Enunciate.
In his dealings with vendors and clients, Matthew became intrigued by the opportunity that webcasting could afford the company and under instruction and guidance from Frank began an intensive investigation into the event webcasting marketplace that resulted the business plan and eventual incorporation of The Streaming Network in 2006.
Matt leads the direct sales force and personally manage key channel relationships to stay close to clients at all times and ensure that SN is always working towards the goal of becoming the industry standard.