Alvin Merrifield

Alvin Merrifield

Mr. Merrifield is a renowned VoIP technology and IT Executive who has been a pioneer in the design and manufacturing of mobile phones, VoIP cellular devices and IP-based telephony platforms for over 15 years. Mr. Merrifield successfully developed and launched the first VoIP cellular device that supports video over a 3G network. He is recognized as an innovative leader who introduced the term “mobile computing lifestyle” to the mobile consumer market. Mr. Merrifield is the architect of one of the fastest growing social networks – iYapaway.com and developer of Yapaway Direct, a seamlessly integrated network that couples advanced wireless technology with a robust network infrastructure to provide a way to discover, understand and deliver high-performance wireless communication. Mr. Merrifield has led global IT and telecom initiatives in the U.S., China, Italy and Canada.

Since founding 3-Fi Limited in 2008, Mr. Merrifield has taken the company from a start-up, Atlanta-based VoIP business to a global IT enterprise. Under his leadership, as an entrepreneur and concept developer, 3-Fi Limited has dramatically scaled its infrastructure and broadened its offerings while maintaining a culture of strong innovation. Mr. Merrifield’s telecom expertise was instrumental in defining the company’s strategy to become a global leader in providing technology solutions that focus on telecom, social networking and IP-based device manufacturing.

With global partners in China, Italy, Canada, and the United States, Alvin expanded the 3-Fi Limited brand to offer mobile devices that are manufactured in China as well as established a telecommunications network in the U.S. with points-of-presence around the globe. In 2010, the company launched a next-generation Web 2.0 social telephony network called iyapaway.com and has since expanded into content management and delivery. Alvin oversees the company’s technical and business strategy.

Mr. Merrifield is a native of Dominica, West Indies. He is married to his lovely wife Barbara and is a father of two children.