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Dialing up success: Firestone leads Tempest Telecom to clear skies

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Jessica Firestone has built a business by making sure that your e-mails, text messages and phone calls get where they’re supposed to be going, and fast.

In five years, Firestone has grown Goleta-based Tempest Telecom Solutions from a four-person startup to a 100-employee firm with operations across the country. Tempest pulls in about $30 million in annual revenue by supplying and repairing equipment for wireless and wireline communications suppliers. Its clients include telecommunications giants such as AT&T and Verizon and wireline carriers such as Quest.

“There’s a lot of equipment that goes into making your cell phone or your phone at home work. We sell that equipment or make it work,” said Firestone, Tempest’s president and CEO.

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