About Us

About Us

Advanced Federal is a branch of Advanced Telecom Services, which was founded in 1989. We specialize in web and app development for United States government departments and agencies; however, we can also provide different messaging services, including SMS and MMS messaging, advertising services, including mobile and digital advertising, web development, and app development. We are experienced when working with government departments and agencies. We are also fully qualified to provide our digital services because we have our DUNS, NAICS, and CAGE numbers.

Our creative team is filled with professional and dedicated designers and developers who can create any kind of website, app, advertisement, or messaging campaign. For example, we worked the the GSA,the US General Services Administration where their users sent a text message to 84444 to receive a password to get into the GSA network for 24 hours.

Our Team
Cliff Bayuk

During his twenty-four year military career, Cliff served as Chief of the Coast Guard’s Physical Evaluation System. He was awarded the Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal for his work, which transformed the Coast Guard’s Wounded Warrior Program into a customer, focused, efficient and transparent system. Now a retired U. S. Coast Guardsman, Commander Bayuk, is a permanent board member of the Joint Service Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR), adjudicating appeals from Wounded Warriors for additional disability compensation, on behalf of the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security and the American people. A 1995 graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Commander Bayuk has a strong background in Healthcare and Public Policy Management. His professional interests include law, facilitation, mediation, and negotiation. His hobbies center around his family, community and golf.

Bob Bentz

Bob helped establish our parent company, Advanced Telecom Services in 1989. He has since started many companies branching off ATS as technology has changed. Bob has seen the company transition from a landline phone company, to an internet company, and now to a mobile marketing agency. He started Advanced Federal when he heard President Obama say he would like to see every government department to have a mobile app. To share his expertise, Bob recently published his 354 page book, Relevance Raises Response: How to Engage and Acquire with Mobile Marketing, which is now available for purchase at RelevanceRaisesResponse.com, Amazon, and other fine online book retailers. He currently teaches a graduate level course in mobile marketing at the University of Denver.

Bret Dunlap
Executive Vice President

In 2006 Bret founded Advanced Mobile. He was also a co-founder of Advanced Telecom Services in 1989. Advanced Mobile was acquired by Autobytel in October of 2013, at which time he became Sr. Vice President of Mobile. Autobytel is the largest third-party provider of sales leads to the automotive industry. Bret was responsible for all mobile related products while focused on sales to OEM’s and individual dealers. Bret is also a co-author of the book “30 Days to Mobile.” Additionally, Bret is a chairman of the African Education Program (AEP), a non-profit organization that is doing great things for students in Zambia, Africa. He currently lives in Villanova, PA with his wife and daughter.


Ty Johnson
Business Development Manager

Ty is an award winning employee with twenty years of successful experience as a sales professional. In 2004, Ty worked as a senior account executive and group sales manager for The McNeill Group where he directly oversaw a sales staff of 10 employees. In 2009, he worked as a account executive for Philly.com where his primary focus was oriented to drive and grow new business revenue from a portfolio of companies. In 2012, he worked at Digital First Media as a regional digital sales manager where he assisted in developing their market position by closing new business relationships. As of May 2016, Ty joined Purplegator/ATSmobile as a national business development manager and has since  spent his time researching industry opportunities. Ty also is a volunteer at “Project Home”, an organization that focuses on helping homeless families transition into permanent housing.

Margie Varallo
Customer Service Manager

Margie joined the team in 2009 in the Finance department. She is currently the Client Services Manager where she oversees the billing and customer support departments. Prior to joining the ATS family, Margie worked for 14 years as the customer services manager at Varallo Reporting, Inc. – a court reporting company in Philadelphia and Media, PA. She graduated from Villanova with a BA in Finance. If Margie had to pick her favorite vacation spot it would be somewhere in the Caribbean.


Award Winning
  • Automotive Website Awards (Top Rated Mobile Website & Mobile App)
  • Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies
  • Money Magazine Companies to Watch
  • Addy Awards (Philadelphia Ad Club)
  • Golden Phones
  • Alex Award
  • Pay Per Call Expo
  • Radio Advertising Bureau Mercury Award
  • Telephone Resellers Association Top Producers Award
  • MCI Customer Satisfaction Award
  • Promotion Marketing Association Recognition of Excellence
  • US Commerce Association Best of Wayne

Active Roles in our local community and beyond:

  • Boy Scouts of America Leadership Award
  • Little League Baseball Team Sponsor
  • Little League Softball Team Sponsor
  • American Legion Baseball Team Sponsor
  • ASA Softball Team Sponsor
  • Utley All-Star Animals Sponsor
  • Radnor High School Baseball Team Sponsor
  • Radnor High School Wrestling Team Sponsor
  • Radnor Education Foundation Sponsor
  • Darlington Humane Society Sponsor