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gary-sm_0Gary Storm is the President, CEO and Founder of vCom Solutions, Inc. vCom Solutions is a Telecom Expense Management Firm that helps multi-site companies reduce and manage their communication costs. In 2005, vCom Solutions was ranked as the #1 Fastest Growing Private Company in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2006, vCom was ranked as the #51 Fastest Growing Company in the United States (Entrepreneur Magazine).

Mr. Storm has worked in the telecommunications industry for more than 15 years. Prior to founding vCom Solutions in 2001, Gary was the former President & CEO of Networld Communications. Gary was instrumental in shaping Networld into one of the leading next generation voice and data equipment providers in the country. Under his leadership Networld made the Inc. 500 list as the 62nd fastest growing private company in America. He successfully led Networld’s second round of funding that enabled Networld to introduce its Hosted IP Telephony service, which was later spun off into a separate company, CallTower. Prior to Networld Communications, Gary held sales positions with Nortel Networks and Williams Communications.

Mr. Storm is on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Northern California and also The First Tee of the Tri Valley. He is also on the Board for COMPTEL.

Mr. Storm received a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Berkeley.

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gary-sm_0Sameer Hilal is the Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of vCom Solutions. He effectively leads vCom to be a market leader in the implementation and support of advanced telecommunication solutions. In 2005, vCom was ranked as the # 1 Fastest Growing Private Company in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2006, vCom was ranked as the #51 Fastest Growing Company in the United States (Entrepreneur).

Mr. Hilal has worked in telecommunications and Information Technology for more than 10 years. Prior to vCom, Mr. Hilal was the Vice President of Operations of Networld Communications, a leading systems integrator of enhanced voice and network services. Mr. Hilal’s management and technical expertise helped Networld become an international telecommunication & networking player, deploying some of the first national and international VOIP project rollouts. In 2000, he was instrumental in Networld becoming the 62nd fastest growing private company in the US (Inc. 500), in addition to enabling Networld to introduce its Hosted VOIP service, which was later spun off into a separate company, CallTower. Prior to joining Networld, Mr. Hilal was the Director of Technology at Bay Imaging Consultants, the largest private radiology medical group in Northern California.

Mr. Hilal earned his Bachelors degree in Physics and Biology with honors from Boston University.

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Joe Condy is the co- founder of vCom Solutions, Inc. vCom Solutions is a Telecom Expense Management Firm that helps multi-site companies reduce and manage their communication costs. In 2005, vCom Solutions was ranked as the #1 Fastest Growing Private Company in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2006, vCom was ranked as the #51 Fastest Growing Company in the United States (Entrepreneur Magazine).

For over 15 years, Joe has been at the forefront in the telecommunication industry, responsible for engineering a sales model that leads his team to sustaining long-term customer relationships. Joe’s balance of intuition, sound business strategies and loyalty are a winning combination in maintaining vCom Solutions’ customer base. Joe also oversees vCom’s agent and referral programs.

As former Vice President of Sales at Networld Communications, Joe was instrumental in shepherding Networld’s market and sales growth to becoming a leading next generation voice and data solution provider. He successfully developed and executed Networld’s selling model in San Francisco, Phoenix and Seattle’s regional markets. Joe played a pivotal role in Networld becoming the 62nd Fastest Growing Private Company in the US (Inc. Magazine 2000) and 36th Fastest Growing Private Company in The Bay Area (SF Business Times 2000). Prior to Networld Communications, Joe held positions with Nortel Networks and Williams Communications.

Joe earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lewis and Clark College.

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Adam Shawley is the Chief Information Officer for vCom Solutions. A leader and innovator in the telecommunications arena for over 20 years, he brings to vCom his unique blend of skills in both telecommunications and technology. He has a proven track record in driving efficiency in an organization through technology and provides the company with customer-centric applications that enable vCom’s employees to build relationships with their clients. Adam’s creativity, strategic thinking, and insights into user experience have driven the development of vManager, vCom’s award-winning telecom management solution.

Prior to joining vCom Solutions in 2004, Adam helped build one of the pioneers in the Telecom Expense Management (TEM) segment, QuantumShift, which was acquired by vCom in 2004. Adam served in various capacities, including Director of Customer Service and Director of IT Operations.

Adam earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Davis.

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Karen Weller is the Vice President Corporate Development for vCom Solutions Inc. As the Vice President of Corporate Development, Ms. Weller’s focus is on developing and executing vCom’s business growth initiatives. She manages vendor and carrier contracts and the ongoing relationships, in addition to developing programs for maintaining business process efficiencies while scaling the business.

Prior to joining vCom Solutions, Karen was VP Operations for Flow Solutions Inc,, a large, national distribution company. Karen was responsible for building an organization and infrastructure to support accelerated growth. The company grew organically and through acquisitions. She was responsible for integration which incorporated process efficiency that she developed utilizing technology. The company grew 50% in 3 years without additional headcount.

Ms. Weller received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.

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Ivy Lee is the Vice President of Finance for vCom Solutions, Inc. Ms. Lee is responsible for managing the strategic and day-to-day operations of the Finance Department, which includes accounting, revenue assurance, and banking/finance activities.

Prior to joining vCom Solutions in 2004, Ms. Lee was an Associate and Business Manager for several locations at IA Interior Architects, Inc. for 10 years. She was instrumental in shaping the finance and operational culture in the growth and change stages of IA Interior Architects, where she helped establish policies and procedures for billing and finance, as well as serve as a mentor and trainer for new business managers and billing personnel nationwide. Although now focused solely on the finance aspects of the job, her prior knowledge and experience in the operations and human resources give her the sensitivity that is necessary in balancing sound financial approach with the company’s commitment to its employees and customer service excellence.

Ms. Lee is the recipient of the Management Award in September 2005 and the Worksmart Award in 2007.

Ms. Lee is an active volunteer guide for Environmental Travelling Companions.

Ms. Lee received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.

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Bob Barnes leads vCom’s Collaboration Spend business unit. He oversees the collaboration sales and operations teams, managing the entire collaboration lifecycle and ensuring a successful customer engagement. He also oversees vCom’s sales operations organization, managing the first step of the customer onboarding process and ensuring our telecom engineering and professional services are seamlessly implemented for our customers.

Mr. Barnes has over 15 years of experience driving growth and running operations for communications oriented software and technology related businesses. He has successfully built and grown all facets of enterprise, web-oriented, and consumer-based go to market strategies. Prior to vCom, he was a senior leader for ConnectSolutions, NextUC, and CallTower, co-founding the latter two.

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Jenifer Frey is the Vice President of Customer Experience for vCom Solutions, Inc. Ms. Frey’s core focus is fostering and growing strategic relationships with vCom’s clients. Ms. Frey works closely with the Client Relationship Management and Senior Engagement Management teams to ensure customer retention and satisfaction.

Ms. Frey’s Sales, Marketing and Client Relations experience commenced at VIASINC, a foremost company in the travel software industry. Ms. Frey further refined her Client Relationship skills at Networld Communications, a leading systems integrator of enhanced voice and network services. Her experience allowed her to contribute significantly to the development of the vCom Client Relationship Management Team and the support of vCom’s clients.

Ms. Frey was a recipient of the vCom Commitment to Service Award in January 2005.

Ms. Frey earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism: Communication Studies from the University of Oregon.

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Heather Faison is the Vice President of Carrier Operations for vCom Solutions, Inc. Ms. Faison is responsible for the leadership and oversight of the Service Delivery and Technical Support teams within vCom Solutions.

Ms. Faison brings over 10 years of telecommunications experience to vCom. Ms. Faison’s provisioning and technical support experience commenced in the cellular and DSL industries with companies such as Cellular One and Northpoint Communications. Prior to joining vCom, Ms. Faison held several operational roles at AT&T including Lead Design Engineer, Network Provisioner and HDSL Provisioning Trainer.

Ms. Faison was the recipient of the vCom Commitment to Service Award in January 2005.

Ms. Faison is a member of the CHARGE Syndrome Foundation and active in the CARE Parent Network, a resource center serving families of children with disabilities.

Ms. Faison received a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Francisco State University.

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Brandon Bio imageBrandon Hampton heads up vCom’s Mobile Spend business unit. He oversees the mobility sales and operations teams, managing the entire mobility lifecycle and ensuring a successful customer engagement. Brandon has over 19 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.

16 of those years have been dedicated to building successful, purpose-driven teams focused on driving growth and supporting enterprise customers. Mobility management became an emphasis after years of watching enterprises struggle to manage their mobile environments. After spending 8 years with Sprint, he left to cofound Mobi Wireless Management in 2008. Brandon is a graduate of the University of Louisville.

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Paul ConnakerPaul Connaker leads vCom’s Wireline Spend business unit. Paul oversees the wireline Sales and CARE teams, managing customer conversion and onboarding from the initial engagement through ongoing support.

Mr. Connaker has over 9 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. 8 of those years have been spent at vCom where Paul has held virtually every customer facing role in the organization. He has focused on driving revenue growth through customer engagement.
Paul is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.

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Prior to joining vCom, Audrey was the Chief Marketing Officer of Energy Recovery Inc (NASDAQ: ERII) from 2012-2015 and its VP of Marketing, joining the company as a small start-up organization in 2005. During her tenure, she led the global marketing strategies, built a disruptive global brand by growing revenue 5-fold from $10M to $50M, increased market share from 20% to 90% and completed an IPO. Audrey positioned the company for further growth by uncovering new applications – taking the company from $50M to $5B worth of addressable markets. She has championed product development in cross-functional teams with R&D, engineering and production to successfully launch new products globally.

As a result of building a strong brand, communications and culture, her work received 4 global industry awards in single year by Institute of Engineering and Innovation (IET). She was also recognized as an Innovation Finalist of the Year. Audrey served as a Board member of a non-profit, developed and promoted STEM programs and led philanthropic efforts for low-income families. She holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from Michigan State University.

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