vCom Solutions Employee Awards 2019
Lights, camera, action! Those are definitely some words used by our very own COO Sameer as he prepared for this year’s Employee Summit Awards ceremony. This year, our employees got to watch the presentation in high style at The Lot in San Ramon, CA. It might have been a mixture of the fresh popcorn, fuzzy blankets, comfy lounge chairs, wine on request, or even watching some priceless dance moves on the big screen that made this Employee Summit unforgettable.
vCom Solutions is proud to dedicate an entire evening to celebrating their employees. We celebrate our employees to empower them in our organization, and to show them how much we value their hard work and creative thinking. We want our employees to find joy and fulfillment within our organization.
On top of treating our employees to chef-driven menus, craft beverages and plush recliner chairs, we also invite our Ambassador’s Club winners, President’s Club winners, and Chairman’s Club winners to a 3-day getaway called Club vCom, hosted by our Executive Team. We invite our winners to relax, unwind, and get to know our executives on a more personal level. Club vCom 2019 will be hosted in beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea. As an extra bonus, this year vCom is extending the invitation to every winner’s significant other…free getaway in Carmel with a loved one?! Sign me up!
We honor our tireless sales team with the President’s Club, a celebration of sales account managers who have met or exceeded their revenue goal. These employees help drive top and bottom line growth to the organization. And vCom is honored to have these “hunters” as part of the company.
This year, we are celebrating the accomplishments of Anna Reynoso, Beth Miller, Bob Barnes, Bob Hansen, Evan Stewart, Kris Shankar, Jennifer Stark, Liz Carroll, Miranda Ruane & Rich Zirk and welcome them to the President’s Club with open arms. This team hit it out of the park with their sales goals and brought in 44 new customers.
A very special and unique aspect of vCom’s Rewards & Recognition Program is our Ambassador Awards. Ambassadors are nominated by their peers and the employee with the most nominations becomes that quarter’s Ambassador, receiving a monetary prize and an invitation to Club vCom.
Our awards winners this year are Liz Carroll, Ashley Lee, Victoria Rubio, Robyn Gawron, Cassandra Allen & Angie Finley. All of these hard-working employees have demonstrated outstanding behavior and have really gone above and beyond to make a positive impact on their teams and the organization. We encourage our employees to utilize our Ambassador Awards system to motivate and inspire new leaders to emerge. Welcome to Club vCom, ladies!
This special category of winners is chosen for their commitment to vCom, our culture, and our values they display every day. Chairman’s Club winners are selected by our Executive Team who has witnessed growth in the winner’s professional career as well as their personal achievements. This year, we added more categories to reach all areas of our organization.
Our first winner, Belinda Castillo, was chosen for her problem-solving Curiosity. She pushes herself daily to be more valuable to vCom. Ben Dresher was awarded TA of the Year for outstanding performance in his department and willingness to go the extra step. Bhanu Anukonda was also chosen for his exceptional Curiosity. Bhanu regularly pushes himself to learn and evolve as a team player. Colleen Burns was awarded CSM of the Year to acknowledge the level of dedication and hard work she places into every move she makes.
Heather Faison received the coveted VP of the Year for always believing in her team and motivating her employees to be better than they think they can be. Jason Morris was selected as Manager of the Year for not only his commitment to his team, but also for his resilient attitude on even the toughest days. The new addition of Rookie of the Year was awarded to Kitrina Baumgartner for jumping in with both feet and always being someone on whom her team can rely.
Kim Sykes was selected for her Impact on the whole organization. Kim tirelessly develops new content that influences everyone from finance all the way to recruiting. The final Curiosity award went to Mike Machi, who makes educated adjustments and changes that elevate his value. Our last Chairman’s Club award winner was Stephanie Simonds who was awarded the Judgment value as she takes problem solving to the root cause.
Thank you to all our winners – you truly embody what vCom is all about and we look forward to celebrating with you in Carmel!
Anniversary Club, 5 Year Recognition
vCom loves celebrating our employees that have “been around the block.” We are proud to have a culture and value system so “spot-on” that people decide to make vCom their career home. Below is the list of our 5 Year award winners:
Bob Barnes: Valuable member of the leadership team, challenges status quo at vCom, consummate team player who is always willing to take on new and difficult projects.
Danielle Comerford: Successfully supports our great customers Garda, Biogen, Bioverativ, ON Semiconductor. She has an inquisitive mind – always displaying “Curiosity”!!
Frank Homes: He’s been an integral player on the Mobile team, known for his incredibly positive attitude, & manages some very, large complex customers: Pape, Katerra, HumanGood.
Ashley Lee:Started as a Project Coordinator and has worked her way to Lead IPM, implemented some of our largest projects including FPI MPLS, Garda MPLS/DIA/SDWAN/MNS Advanced and manages our largest customer, Stanford.
Josh Kramer: Tremendous team player, multiple years at Club vCom, effectively manages Biogen, Garda and TriCo, promoted to Manager of Network CSM team.
Brie Peters: Her value to the mobile team continues to be beyond measure. There is no one with the depth and breadth of knowledge across everything mobile like Brie. She is always willing to give of her very limited and valuable time to whoever needs it.
Jennifer Stark: She is the ultimate professional that has passion for not only vCom but her profession, an incredible team player and has a positive impact our culture most importantly, we love her enthusiasm for vCom and the impact we can make on our customers.
Rekha Venuthurupalli: She has built a great team, is focused on serving her customers (us), and believes in building the culture we all want.
Kevin Villa: Primary Data Provisioner for most carriers and provisioned many major projects for customers like Pape, Biogen, Trico and Stanford. He is also a sports fanatic and current reigning vCom Poker Champion.
Mary Yerkes: Our resident POTs guru. She is so persistent with the carriers and never gives up until accomplishing her goal, always has such a positive attitude, and approaches challenges with a smile.
Anniversary Club, 15 year
This category is very special for vCom. To be an organization that even has a category of employees that have trusted and valued vCom for 15 years is an amazing accomplishment. We are so proud of our entire team and even more grateful to have loyal employees. We invite our 15 year anniversary employees to take a month long sabbatical. We have valued their time for the last 15 years…why not value it a little more!
Adam Shawley: Had been Channel Manager at QuantumShift (QS) in 2003, joined vCom to lead Technology and Software Development in 20014. He helped design, architect and launch iPath in 2006 & vManager 2007. He also brought us Viki and supported Manav with IT infrastructure management. Adam is great at brainstorming and “thinking outside the box”.
Constantin Serafimescu: Former QuantumShift Employee, Born & raised in Romania, not far from the infamous “Count Dracula” castle. He is the original Developer behind iPath & vManager. Often he was quoted as “It can’t be done.” Then 5 mintues later: “OK, it’s done!”
Ivy Lee: Started as Finance Manager just weeks before the QuantumShift acquisition. She has been a consistent loyal employee from day one, always willing to help and learn new things. Ivy runs many of our most successful departments, incredible Tenure on her team…she must be doing something right! She continues to take on new projects.
Jenna Brown: Joined vCom in 2004 as part of QS acquisition, has managed Regulatory & Compliance for 15 years, and helped reduce audit liabilities by hundreds of thousands of dollars. In 2018, she took on Contract Management, negotiated away $90K in liabilities. She’s always eager to collaborate with the sales team to facilitate closing deals.
Jennine Sison: Came to vCom part time from QuantumShift acquisition; dedicated and loyal – refuses to go on PTO without working on the bill cycle (ok that’s not entirely a choice we have given her), constantly striving to improve billing processes through automation. She’s so smart, that she is unofficially an IT department groupie, quintessential team player.
Judeith Chin: Came to vCom part time from QuantumShift acquisition, collector extraordinaire, 15-year track record of DSO’s being under 30 days, bankruptcy guru (has helped see us through many client bankruptcies), firm but kind approach (despite being teased as being the vCom bulldog), awesome team player, compassionate and generous spirit, opens her home to help others in times of crisis.
Renee Clifford: Came to vCom as our Office Manager, moved on to RA because she loved spending all afternoon auditing carrier invoices with Gary and Sameer. She is expert at Carrier Billings and all the exciting challenges they pose. Renee has disputed and recovered millions of dollars in carrier credits over the years.
Earlier, we mentioned the dance moves, the food, and the fuzzy blankets (but seriously, so fuzzy) that made this Employee Summit so unforgettable. The truth is, our employees are what made this award ceremony so amazing. From award-winning new hires to the seasoned veterans, vCom could not be more proud of the people on our team. We are so thankful for every person that dedicates their day to helping to make our organization as successful as we can be.
Cheers to a legendary Employee Summit Awards Ceremony!