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VP of Product Management
Mike is responsible for the company’s overall SD-WAN strategy, as well as the network and security service portfolios. Since joining the organization in 2008, he’s overseen the launch and lifecycle of services including LTE wireless, Ethernet and MPLS IPsec access elements, Secure WiFi & Analytics, Application Performance Optimization, IPsec VPN, and Unified Communications. Prior to Windstream’s acquisition of EarthLink, Mike led the launch of EarthLink’s SD-WAN service, their most successful product introduction in over a decade. Mike has a BS in Genetics and Cellular Biology from the University of Minnesota and was involved in gene therapy research at the Institute of Human Genetics before entering the telecommunications industry.
19 articles
Industry Go To Market Lead - Retail
Jeff is a business-focused technology strategist with a passion for generating company results through process change and technology innovation. His experience includes both managing e-commerce and SaaS businesses and consulting with clients on their growth strategies, business and operating models, and customer and market strategies. Jeff’s combination of consulting and operating experiences in North America, the EU and China enables him to bring a unique perspective to business challenges when partnering with his clients.
7 articles
Senior Director of Strategic Marketing
Debra Swann oversees marketing for the customer advocacy teams and inside sales for the enterprise and mid-market/commercial market segments. Debra joined Windstream Enterprise in 2017 from EarthLink, where she was VP marketing and product management for their small and medium business unit. Prior to joining EarthLink, Swann was general manager at TW Telecom and held positions of VP of marketing and segmentation for Level 3 Communications, as well as product and marketing roles at Global Crossing, including VP corporate marketing, VP voice product management, and chief of staff for the chief marketing officer.
1 articles
Chief Information Officer
Stephen cultivates an environment where agility and velocity are paramount, leading to the delivery of highly regarded technology solutions including customer portals, integrations with third-party productivity tools and OfficeSuite UC – the first ever 100% cloud-based unified communications platform. He previously served as the SVP of Cloud Technology & Platform Development for Windstream. Previous to their acquisition by Windstream in 2017, Stephen held a number of leadership positions at Broadview Networks, most recently EVP, Information Systems. He holds a master of science degree in electrical engineering from Princeton and a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Columbia.
4 articles
Senior Director of Product Management
Scott is responsible for management of growth and lifecycle for the company’s leading UCaaS solution. He has over 21 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to Windstream, Scott was the Director of Product Development and Strategy for both EarthLink and Deltacom, where he also led sales engineering. He began his career in telecom in sales and sales management roles for Sprint and BTI Communications. Scott is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a degree in marketing and management.
16 articles
Director, Product Management
Tom Daniel is responsible for the overall product management of Windstream's UCaaS and CCaaS service offerings, setting the direction of the product portfolio and ensuring the services continue to meet the ever-changing demands of customers. Tom joined Windstream in 2016, bringing with him over 20 years of experience in the technology services industry. Most recently, Tom spent 11 years at Verizon where he held various product management/development and marketing roles with responsibility for several of their advanced communications service offerings including managed Unified Communications and Collaboration and UCCaaS. Prior to Verizon, Tom was president of a regional VAR which specialized in providing network integration and remote monitoring services to customers in the SMB market.
4 articles
Thomas Parenteau is Windstream’s VP of IT Infrastructure and Services, where he is responsible for the support and management of key IT services, data center assets and infrastructure supporting Windstream’s business lines. Thomas joined Windstream in 2014 as a Principal in IT and progressed to the role of VP in the Project Management Office before accepting his current role as VP of IT Services. Known for his extensive knowledge in deploying and maintaining advanced computer and processing technologies, Thomas has a long history of providing service across diverse-use case models supporting business development and advancement.
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Vice President and Chief Security Officer
Tony Spurlin is responsible for the enterprise information risk and security portfolio at Windstream including: strategy, information risk, security architecture, identity/access management, security engineering and operations. He is a recognized industry leader, with notable success in creating, transforming and executing strategic information risk and security strategies. A strategic and tactical leader, Tony has global experience building and motivating teams to foster engagement and cross collaboration in driving processes and technology to solve complex business problems. He has over 25 years of information security, regulatory compliance and risk management experience working with organizations in various sectors including retail, healthcare, business services, telecommunications, government and banking.
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