Kurt Stein – East Coast
President and Founder
Provides operational excellence and best-of-class technical experience, with an in-depth understanding of industry stakeholders. Sixteen+ years as a Client Business Manager in the Enterprise segment of AT&T, honed Kurt’s customer/client-facing skills. The prerequisites of this role were a strong technical background, an understanding of all AT&T’s products and services, and an ability to implement his client’s strategies through collaboration with IT Teams, as well as their Executive Management Teams.
Kiersten Stein – West Coast
Director, Operations and Information Systems
Insight. Impact. Excellence.
A 35-year, strategic solutions veteran whose passion runs deep for prototyping and taking technological models to the next level. Kiersten owned and operated a full-service design, marketing and multimedia agency for more than 20 years with past clients such as TimeLife, Standard Microsystems, Schein Pharmaceutical, Pall Corp., Dell, and Epson. As an Executive V.P., V.P. of Marketing for an international firm, she was focused on custom products spanning diverse industries and countries within the music and packaging industry. Kiersten also co-founded a full-service event company, an international mentoring program, and was a Channel Art Director in a high-tech publishing firm. Kiersten’s operational and entrepreneurial experience, with a degree in Business Information Systems and a focus on international management, allowed for an easy transition into the role of operations director and the navigation of industry systems and products.
Christine Atchley – Mid West
Director of Accounts
Christine has worked in telecommunications for more than 20 years and has learned the Industry from the ground up. She held numerous positions in AT&T as an Account Executive for AT&T Acquisition Sales Hunter Primary Business Accounts and for local services as part of the first sales team in Kansas City to begin selling local access to AT&T customers after the acquisition of Teleport Communications. She provided sales support and training for AT&T as an Onboard Trainer and Support Liaison for new hires, and as an AT&T Alliance Channel Technical Support Manager for Voice and Data Services, she managed a post-sales team responsible for expedite and escalations to assist in missed, critical events as well as the initiation of customer non-standard deliveries. Christine’s skill sets have also been honed in process management as a Lead Project Manager of Network Services and an Operations Manager for an AT&T Solution Provider back office.
Lance Powell – Mid West
Director of Enterprise Communications
Lance—Mobility and Network Certified 2017-2018—prides himself on his diverse skill set acquired through his experiences with retail, medical, and technology. While at Sears Holdings, Lance brought in the highest sales volume of any sales consultant in his region, two years in a row. At Bako Integrated Physician Solutions, Lance managed the Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi territories and served as the liaison between the Pathology Lab, Dermatologists, and Podiatrists that the lab assisted. For more than 5 years at AT&T, he held various technical and direct roles concerning customer interaction, from managing multi-million dollar accounts to product specialization. Lance was awarded numerous merits and exceeded his business goals year-over-year. Through these involvements, Lance has distinguished himself with the ability to manage, engage, and strengthen relationships with customers as well as peers.
Beau Hernandez – East Coast
Director of Business Development
Beau’s background is in Finance and his experience spans resource and personnel management, customer care and support. He has been a registered representative of The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and has held a Series 7 license (general securities representative (GS) license) and has been a Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent Licensed Financial Consultant. Beau has consistently placed in the top 5% of Top Producers Tier, out of 1000 Reps, during his years with Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services. He has also been involved in the sale of several successful IPOs such as, WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment), Krispy Kreme, and Cleveland Indians.
Rakesh Patel – East Coast
Director of Infrastructure Solutions
Rakesh Patel is a seasoned IT executive with expertise in all facets of IT infrastructure. Rakesh was a Senior Director of Global Infrastructure Architecture and Network Operations for 10 years with Liz Claiborne/Kate Spade & Company. In this role Rakesh built multiple “A” teams while reducing expenses across the infrastructure landscape. He’s skilled in email solutions, retail financial transformation initiatives, storage, datacenter consolidation, and IT service management.