RICH KENDALL, President and CEO:
Rich Kendall joined Sovernet Communications as President and CEO in February of 2006. He brings over 15 years of telecom experience in positions of successful leadership. Prior to joining Sovernet, Rich was the Executive Vice President of Sales for Lightship Telecom, a New Hampshire based competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC), where he led 190% revenue growth from 2002
until the sale of the company in 2005. Previously, Rich spent 10 years at a Massachusetts-based CLEC, Network Plus, most recently serving as the Senior Vice President of Sales where he was integral to the successful IPO and secondary public offerings of the company which helped raise over $300 million dollars. Under Rich’s leadership, the sales team expanded to a successful 500-person, 18-city organization. Additionally, Rich has also held positions at MCI and Fleet Bank. He has a BA in History and Government & Legal Studies from Bowdoin College.
DALE HEGE, Director of Engineering:
Dale joined Sovernet Communications in March of 1998. He has been the Director of Engineering since 2000, during which time he has been responsible for numerous critical changes at the Company. The rollout of DSL services, the conversion from an ISP to a CLEC, the introduction of voice services, and most recently the deployment of a fully redundant fiber optic network are several of Dale’s accomplishments. While at Sovernet, Dale taught at the Cisco Academy in Brattleboro during the 1999-2000 school year.
BRANDON PEYTON, Director of Operations:
Brandon has served as Director of Operations since March 2003. Prior to 2003, Brandon held senior management positions with MCI WorldCom and UUNET. Through more than 10 years working in the United States, Australia, and across the Asia Pacific region, Brandon has held senior management positions in Network Operations, Service Delivery/Provisioning, Planning, Corporate IT&T, Carrier Management, and Vendor Relations. In these roles he has developed strong teams locally and regionally, to work with him in delivering significant structural change to the organizations, resulting in measurable financial improvements, service quality availability, and realization of company objectives.Brandon holds a degree in Computer Science.
PETER STOLLEY, Vice President of Sales & Marketing:
Peter has served in sales and marketing since joining Sovernet Communications in October of 1997. He has been vice president of the department since 2002. Peter’s responsibilities include product development and management, marketing for both Internet and telephone communications services, customer service, and all channels of both residential and business sales and provisioning. Peter was responsible for the development of new products and rate plans for 2005’s acquisitions of RCC and ValleyNet.