Executive Team

Over 200 years of experience in telecommunications bringing together the key strengths of technical, operational and executional knowledge required to bring revolutionary products and services to market.

Ernest Cunningham

Chief Executive Officer

Ernest was the Founder and CEO of One Source Networks, one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 10 Fastest Growing Companies which grew from $0 to $100 million in eight years before being acquired by GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT) in 2015. Previously, Ernest held senior executive positions with Broadwing and Level 3 Communications with primary responsibility for National Accounts and Wholesale Market programs. Ernest also spearheads a multimillion dollar real estate holding and management company.

Jim Tipton

Chief Financial Officer

Jim brings over 25 years of experience in finance executive roles, including having led merger and acquisition activities on the buy- and sell-side, raising over $500 million. As CFO of One Source Networks, Jim oversaw the profitable growth and ultimate sale of the business to GTT at the end of 2015. Prior to this, Jim held key positions with Moxie Software (formally nGenera), OnFiber Communications and ConnectSouth Communications having started his career with Price Waterhouse Coopers.

Mark Castle

Chief Revenue Officer (EMEA)

Mark co-founded Globalgig and has over 25 years of experience in the mobile telecommunications industry. He was key to many of Globalgig’s commercial, technological and strategic directions, and he remains responsible under the new iGEM ownership for all commercial aspects within EMEA. He previously held senior positions in the SIM industry with Sagem Orga (now Safran Morpho) and Giesecke+Devrient (G&D), including working in the UK, Middle East and India.

Joe Sikora

Chief Revenue Officer (Americas)

Joe has over 30 years of telecommunications industry experience, having previously built a $350 million business from scratch. Joe has successfully led many sales organizations to unprecedented growth during his career. Prior to Globalgig, Joe held sales leadership positions at GTT Communications, Broadwing, One Source Networks, Airband and MCI. Joe holds an MBA from Ashland University, and a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications from Ohio University.

Jennifer Mao

Chief Marketing Officer

Bringing over 25 years of marketing and telecommunications industry experience, Jennifer has held senior executive positions providing leadership in the areas of marketing strategy, communications, channel marketing, product management and public/analyst relations. Most recently, Jennifer was the executive vice president of marketing for Alpheus Communications. Prior to this, Jennifer held marketing leadership positions at Airband Communications, Sage Telecom, and GlobeRanger Corporation.

Anthony Jett

Chief Strategy Officer Mergers & Acquisitions

Anthony brings more than 20 years of experience in telecommunications and related fields where he was CEO of several technology companies focusing on service and hardware delivery. Anthony co-founded Velis4, having spent the past 10 years building the company through organic growth and acquisitions before it was acquired by Globalgig in 2016. Anthony also volunteers with several not-for-profit organizations where he also holds board positions.

Gregg Rowe

Chief Channel Officer

Gregg Rowe is a 28-year veteran of the technology industry. Gregg graduated as an Electrical Engineer from the University of Illinois and added a MBA from Washington University, Olin School of Business. Gregg evolved from his engineering roots to multiple successful sales roles in the robotics, information technology, and telecom industries. From these roles he took on progressively more responsibility holding wholesale, channel, and operational leadership positions with CenturyLink and Vonage. Gregg now leads Globalgig’s Channel program.

Jamie Pugh

Chief Technology Officer

Pugh co-founded Unified Scale which was acquired by Globalgig in early 2019. Pugh joined Globalgig as Chief Technology Officer, responsible for global technology, infrastructure strategy, network architecture, and product innovation. Pugh has over 25 years of experience in networking and information technology. Prior to Unified Scale, Pugh served as the Vice President of Network Engineering for One Source Networks (OSN) and leadership positions at OuterNet and Symbiot.

Greg Casey

EVP IOT and Strategic Accounts

As co-founder of iGEM, Greg brings over 35 years of experience in telecommunications having worked most recently with GlobalGig CEO Ernest Cunningham at One Source Networks. Greg previously founded Texas Energy Network, which was the first provider of LTE service to the energy industry; it had a 50,000-square-mile network across Texas oilfields and provided service to Shell, Occidental Petroleum, and Anadarko among others. Previously, Greg was EVP at Qwest Communications, before it became CenturyLink, providing service to the likes of AT&T, Verizon, C&W and MCI Worldcom.

Meredith Johnson

VP – Provisioning

With 20 plus years of telecommunications experience, Meredith brings her extensive provisioning and customer account management expertise to Globalgig.  Prior to joining Globalgig, Meredith was the VP of service delivery at GTT and led service delivery and project management organizations at One Source Networks, Level 3 and Broadwing Communications.  Meredith holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Development.

Jeremy McPherson

VP – Operations

Jeremy is a telecommunications industry veteran with network, operations and VoIP engineering experience. At Globalgig, Jeremy is responsible for both the network/voice engineering and NOC operations teams. Prior to Globalgig, Jeremy was the director of VoIP Engineering for GTT.  Jeremy held leadership positions in engineering and VoIP operations for One Source Networks, sales engineering and support operations for Level 3 and Broadwing.

Rochelle Quinney

Principal & SVP, Global Sales

Rochelle brings over 26 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to Globalgig, Rochelle was a principal investor and employee of One Source Networks, one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 10 Fastest growing companies. As an Investor and employee of Globalgig, Rochelle focuses on developing strategic relationships with Fortune 1000 enterprise clients.  Her previous experience includes business development and sales leadership positions at AT&T, Brooks Fiber, Qwest, Broadwing/Level 3 & GTT.

Sam Tuma

VP of Wholesale Services

Sam has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. As vice president of wholesale services, Sam is responsible for expanding channel distribution to deliver wholesale solutions to carriers and reseller partners. Prior to joining Globalgig, Sam served as the director of sales for enterprise, channel and services providers for Digital Realty/Telx, a premier resource for interconnection and colocation. Sam’s previous experience includes leadership position at Celairo, and sales management positions at Level 3 Communications and New Edge Networks.

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