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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Guillaume Hennion

VP Software Architecture & Development

Bringing expertise in software, technology and product management, Guillaume is responsible for the architecture and development of Globalgig’s Orchestra platform, focused on the user experience. His previous experience includes leadership positions at KLA, CodeValue and Metadot. Guillaume’s international operating background, as well as his involvement with French Tech Austin and several startups, bring leadership and innovation to Globalgig’s software development team. Guillaume holds a Master of Science from ECPM at the University of Strasbourg.

David Searcy

SVP – Vendor Management

David is a successful industry veteran who brings extensive leadership experience from previous executive positions at GTT, One Source Networks, Earthlink, Airband, Level3, Broadwing and other telecommunications companies.  David will be working closely with network carriers, equipment vendors and platform partners to provide optimized solutions that deliver results for Globalgig customers.

Bob Ewald

SVP Mobile Product and Business Development

Bob is responsible for Globalgig’s strategic mobile product initiatives.  Bob brings in-depth experience in mobile data solutions including IOT connectivity, private LTE/5G networks, and MVNOs . Prior to Globalgig, Bob held senior leadership positions at Federated Wireless, Kajeet, Nextel and Nextel International.  Bob holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and MBA from University of Pittsburgh.

Richard van der Vegt

Director of Global IoT

Richard joins Globalgig with the acquisition of HardMountain BV and is responsible for Globalgig’s IoT strategy and business development. In addition to HardMountain, Richard brings extensive IoT and networking experience including his commercial director of IoT/M2M position. Richard is based in the Netherlands. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Marketing (Nyerode), Innovation and Technology from Open University.

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