RICH KENDALL, President and CEO
MICHAEL SHUIPIS, Director of Finance
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, management of marketing for both Internet and telephone communications services, management of customer service, and all channels of both residential and business sales and provisioning. Peter was prominent in the development of new products and rate plans when Sovernet deployed voice and data services in Keene and Lebanon, New Hampshire, enabling statewide service.
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 15 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.
LAWRENCE LACKEY, Director of Regulatory Affairs
At Sovernet, Lawrence is responsible for assuring Sovernetís compliance with state and federal regulations, interaction with and advocacy before regulatory commissions, and managing Sovernetís human resources functions. Prior to joining Sovernet, Mr. Lackey served for three years as a hearing officer at the Vermont Public Service Board and for thirteen years at the Vermont Department of Public Service, including as Director for Telecommunications. He also advised a number of clients, including the Vermont legislature, on financial, technical, regulatory and public policy issues relating to telecommunications and broadband services. Lawrence holds a bachelorís degree in Economics from Bates College in Maine and a Masterís degree from the University of Vermont.
JAY BELLOWS, Director of Sales
Jay manages the day-to-day operation of Sovernet’s business sales force across our northern New England markets as well as serving as the facility Director of the company’s office in Winooski, VT. He brings over 11 years of successful sales experience and leadership, within the technology field, to Sovernet. Previously, Jay led the sales force in Northern New England for a prominent Information Technology, systems integration company where he established a new office and grew the territory. Jay also spent several years doing sales with the SymQuest Group, a local leader in Networking and connectivity in Vermont and NH. He has a BA in history from Johnson State College.