Mr. Storm has worked in the telecommunications industry for more than 15 years. Prior to founding vCom Solutions in 2001, Gary was the former President & CEO of Networld Communications. Gary was instrumental in shaping Networld into one of the leading next generation voice and data equipment providers in the country. Under his leadership Networld made the Inc. 500 list as the 62nd fastest growing private company in America. He successfully led Networld’s second round of funding that enabled Networld to introduce its Hosted IP Telephony service, which was later spun off into a separate company, CallTower. Prior to Networld Communications, Gary held sales positions with Nortel Networks and Williams Communications.
Mr. Storm is on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Northern California and also The First Tee of the Tri Valley. He is also on the Board for COMPTEL.
Mr. Storm received a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Berkeley.
Sameer Hilal is co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of vCom Solutions. He effectively leads vCom to be an innovator in IT Spend Management, providing customers an award-winning software platform and a seasoned team of professionals with subject matter expertise to manage the entire lifecycle of their IT assets.
Under his leadership, vCom has successfully deployed and managed global networks, supported enterprise mobile and IoT solutions, overseen multiple collaboration technologies, and integrated innovative Cloud solutions.
vCom has maintained 98% customer satisfaction for the past 12 years, and has been recognized as one of the top 50 best places to work in the US in 2019. vCom has also earned recognition as a Best Place to Work in the SF Bay Area for 12 consecutive years, and a green business for the past 8 years.
Sameer has worked in technology management and software development for more than 20 years. Prior to vCom, Sameer held positions as VP of Operations for a leading systems integrator of enhanced voice and network services; and as Director of Technology for a leading radiology medical group.
Sameer earned his Bachelor’s degree in Physics with a minor in Biology from Boston University.
For over 15 years, Joe has been at the forefront in the telecommunication industry, responsible for engineering a sales model that leads his team to sustaining long-term customer relationships. Joe’s balance of intuition, sound business strategies and loyalty are a winning combination in maintaining vCom Solutions’ customer base. Joe also oversees vCom’s agent and referral programs.
As former Vice President of Sales at Networld Communications, Joe was instrumental in shepherding Networld’s market and sales growth to becoming a leading next generation voice and data solution provider. He successfully developed and executed Networld’s selling model in San Francisco, Phoenix and Seattle’s regional markets. Joe played a pivotal role in Networld becoming the 62nd Fastest Growing Private Company in the US (Inc. Magazine 2000) and 36th Fastest Growing Private Company in The Bay Area (SF Business Times 2000). Prior to Networld Communications, Joe held positions with Nortel Networks and Williams Communications.
Joe earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lewis and Clark College.
Prior to vCom, Srihari was Managing Director for Accenture, overseeing a team of 3,000 professionals supporting enterprises around the globe with managing their infrastructure and cloud migration. Srihari has also served as Director of Product Development for Bally Technologies, in addition to creating and operating a successful analytics firm.
Prior to joining vCom, John worked for Calero, a large IT spend management provider. There, he led the team responsible for sales support and client relationship management. He also oversaw inventory management, contract management, expense management, bill pay services, and other operational functions. Prior to Calero, John led the technology expense operations for Manage Mobility, a provider of end-to-end enterprise mobility & managed services, and was the Vice President of Lifecycle Services for Advocate.
Mr. Connaker has over 12 years of experience in the technology. 11of those years have been spent at vCom where Paul has held virtually every customer facing role in the organization. He has focused on driving revenue growth through customer engagement. Paul is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.
Ms. Faison brings over 10 years of telecommunications experience to vCom. Ms. Faison’s provisioning and technical support experience commenced in the cellular and DSL industries with companies such as Cellular One and Northpoint Communications. Prior to joining vCom, Ms. Faison held several operational roles at AT&T including Lead Design Engineer, Network Provisioner and HDSL Provisioning Trainer.
Ms. Faison was the recipient of the vCom Commitment to Service Award in January 2005.
Ms. Faison is a member of the CHARGE Syndrome Foundation and active in the CARE Parent Network, a resource center serving families of children with disabilities.
Ms. Faison received a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Francisco State University.
Prior to joining vCom Solutions in 2004, Ms. Lee was an Associate and Business Manager for several locations at IA Interior Architects, Inc. for 10 years. She was instrumental in shaping the finance and operational culture in the growth and change stages of IA Interior Architects, where she helped establish policies and procedures for billing and finance, as well as serve as a mentor and trainer for new business managers and billing personnel nationwide. Although now focused solely on the finance aspects of the job, her prior knowledge and experience in the operations and human resources give her the sensitivity that is necessary in balancing sound financial approach with the company’s commitment to its employees and customer service excellence.
Ms. Lee is the recipient of the Management Award in September 2005 and the Worksmart Award in 2007.
Ms. Lee is an active volunteer guide for Environmental Travelling Companions.
Ms. Lee received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.
Mr. Barnes has over 15 years of experience driving growth and running operations for communications oriented software and technology related businesses. He has successfully built and grown all facets of enterprise, web-oriented, and consumer-based go to market strategies. Prior to vCom, he was a senior leader for ConnectSolutions, NextUC, and CallTower, co-founding the latter two.
16 of those years have been dedicated to building successful, purpose-driven teams focused on driving growth and supporting enterprise customers. Mobility management became an emphasis after years of watching enterprises struggle to manage their mobile environments. After spending 8 years with Sprint, he left to cofound Mobi Wireless Management in 2008. Brandon is a graduate of the University of Louisville.
Prior to joining vCom, Ms. McGuire developed marketing strategies for various technology firms. She spent 11 years with Tangoe where she implemented innovative brand and lead gen programs that helped establish the nascent TEM market and supported the organization’s successful business growth.
Ms. McGuire lives in New Haven, Connecticut.