Grant Evans is the Chief Executive Officer at NetFortris. Grant has over 26 years of operating experience at building private and public traded multi hundred million dollar companies. He previously served as the Chairman and CEO of ActiveIdentity and prior to that was the CEO of A4Vision.
Before serving as Chief Operating Officer at NetFortris, Kevin Dickens was CEO of Ventraq, an innovative software product company providing enabling tools, services and solutions to communications service providers and select Federal/large enterprise customers worldwide. Prior to starting Ventraq, he was Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Choice One Communications (now Earthlink), an ICP operating in the northeastern quadrant of the United States. Kevin also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ACC TelEnterprises Ltd., a Canadian telecom services provider. Kevin has been in both public and private entities serving the telecommunications and software industries since 1988, beginning his career with Frontier Corporation. Focused initially in technology related disciplines, Kevin’s experience incorporates a variety of functions including sales, marketing, engineering, network, IT and senior executive responsibilities.
Gene Carr is the Interim Chief Financial Officer at NetFortris. Gene brings a wealth of experience spanning mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, forbearance proceedings, initial public offerings, and strategic alliances and partnerships. Most recently Carr was hired as the interim CEO to turnaround a diverse set of assets for Sandton Capital Partners. Under his leadership he turned around declining revenues and EBITDA.
Thomas Swayze is the EVP Technology at NetFortris. Thomas has over 26 years of significant technology experience. He pioneered voice over frame and ATM technologies in the mid 1990’s and deployed one of the first Selsius (Cisco Call Manager) solutions. Prior to NetFortris, Thomas served as CTO at Telekenex.
Michael Miller Michael has over 20 years of experience in telecommunication, information technology, and security. Prior to working at NetFortris, Michael was part of the CTO office at EarthLink and was responsible for developing their technology strategy and launching their Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) offer. Michael was Chief Marketing Officer at Renesys Corp., an Internet Intelligence company, responsible for strategy and new product development. Michael has also held multiple executive level positions at Global Crossing. Most notably, he served eight years as the Head of Global Security, responsible for the protection of the global telecommunication network. Michael also led Global Crossing’s IT Operations team, developing the IT infrastructure strategy, consolidating operations, driving operational efficiency, and improving operating costs. Michael is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), he has Master's certificate in Project Management from George Washington University, and a Bachelors' degree in Accounting from St. John Fisher College.
Daniel Miller is the Senior Vice President of Operations at NetFortris. Daniel brings over 11 years of experience in project management, technical customer service, and operations management. Prior to NetFortris, he served as VP of Operations at Telekenex, where he was successful in leading the company’s vision of delivering superior client support.
John Young John Young brings more than 15 years of Channel Sales and National Account management to his role leading NetFortris' Sales organization. Since joining Fonality in 2007, he has developed numerous national accounts and channel partners such as Ricoh, Computer Troubleshooters, World Telecom Group and Dell, leading to a 20% growth in Channel revenue year over year. Prior to joining Fonality, John was with Avaya as a Business Development Manager and Select Team Sales Manager responsible largely for SMB sales and annuity revenue streams. He also held a sales leadership position as a Regional Sales Manager with Dallas-based Agility Communications Group.
Kristen Cruz Kristen Cruz brings 15+ years of experience in multi-channel marketing, digital, advertising and UX strategy serving various industries including travel, automotive retailing and cloud technologies. Prior to joining Netfortris, she served as head of search and media at Dealertrack Technologies where she led a team of marketers manage digital media programs for 3K+ automotive retailers and Co-Op Programs for major OEMs such as Toyota/Scion and Ford Motor Company.