Management Team and Subject Matter Experts

The force that drives ITC2 to success is our highly qualified and motivated team of partners and staff.

Les Peterson

Co-founder, Managing Partner, and President Les has more than 25 years of experience in information technology with a focus on enterprise architectural design, implementation, and performance of client systems, networks, and telecommunications infrastructure.

With a solid reputation for delivering projects ahead of schedule, Les has built a strong client base and developed ITC2 into a global bandwidth procurement company servicing Fortune 10-2000 companies.

Tom Galbreath

Co-founder, Partner, and Chief Financial Officer Tom joined ITC2 in 2013. With more than 16 years of experience in the technology and staffing industries, Tom’s roles ranged from accounting management to back-office system development and integration.

Tom has also been a project manager and implementation consultant with a mid-market HRIS HR and payroll software company. He is an active Georgia CPA and received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

Tim Anderson

Partner and VP of Manages Services. Prior to joining ITC2, Tim served as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Marketing for VITAL Network Services. He brings more than 35 years of experience serving in various management and executive management positions within the data communications and telecommunications service industry.

Tim has extensive knowledge in sales, customer service, operations, program/bid management, and global outsourcing in an international business environment. He has a broad understanding of data, voice, video and wireless technologies and services.

Gary Kallenbach

Partner and Senior Advisor Procurement. Gary more than 40 years of experience at United Parcel Service with more than 20 years reporting to the CIO.  Gary’s responsibilities included IT Human Resources, IT Plant Engineering, IT security, IT Finance & Accounting, and the IT procurement of hardware, software, outside IT labor, consulting, outsourcing, and telecom services.  One of his accomplishments was the implementation of the telecom expense management process.

Gary has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire with a major in comprehensive public accounting.

Fowzy Shacker

Chief Technology Advisor – Fowzy Shacker’s career spans over 20 years in the telecom industry, where he assumed technical roles at Xerox, Bell Northern Research, and Cisco Inc.

Fowzy’s core skills in service practices, business applications, high availability, and networking protocols enable him to advise customers on best practices for business continuity, convergence, and application migration to cloud services. Fowzy attended San Jose University for his EE education, MBA and MSC.

Jim Watts

VP of Service Delivery – Jim has nearly 30 years of experience in technology. He began his career in software development, then in the early 1990s transitioned into networking and infrastructure before moving into project management and service delivery.

Over the course of his career, Jim has worked with major industry leaders including Home Depot, SunTrust, AT&T, and Fiserv. Jim has BA of Business Management from St. Leo University and actively maintains PMI Certification (PMP).

Barry Glasco

Salesforce.com Architect –  Barry is an IT professional with more than 20 years’ experience developing and managing software and data management solutions in industries as diverse as software, finance, manufacturing, pharmaceutical research, energy, and engineering for companies including AstraZeneca, Pfizer, AT&T, Sybase, IBM, and Accenture.

Michael Fisher

Senior Advisor, Michael brings more than 20 years of strategic technology, IT governance, and information systems experience to ITC2. Mike is responsible for leading ITC2’s vendor management and information & technology strategy.  Mike is an accomplished executive with extensive experience developing operational, technology, and vendor management strategies across complex, global organizations.

Mike attended Georgia State University in Atlanta and completed the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management Executive Leadership Development program.

Roger Steines

Senior Advisor Hardware Platforms, Roger brings more than 20 years of advanced computing and communications experience to ITC2. Roger has worked in the areas of hardware acceleration, software defined networks, and emerging (wired and wireless) communications standards. Roger has also worked at the chip level with several OEMs in these areas, thus providing ITC2 insight to emerging solutions.

Roger earned his Bachelor and Master of Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He has worked at several communication start-ups, Georgia Tech Research Institute, and multiple chip manufacturers as an application engineer. Roger’s career has centered on Field-Programmable-Gate- Arrays, which have recently taken the spotlight as the enabling technology for advanced platforms across the network.

Barry Rutherford

Subject Matter Expert in Audit and Telecommunications – Barry is a seasoned telecommunication professional with more than 40+ years of experience with BellSouth/AT&T. During his career, Barry held both management and senior management positions in the areas of retail sales, sales support, customer care, and network operations.

After the merger of BellSouth and AT&T in 2007, Barry was responsible for managing the sales engineering force that provided pricing, design, and implementation support for the voice, data, the internet, and wireless services required to build client-specific telecommunications networks.

David Odell

Subject Matter Expert in Audit and Telecommunications. David Odell is a telecommunications professional who retired from AT&T in 2015. In a career spanning more than four decades with BellSouth and AT&T, David leveraged technical expertise and business acumen to become a top performer in a variety of management positions in network, network planning, marketing support, retails sales, and sales support organizations.

Jim Cochran

IoT Senior Advisor. Mr. Cochran is owner of Innotech Solutions, LLC providing technology consulting services for businesses requiring experience and technical depth. He retired after 37 years of service with Kimberly-Clark Corporation and Lockheed-Martin Aircraft. He brings extensive experience in information technology and engineering. He is named on four patent applications and is a recipient of the 2015 Digital Edge award for an Internet of Things innovation. He graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from Southern Tech (Georgia Tech division). He lives in Alpharetta and enjoys golf, biking, playing music, and cooking.

Sean Patrick Tario

Data Center Subject Matter Expert. Sean is a seasoned IT professional, entrepreneur, author, and investor. Over the years he has worked with hundreds of startups and scaling companies as a general advisor, director, consultant, professional trainer, and award-winning sales producer. He has personally produced more than 30 high-impact events across the country focused on sales and data center marketplace training.

Sean also spends his time serving as an industry advocate through his work with the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (I2C) and Digital Education Institute (DEI) in Washington, DC.

Russ Burd

Telecom Expense Management Subject Matter Expert. Russ has more than 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry working with carriers, large enterprise clients, and TEM vendors. As a founder and principal, he led business development and marketing initiatives at 2-Markets. Prior to 2-Markets, Russ was EVP of Professional Services for Telarix, where he was responsible for implementing LCR and billing solutions for global carriers worldwide. Russ also launched and ran the iXLink line of business, which is used by more than 600 global telecom operators across 60 countries.

Russ holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from the University of Northern Colorado, and an MBA from George Washington University.

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