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Summary

Senior Technology Leader in the areas of cable television, telecommunications, data storage and delivery and new technology development.

  • Strategic, fast moving, honest and independent.
  • Recognized by employers, clients and employees for ability to stabilze and turn-around crisis situations.
  • Compassionate, respectful and decisive boss who brings out the best in employees.
  • World class understanding of finance and economics. 

Work experience

2004Present

Telecommunications and Financial Consultant

Consultant

Independent consultant (The Consultancy) and partner in consulting firm (Enki Strategic Advisors):

  • Provided major cable television firm with comprehensive cost cutting analysis.
  • Acted as COO/CMO of broadband software and hardware development firm. 
  • Primary financial turn-around adviser to CEO/Chairman of major media firm.
  • Advised financial services website on business plan
  • Advised VoIP start-up on market positioning.
  • Assisted mobile phone service firm with funding options.
  • Conducted due diligence on a number of acquistion targets in telecommunications and manufacturing. 
20032004

Vice President of Operations

Comcast

Operated large urban/suburban/rural cable system and regional call center:

  • Improved customer and employee satisfaction.
  • Reduced cost per call by 40%.
20002002

Vice President of Operations

GlobalCenter/Exodus

Personally selected by the CEO for responsibility for data center construction and operations in United Kingdom, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

  • Oversaw $300 million in new construction.
  • In one year went from seven to over one hundred employees. 
19972000

Area Vice President

TCI/AT&T

Personally selected by the CEO to turn around the Washington, DC cable television system:

  • Added troubled Baltimore system to portfolio in 1998; created regional management team.
  • Stabilized troubled staffing and political situations.
  • Grew customer base by 15% in three years.
19931997

CEO and General Manager

Cable Co-op

Chosen by Board of Directors to save independent cable system from insolvency:

  • Negotiated significant savings with program suppliers.
  • Introduced broadband technology.
  • Tested and/or trialed new technology with Intel, Ericsson, DEC and other Silicon Valley Firms. 
20021993

CEO

AdExact

Replaced founding CEO at Canadian software start-up

  • Developed audience measurement and security software.
  • Managed venture capital and debt relationships.
19801993

Various

Viacom

Held a variety of positions in New Market Development, Government Relations and General Management:

  • Negotiated over thirty contracts with municipal governments at favorable conditions for the firm.
  • Lobbied all levels of government.
  • As General Manager of Milwaukee cable television system, grew customer base by 25% and posted six straight years of compounded double digit EBITDA growth.

References

Ralph Heim

"Brad demonstrated solid organization and strong leadership skills. As a student he successfully balanced the demands of his academic pursuits with a full extracurricular activity schedule thus setting the pace and and providing an example to his fellow students."

Paul Ingles

"When Brad an I worked together on broadcast projects in college, he was a great worker and showed a creative flair and determination to do good work that I'm sure has served him well in the years since. I've followed his career and know that he has done quality work in a number of capacities over the years. Good attitude, good production, good humor - all hallmarks of Brad in any workforce."

Jim Carlucci

"Brad demonstrated solid organization and strong leadership skills. As a student he successfully balanced the demands of his academic pursuits with a full extracurricular activity schedule thus setting the pace and and providing an example to his fellow students."

Ken Kahrs

"Brad is a pleasure to work with and he brings a lot to the table. Informed, intelligent, hard working and thoughtful...Brad has deep experience in media, communications and related fields. I highly recommend him if you are looking for an experienced executive perspective."

Robin Belkin

"At the time Brad was CEO, I was board member and secretary of Cable Co-op, in addition to my professional position. At Cable Co-op, Brad did an outstanding professional job under trying circumstances. His integrity is unquestioned. When he received an offer he couldn't refuse, we released him with heartfelt thanks and wished him well. If I had a job that fit his interests, I'd offer it to him in a minute."

Ken Allen

"At the time Brad was CEO, I was board member and secretary of Cable Co-op, in addition to my professional position. At Cable Co-op, Brad did an outstanding professional job under trying circumstances. His integrity is unquestioned. When he received an offer he couldn't refuse, we released him with heartfelt thanks and wished him well. If I had a job that fit his interests, I'd offer it to him in a minute."

Trey Smith

"Brad was very instrumental in handling the very difficult political atmosphere in our local DC cable property. He is the consumate lobbyist and operations manager."

Peter Dholakia

"Brad is a detail oriented Manager who watches the balance sheet like a hawk without losing sight of the strategic objectives. He has brilliant man-management skills with communication skills at all levels. Brad has an excellent skill to bring out the best in individuals and a leader where staffs deliver no less than hundred and ten percent."

Rupert Fiennes

"I first met Brad when he joined Globalcenter as the Ops director, and I reported to him directly for several months before he recruited a Network director, who I then moved under. Brad came into an extremely volatile environment, and rapidly imposed order in the form of filling out the organisation and prioritising the ballooning task list. I was extremely impressed that he did so without raising his voice once to anyone. The targets set for the organisation were hit on time, to the great surprise of those of us who thought it was impossible, and the work got done. I would happily recomend Brad for any managment positon; he will find a way to make things work."

Don Casey

"Brad worked for me while I was at Exodus. I found him to be an excellent general manger with strong financial skills and the ability, when necessary, to dive into the "details""

David Boughton

"I had the pleasure of working for Brad at Global Centre/ exodus. I found Brad to be a very hard working individual who knew the needs of the business but who also knew the most important asset in any company, which was it's employees. brad was a great college and an asset to any company."

Rene Juneau

"Brad's knowledge of cable companies' organization, technology and politics is phenomenal. The changes he recommended and implemented re-focused our efforts and made ADexact a more effective company.The lessons I learned from him at ADexact have played an important part in Maxxian's success."

Francois Samarcq

"I had the great pleasure to work with Brad during the start and growth of GlobalCenter/Exodus in Europe. In such a fast moving, highly demanding and stressful environment Brad showed his high technical and management skills, his ability to organize relevant and reliable structures, not only coping with but making the most of the cultural idiosyncrasies amongst the various countries he was in charge of."

Martin Thomas

"I worked with Brad at a very difficult period of our company's short history and despite that it was a pleasure to make the acquaintance of a new friend and colleague. He managed a complex and distressing downsizing and closure around me with compassion and efficiency - no easy task. I hope to have to chance to work with him again before too long."

Bronson Picket

"Brad was an excellent and reliable resource for insightful information and intelligent planning. That he is incredibly easy to get along with, hard working, and of impeccable character make him all the more a rare and valuable asset to any team of which he is a part."

Andy Paff

"Brad has a long and distinguished career as an executive officer in some very difficult turnaround situations. His experience and success there has provided a great background for his work at Enki. Brad is a calm and effective force in difficult as well as opportunistic situations and he get results."

Education

Apr 2010Sep 2010

MBA

Western Governors University
Jun 1979May 1980

Ph.D. Studies

Bowling Green State University
Sep 1976May 1978

M.A.

Wake Forest University
Sep 1971May 1975

B.S.

Lindenwood College