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Brian Stewart, Chairman & CEO
Brian became Chairman when he acquired Startel Corporation in October 2011. He is responsible for providing the leadership and vision for the future. Brian, along with the senior management team, is responsible for executing that strategy. Prior to acquiring the company, Brian was a long time Startel customer and user of its leading edge software technology. Brian is a serial entrepreneur and owns and operates over two dozen businesses which employ almost 500 professionals across the United States who serve clients in 81 countries around the world. Brian is both a US Army and Law Enforcement Veteran and is involved in many civic, philanthropic and industry organizations. He is also actively engaged in politics and believes in giving back to his community.

Pat Kalik, Director of Customer Service
31 years Call Center/TAS experience
27 years experience with Professional Teledata
Former owner, Executive Exchange, largest answering service in NE
Former owner, Executive Call Centers, Manchester, NH (100 positions)
BS of Food Science, Cornell University

Alan Hartmann, Director of Software Development
44 years software engineering experience
37 years Call Center/TAS and business managment experience
Founder and former president of Tele-Data Systems
Developed the first "packaged" billing system for the TAS industry
Introduced automated faxing to the industry via FMDS product line
BA of Physics, Ithaca College

Jim Graham, Director of Special Operations
34 years computer and software development experience
27 years Call Center/TAS experience
MS of Computer Information Systems, Rivier University
BA of Business Management, Curry College

Margaret Lally, Sr. Dir. of Ops & Technical Services
Almost 25 years software industry and operations experience
14 years Call Center/TAS experience
Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, Binghamton University

Georgia Thompson, Controller

Almost 20 years senior level financial experience
9 years Call Center/TAS experience
Masters degree in Accounting & Finance, Keller Graduate School of Management
Bachelors degree of Business Administration, University of Phoenix

Rachel Sauerbrey Hayes, Director of Marketing
13 years marketing experience
14 years Call Center/TAS experience
MBA, University of Phoenix
Bachelors degree in mass communications, Arizona State University

Steve Newell, Director of Sales
20+ years sales experience
30 years Telecommunciations/Call Center/TAS experience
Bachelors degree in English, Rutgers University
CEU accreditation from American Institute of Architects

Wayne Scaggs, Dir. of Strategic Corporate Planning
Wayne was President of Alston Tascom from 1994 to 2017. Before becoming president of Alston Tascom, he served in many capacities with the company, beginning in 1979. With many first-to-market products in the TAS Industry, Wayne chose to join Startel and PTD in 2017 to further the advancement of Startel and the TAS industry as a whole.