Our Amazing Team
Mark Stackpoole, Chief Executive Officer
Mark Stackpoole has now spent over 20 years in the role of chief executive officer for GTS. The company has experienced double-digit year on year revenue growth since the company began—including a 27% increase in 2020. Mark still actively participates in day-to-day client interaction with several mid-market and enterprise clients, as well as a support manager for several longtime GTS partners. In addition, Mark has been integral in creating and growing the Partner Sales Channel to over 250 active partners nationwide, which is what makes GTS "tick".
Ryan Hathaway, President
Ryan Hathaway has over 20 years of telecom industry experience and is a co-founder of Global Telecom Solutions. He is a graduate of Michigan State University as well as the University of Detroit School of Law. Ryan specializes in cost analysis and strategic telecom planning for mid-size businesses up to enterprise level clientele.
Bob Chernock, Channel Sales Manager
Bob Chernock joined the GTS team in 2010 with a focus on enhancing and growing the indirect sales channel.
He now supports well over 50 key sales partners on a day-to-day basis for all sales related functions. Prior to Global Telecom Solutions, Bob worked in a similar capacity for such firms as: ANX, First Communications, XO Communications and Cavalier Telephone.
Jamie Boedeker, Channel Sales Manager
Jamie Boedeker has over 15 years of telecom industry experience and is a Channel Sales Manager for Global Telecom Solutions. Jamie is actively pursuing new partners and agents in an effort to grow the GTS Sales Channel. When he is away from the office he enjoys spending time with his wife Marisa and their five children.
Kylah King, Channel Sales Manager
Kylah King has joined the GTS team and brings more than 14 years of experience in the industry. Kylah is a sales leader with expertise in the channel, account management and large-scale implementations. Kylah is bringing her passion for customer experience along with a focus on new business growth. She's spent the last decade being an advocate for her customers and partners, always available to 'roll up her sleeves' and get the job done. Kylah resides in Roswell, GA with her husband John, their son, Nolan and their three foster children Hailey, Luke and Mat (not to mention their three dogs). In her spare time (at the circus), her family enjoys the outdoors, working on house renovations and gardening.
Mandy Lintz, Channel Sales Manager
Mandy joined the GTS sales team with a focus on improving the telecom/technology experience for her clients. She brings over 20 years of sales experience and 13 years in the telecommunications industry. Prior to GTS, Mandy worked in a similar role for firms such as Comcast, Vonage and Crown Castle. Exceptional customer service is always her top priority. Mandy is a native of Michigan and now lives in Arizona with her husband Jeremey and her two children.
Brian Marody, Solution Consultant
Brian Marody joined the GTS Team in 2018 and brings 20 years of telecom industry experience with the goal of acquiring new business with a consultative, pragmatic approach. In the ever-changing industry of telecom, Brian has worked continuously to find better, more efficient ways for his clients to communicate and maximize their expenditures. Brian’s goal is to provide IT managers and directors unbiased recommendations while simplifying the vetting and buying process. This, coupled with a truly committed and effective back office, makes GTS a formidable team for their customers.
Kat Thomas, Project Manager
Kat Thomas graduated with honors from Kent State University with a degree in Business Administration and Management. She has worked in telecommunications for a total of 19 years, including six years at Global Telecom Solutions and has experience with carriers such as AT&T, CenturyLink, XO, Spectrum, Nitel, Evolve IP and more. She continues to expand her skills in the ever-changing world of voice, data and cloud services as a project manager. Her goal is to provide start to finish guidance, keeping key players involved in milestones while minimizing the volume of products and services required. Communication, client satisfaction, timely follow through and product knowledge are among her strengths.
Monica Kopp, Project Manager
Monica Kopp brings over 10 years of customer service, project management, and sales experience to GTS. Monica assists in running back-office operations with eyes always on improvement, growth, and detail. She loves her role as a project manager and always aims to go above and beyond to exceed the expectations of partners and clients. Assisting the GTS CEO with marketing endeavors, Monica loves putting her Bachelor of Business Administration to work. In her spare time, you can catch Monica cracking jokes, singing along to Fleetwood Mac, and loving on her two kittens.
Jeanie Millard, Project Manager
Jeanie joined the GTS team in 2020, bringing with her several years of experience in managing both front and back office operations. With technical experience in proprietary software backed up by the spirit and drive of an entrepreneur, Jeanie is dedicated to helping implement and follow company guidelines. Her versatility and professionalism help ensure client needs are met quickly and efficiently.
Colleen Charlton, Project Manager
Colleen has joined the GTS team, bringing with her experience in project management and a passion for improving the customer experience. Used to a fast-paced, high-tech environment, Colleen is successful in completing high volume workloads on time and correctly. Her motivation lies in driving productivity and efficiency, all while providing customers with the best-in-class service possible.
Lisa Hall, Project Manager
Lisa Hall joined GTS in 2019 and has over 25 years of telecom industry experience with AT&T. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University, and a Master in Finance from Walsh College. Lisa is an experienced professional with a strong background in customer service, sales support, and project management.
Sam Dervic, Project Manager
Samantha interned at GTS before she decided to join the team in 2018. After seeing how this small but diligent company operated, she made a valiant career change, proving to be an asset to our team. Sam has 10+ years of experience in business management and customer service. Taking the extra time to enhance her skills as a project manager, she never fails to provide the best support to her clients. She also enjoys volunteering, even with her active schedule, which has led her to becoming a Guardian Ad Litem - a position close to her heart. In her leisure time, you can find Sam with her precious pups, taking care of her family, and secretly becoming an astonishing interior designer.
Deb Rukat, Project Manager
Deb Rukat joined GTS in 2020. She has over 30 years of experience in the telecom industry, spending most of that time at AT&T supporting global clients. She thrives at cultivating relationships between clients, customers, and businesses to successfully meet critical timelines of projects. Deb has experience in sales, complex contract negotiations, team building, professional development, strategic implementation, and company collaboration. She enjoys yoga, anything outdoors and spending time with her husband Kevin and their two children at the lake.
Nicole Seymour, Executive Administrator
Nicole Seymour joined the team in 2019 and brings over six years of Administrative/Receptionist experience to the table. She is NOT one for coloring inside the lines and is ready to take on new challenges every day! She has worked in various positions including fund development assistant, management, and as a marketing coordinator. She has a strong knowledge of social media marketing, graphic design, and Microsoft Office. In her leisure time, she enjoys exploring new restaurants, going to art galleries, and spending time with her son.
Mari Jackson, Director of Marketing and Partner Relations.
With over a decade of experience in developing business relationships within the nonprofit and for-profit sector, Mari has extensive experience in securing partnerships, marketing and creative design, and executive event management. She is committed to producing work and content that generate revenue and promotes business and mission-based initiatives. She has a Master of Management degree from Walsh College, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Saginaw Valley State University. Mari is a passionate and enthusiastic team leader with the drive to help organizations and others achieve greatness.