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We’re all for decision-makers, forward-thinkers & IT leaders

Our world of telecommunications is ever-evolving, and the need for IT leaders to step up their IT infrastructure with cutting-edge, cost-efficient solutions is more important than ever before.

That’s where we come in. Telmac’s founders have been at the forefront of strategic IT consulting and sourcing for over 30 years. We have helped hundreds of large enterprises and global clients save millions of dollars on Telecom costs by giving them the knowledge and power to take charge of their IT infrastructure and stand out as IT leaders.

Our extensive range of telecommunications products and risk-free services are designed to add more value to client/vendor relationships and deliver on win, win contracts with reduced costs and improved design, support and service.

From complex cloud migration to clear-cut contract renegotiations, our team of experts has the industry insight and technological know-how to create crystal clear strategies that help companies find the best IT solutions for their unique business needs.

 

Meet the IT Movers & Shakers

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Robert McGuire

Managing Member
Robert McGuire

Managing Member

Robert has over 30 years of executive business experience in the Telecom, IT and Healthcare Industries. He’s spent the past 10 years leading his own businesses within Telecom consulting and services markets with specific focus on global enterprise clients. His expertise includes US based and Global Carrier solutions, Telecom Expense Management, Mobility Management, Price and Contract renegotiation, Data Center Sourcing, web and audio Conferencing and telecom bill audits. Robert recently launched a professional business and energy leadership coaching practice via certification with IPEC industry leader in professional coaching programs.

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David Bass

Managing Partner
David Bass

Managing Partner

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Dave Bass is a tenured executive with over 25 years’ experience designing Cloud, WAN, and voice environments for hundreds of clients around the globe. A macro thinker with the ability to quickly identify problem areas within an organization, Dave works with his clients to develop and implement resolution plans that produce results in a timely fashion. He has worked with Fortune 100 clients for the majority of his career, including companies in the Retail, BPO, Healthcare, Marketing, Manufacturing, and Transportation verticals.

Over the course of his career he has held leadership positions with Comcast, Advanced Telecom, Cavalier, MCI, Qwest, and most recently CenturyLink. He also co-founded communications consultancy firm TSI Technologies in 1993.

Additional areas of expertise include disaster recovery protocols, security, diversity planning, multi-carrier topology management, as well as customer advocacy in contract negotiations. He also has extensive experience in corporate process design, alternate channel management, private equity, M&A, public speaking, sales team training and management, and operations efficiency and management.

William Erickson

Head of Legal Services
William Erickson

Head of Legal Services

Bill is a Corporate and Technology Transactional Attorney as well as a corporate development expert with success in building alliances, partnerships and JVs across traditional IT, cloud, big data, security, mobile and block chain (distributed ledgers). He brings to Telmac extensive experience negotiating and managing customer and partner sales and supplier agreements from basic contracts to licensing deals to complex multi-million dollar outsourcing agreements.

He gained extensive industry experience as an operating executive at MCI Communications, IBM Global Services, BearingPoint and as CEO of technology startups. His international experience includes living and working Europe where he founded, built and ran as CEO M7 Networks, a venture-backed startup in mobile internet which was a pioneer in social networks for game players. Based in Paris, he also ran the IBM Telecom industry for services business in Europe, Middle East and Africa ($2B revenue, 2,000 matrix employees)

Rich Van Duysen

Telmac Mobility Solutions
Rich Van Duysen

Telmac Mobility Solutions

Rich Van Duysen brings his extensive experience in technology, transformation, finance, strategic partnerships, and operational excellence to the market. Rich’s unique approach drives profitability by aligning technology with business outcomes. He had a successful career at Marsh and McLennan Companies as Global Head of Vendor Integration, Wireless and Communication Services pioneering the consolidation and delivery of a new global technology expense management taxonomy while building a world class support organization. Rich is an active strategic advisor with top organizations, partners and consulting firms focused on integrating IT and business relationships and holds a degree from DeVry University.

Joseph Burke

Contract Management
Joseph Burke

Contract Management

Fortune 100 Global Sourcing/Procurement Executive | Vendor Negotiations | Supply Chain | Logistics | Purchasing | Outsourcing

  • Global Sourcing leader and Strategic Partner with a proven record of superior business and financial results on a regional, national and global scale. Expertise in media/entertainment vertical.
  • Accomplishments achieved by aligning with business units to understand near and long term strategies; utilizing best in class sourcing processes; effective communications and delivery of multimillion-dollar results; management of strategic global vendors.
  • Significant experience optimizing corporate agreements related to administrative services, physical and digital distribution, information technology, network services, travel and financial services.

I have negotiated at least six global agreements w Microsoft in my tenure at 21st Century Fox. Including select agreements, enterprise agreements and Office 365 agreements. I did this representing 21st Century Fox, a global media company w 118 companies on 6 continents. As part of our negotiations, I negotiated Azure agreements, professional service agreements and security agreements.

Sean Hallahan

Telmac Cloud Practice
Sean Hallahan

Telmac Cloud Practice

Accomplished Information Technology professional with a proven track record of 30+years delivering business results through process and technology solutions.

Seasoned global Solutions Cloud Architect with focus on the development implementation of Hybrid Cloud solutions.

Experience managing complex global application portfolios, distributed teams, and infrastructure spanning the Americas, EMEA, Japan and Southeast Asia.

Architect Private cloud on premise and Public Cloud infrastructure solutions for the global application portfolio.

Cost/Benefit modeling and creation of internal business cases for Cloud migrations.

Overall IT experience includes: Enterprise Cloud Architect & Cloud Strategist, Director of Applications Development.

Extensive hands-on experience in a broad range of technologies including Azure, virtualization, IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, and Security.

Christine Gallagher

Business Development
Christine Gallagher

Business Development

20 years experience in media and telecommunications supporting regulatory, procurement, infrastructure & product optimization. Expertise in analytical and strategic planning - including but not limited to - writing and responding to RFP’s, negotiating contracts, end-to-end network design & software application solutions. Current business development responsibilities include identifying national and global prospects focused on reducing existing telecom and IT expenses via contract renegotiations, transformation design and or competitive bid process.

Nickey Hollenbach

Operations Manager
Nickey Hollenbach

Operations Manager

Nickey has over 20 years' experience as a legal assistant before starting a multi-VA company in its 14th year of operation.  She manages operations for companies across many industries including financial, telecom, packaging, insurance and family law.  She oversees the support and functional systems such as website management, client relationship management, email marketing and more.

Peter McGuire

Advisor
Peter McGuire

Advisor

A 25-year sales and sales management executive in the Telecom Industry, Pete has focused most of his last 15 years on delivering complex outsourcing solutions for Verizon global enterprise clients.

Pete’s expertise is creating and implementing complex technology solutions for clients interested in outsourcing their telecommunication and IT expenses.

Playing point on these projects requires significant organization and technology knowledge including the coordination of Internal (engineering, operations, architecture, offer management, etc.) as well as external 3rd party vendors management.

Pete has successfully refined that expertise and has generated over $5billion in new sales and revenue for Verizon business services during his tenure.

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