Project Management, Architecture, Deployment & Optimization
Leveraging 30 years of telecom experience in sales & marketing management, business and product development, P&L management, and cost management for the cable, wireless, CLEC, and ISP industries.
Jamie’s telecom career began with Bellsouth in 1985, where he held various sales, national accounts, and management positions. In 1995, he joined MCI as the regional sales manager for Louisiana, driving his team to over 400% budget attainment within 12 months.
Beginning in 1996 with KMC telecom, he held key P&L positions starting as the first city director in Shreveport. He was regional VP of the Florida (7) markets, and Sr. Vice President of the southern division until 2002. He managed the P&L for sales and operations for the division, overseeing the network build – out. Under his watch, revenue for the 22 markets went from zero revenues in 1996 to over $100M in 2001. Jamie served as KMC Telecom’s Sr. Vice President – Corporate Business Development from 2002 -2004. The wholesale business strategy targeting IXC’s, wireless carriers and cable MSO’s, was funded with $1B from GE Capital, to build IP and fiber networks in a Lease, Operate and Buy Model.
With over 30 years of extensive experience in the areas of business and technical operations, engineering, sales, marketing and the financial management of competitive telecommunications carrier businesses for both facilities based traditional wireline companies and multiple systems operators (MSO) providing voice over internet protocol services.
Wendell began his career in the early 1980’s at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. He was the Program Manager responsible for the rollout and operation of the agency’s administrative voice, video and data networks across its 20+ field centers.
In 1996, Wendell joined KMC Telecom, a privately held Bedminster, NJ CLEC, as its first City Director in Huntsville, Alabama. Over the next ten years, he held various senior executive positions in operations and engineering where he was responsible for design, deployment and operation of both KMC’s 37 state CLEC business and its nationwide, 2000+ local calling area managed modem business.
Wendell was also Vice President at Bright House Networks in Tampa, Florida where he was responsible for the launch of and sustaining leadership of a stand-alone competitive local exchange carrier capability created to supplant an existing outsourcing provider across the entire footprint of operations in Florida, Michigan, Alabama, Indiana and California.