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Spearhead helps you make the shift from IT delivery to IT innovation so you can focus on what matters, like achieving your goals, meeting your KPI’s and growing your business. As a master agent and telecom consulting firm, Spearhead supports enterprise customers looking to benefit from cutting-edge telecommunications and IT infrastructure services, like SD-WAN, Managed Cloud and Office 365. We customize each of our solutions to your IT needs, so our team at Spearhead understands that you are unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. When you leverage our telecom and IT services, you avoid financial and management burdens that are typical for other companies. By delegating some of your company’s IT infrastructure projects to Spearhead, you free up your IT staff’s valuable time and help ensure their success.  Simply put, our staff at Spearhead does all the work and saves you time and money while helping you make smarter, informed decisions.

About Us

Spearhead was founded in 2008 on the principle that buying a carrier and IT services and managing complex provider relationships are daunting tasks. The Spearhead team of seasoned professionals has both the deep experience and broad industry presence to perform the tasks for you. Our veteran team boasts a background spanning the entire telecom and IT landscape. Their successful careers allow them to provide tailored network, data center, and cloud-based solutions to large organizations. By using the Spearhead data center operations, your company will save time, money and energy. By running your IT infrastructure as efficiently as possible, your company can thrive as it focuses on the bigger picture.

Some of the Spearhead services include RFP management to execute contracts that work best for your business.  Our benchmarking services seek out the optimal IT service for your company. We also assist in tracking your technology assets and service contracts so that you don’t have to. When you choose Spearhead as your trusted telecommunication service provider, we will take over your IT project management so that your IT system meets your expectations. Additionally, the Spearhead telecom expense management system will save your company money by tracking all telecommunication invoices.

Our Team

  • FAISAL CHAUDHRY
    FAISAL CHAUDHRY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    Faisal founded Spearhead in 2008.  Since then, the company has seen incredible growth.  He is an award winning Consultant and Agency Executive.  Prior to that he was sales leader at AT&T.  He is also the co-founder and CRO of bitFit.

  • RAKESH PATEL
    RAKESH PATEL CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

    Rakesh is the CTO and a Managing Partner.  He holds an Engineering degree from the University of Greenwich in London. He joined Spearhead in 2012.  Prior to that he was a leader in AT&T Solution Architecture and Channel for 12+ years.

  • Erik Spurlock
    Erik Spurlock CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

    Erik joined Spearhead in 2013.  Based in Dallas, he leads the Southwest Market.  Prior to that, he was an award winning Director of Business Development at AT&T, where he focused on emerging technologies.

  • Mike L. Hill
    Mike L. Hill Chief Strategy Officer

    Mike has served as Chief Strategy Officer at Spearhead since 2011.  With over 20 years of experience, Mike has held key positions at Level3 Communications, British Telecom, Internap and QTS.  Mike also serves on the Board and as an Advisor to several Start-ups.

  • Alison Michaels
    Alison Michaels Vice President

    Alison joined Spearhead in 2012. Prior to that, Alison was a sales leader at Verizon/GTE, Qwest and AT&T for 18+ years.  Alison holds a B.A. in Telecommunications from Indiana University.

  • JACQUELINE CATALA
    JACQUELINE CATALA Vice President

    Jacqueline is an award winning sales leader and consultant.  She joined Spearhead in 2014.  Prior to that she was a Strategic Account Director at CenturyLink in the Southern California market.

  • OMAR REZEC
    OMAR REZEC Vice President

    Omar is an Award winning Sales Leader.  He joined Spearhead in 2016 as Vice President.  Prior to his role at Spearhead he served as the CenturyLink Director of Sales for Enterprise Markets in the state of California.

  • Alex Stolyar
    Alex Stolyar Operations

    Alex joined Spearhead in 2012 as the Operations.  He is also the co-founder of bitFit.  Prior to that, he served in Operations Management roles at Yahoo!, RingCentral, iPass and Sun Microsystems.

  • Tom Schroeder
    Tom Schroeder Vice President

    Tom joined Spearhead in 2014.  Based in Chicago, he leads the Midwest Region.  Prior to that he was an award winning sales leader at AT&T.

  • STEFAN LEER
    STEFAN LEER Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

    Stefan joined Spearhead in 2018. Prior to that he specialized in financial services industry.  His core focus was creativity mutually beneficial strategic partnerships to generate exponential growth. He is very active with two charity foundations, Military Warriors Support Foundation and Keegans Promise.

  • Zach Dean
    Zach Dean Vice President

    Zach joined Spearhead in 2016. Prior to that he was at AT&T. An industry Veteran with nearly ten years experience, he enjoys building intelligent and efficient networks. At Spearhead, he focuses on both direct clients and on strategic partnerships and channel alliances.

  • Travis O’Keefe
    Travis O’Keefe VP of Business Transformation

    An industry veteran of 23 years, Travis joined Spearhead in 2017 as VP of Business Transformation after a successful eight year run as AVP of Sales at EarthLink (now Windstream).  His passion is helping enterprise companies become more competitive through IT Transformation.

  • MICHAEL SMITH
    MICHAEL SMITH Vice President of Mobility

    Michael joined Spearhead in 2018 to build out the Mobility Channel.  Over the past 20 years in wireless Michael has served as a channel executive with carriers, indirect agent partners and wholesale distributors.  Michael received a B.S. from the Mihaylo School of Business at Cal State University Fullerton.

  • JUSTIN MCCAN
    JUSTIN MCCAN Senior Technology Consultant

    Justin joined Spearhead in May 2018. Prior to that, Justin was a sales leader at AT&T for 10+ years. During his tenure at AT&T he spent time as a Sales Manager, Solution Executive and traveled around the Midwest as an Application Consultant specializing in fleet and mobile device management. Justin holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville.

  • MIKE RISNER
    MIKE RISNER Senior Technical Consultant

    Mike joined Spearhead in April 2018. Prior to that Mike was with AT&T for 7 years. In his most recent role with AT&T, Mike served as a technical overlay for the Dallas/Fort Worth teams. Mike is a proud graduate of Texas A&M.

  • Ian Effron
    Ian Effron Senior Technology Consultant

    Ian is passionate about designing intelligent and secure networks. He has worked in network design roles at AT&T and in cyber security strategy at a cloud security startup. Ian is based in Southern California but supports Spearhead customers on a national scale.

  • Kristi Pustka Baker
    Kristi Pustka Baker Strategic Account Director

    Kristi brings 15 years of strategic consulting having held leadership roles at AT&T, CenturyLink, and Imperva specializing in both Telecommunications and Cyber Security. She holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Notre Dame de Namur University and a post graduate Cyber Security certificate from Champlain College.

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