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Scott Evars Co-Founder Bridgepointe Technologies

SCOTT EVARS

SCOTT EVARS

Co-Founder

Scott co-founded Bridgepointe in 2002, after recognizing the need for a different type of technology services firm. Under his leadership, the firm experienced steady organic growth, with revenues at a 20% CAGR the last five years, leading to a $100 million dollar growth investment from Charlesbank Partners in 2021. Scott has held leadership roles in the telecommunications industry including Telseon, a startup last mile ethernet provider.
Brian Miller

BRIAN MILLER

BRIAN MILLER

Co-Founder

One of Bridgepointe’s co-founders, Brian Miller has a long track record of success as both an executive and sales leader. His commitment to growing Bridgepointe from the ground up, along with helping to build a world-class team of tech Strategists led to the Company receiving a $100 million dollar growth investment from Charlesbank in late 2021. Prior to Bridgepointe, Brian held sales management roles at Telseon and Qwest communications.
Scott Kinka

SCOTT KINKA

SCOTT KINKA

Chief Strategy Officer

For 25 years, Scott has been a tech entrepreneur, most recently as Founding Partner and CTO of Evolve IP, helping to lead the firm from funding to private equity investment. Philadelphia 40 under 40 in 2013, Top IT Innovator in 2014 and Top Tech Disruptor in 2017. Recognized Technology Expert having appeared on CBS and Fox news, as well as featured in USA Today, CIO Magazine, Business Week, and Inc.

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GORDON MEDEIROS

GORDON MEDEIROS

Chief Financial Officer

Prior to formally joining Bridgepointe, Gordon was an Advisory Director at Charlesbank Capital Partners focused on working with the investment team and the CFOs and C-Level teams across its portfolio (including Bridgepointe). Before joining Charlesbank he spent three decades with PwC in a variety of roles, including more than 20 years as a partner in its US deals practice working exclusively with private equity clients and their portfolio companies. Gordon is a CPA (inactive).
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MICHAEL STERL

MICHAEL STERL

Chief Operating Officer

Sterl, renowned for his role as SVP of Partner Success and Revenue Ops at Intellisys/ScanSource, founded SimpleSignal, which was later acquired by Vonage. Additionally, he co-founded Carve Digital and Cloud Optik, both dedicated to empowering channel partners with data-driven insights. As a seasoned board member with an entrepreneurial mindset, Sterl’s expertise in Big Data and FinTech consistently drives innovation and growth.

Dom Callandriello

DOM CALLANDRIELLO

DOM CALLANDRIELLO

Managing Partner, East

Dom is a proven entrepreneur with a history of growing successful enterprise and channel sales organizations in tech. He founded Clover Communications which was acquired by Bridgepointe in 2020. Dom has over two decades of experience including positions with AT&T, MCI and Verizon and is frequently quoted by journalists as an industry and channel sales expert.

Mike Periera

MIKE PEREIRA

MIKE PEREIRA

VP of Engineering

Mike has been with Bridgepointe for over eight years, and previously held roles as the Director of Sales Engineering and GM at XO Communications. A tech veteran, he engineered the SIP Trunk service that powers both Cisco WebEx and Zoom’s voice offerings. Mike is one of the country’s leading experts on transport/transit networks, SIP, UCaaS, CCaaS and Data Centers.

MEL MELARA

MEL MELARA

VP of Sales

Mel joined Bridgepointe in 2019 and brings over 30 years of experience in network and data center infrastructure consulting to the firm. As a sales leader at Masergy, he was part of the executive team that tripled the company’s revenues in a five-year period. Mel also held an executive role at Switch Data Centers and is a subject matter expert on data center trends.

Brian Babich

BRIAN BABICH

BRIAN BABICH

Regional VP of Sales, Midwest

Brian is an accomplished Executive with 25 years of experience. He has been an entrepreneur for his own tech advisory, leading a team of National Account Execs, built Channel programs, and lead Sales Support and Marketing teams. Brian’s work in the channel has led to multiple awards including the Channel Partners Optimal Business Challenge winner and induction into the 2022 Channel Partners Circle of Excellence.

Gary Jacobs

GARY JACOBS

GARY JACOBS

VP of Operations

With over 25 years of tech and telecom experience, Gary has held senior leadership roles in sales and operations on the supplier side and in the channel. Since joining Bridgepointe in 2013, Gary has established himself as a go-to strategic resource for our clients, suppliers, and Strategists. He sits on multiple advisory boards including AT&T, BCM One Comcast/Masergy, Lumen, TPx and Vonage.

Carol Beering

CAROL BEERING

CAROL BEERING

VP of Integration

Carol is a channel veteran with over 30 years of experience. Former SVP of Operations and Chief of Staff at Intelisys. She played a key role in the company’s growth and success through systems and tools in the areas of order management, sales administration, partner support and more. Carol’s leadership has been recognized by CRN multiple times and she sits on the board of Telecom for Change.

Ryan Weilheimer

RYAN WEILHEIMER

RYAN WEILHEIMER

Director of Corporate Development

Ryan is an experienced Corporate Development professional with a demonstrated history of working on growth through M&A transactions and strategic program development. Ryan previously drove the M&A efforts for Summit Health and worked as an associate at Grant Thorton.

LAURIE ROBERTS

LAURIE ROBERTS

VP of Finance

Laurie was Bridgepointe’s very first finance hire and has built the finance team from the ground up. She has 18 years of corporate finance experience including roles at Gap Inc. and Accenture. Her team is highly rated with our Strategists, especially as she’s never missed a commission run and is on a 150+ streak.

Elizabeth Geist

ELIZABETH GEIST

ELIZABETH GEIST

Director of Organizational Development

Elizabeth has over 20 years of experience providing progressive Organizational Development and HR leadership. Prior to Bridgepointe, she led the development of a nationwide learning program for over 6k employees at the University of Phoenix. Elizabeth is deeply committed to technology innovation to ensure every employee and Strategist has the tools they need to be successful.

Ben Smith

BEN SMITH

BEN SMITH

VP of Partner Innovation and Tools

Ben is highly experienced in running software development teams, and an expert at creating simple and intuitive software. He joined the company from ScanSource Inc., where he was the VP of Technical Planning and Evaluation. Ben took on that role after the company he co-founded, POS Portal, a SaaS software provider to the payment industry, was acquired by ScanSource in 2017.

CHARLIE BOGART

CHARLIE BOGART

Managing Director, Central

Charlie joined Bridgepointe in 2022 with the acquisition of RealCom Solutions, a company he founded and successfully ran for over 20 years. He’s a seasoned executive with nearly 35 years of telecommunications and technology experience including sales executive roles at Qwest Communications. An active Board member of the Dallas Regional Chamber, he also sits on multiple boards and is engaged in philanthropic support within the special needs community; support of Women in Tech/STEM; and with D, E & I and Southern Dallas.

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CHRIS CANNON

CHRIS CANNON

Managing Director, Lifecycle Services

Bridgepointe welcomed Chris to the team in the fall of 2022 with the acquisition of Cannon Group, which he founded in 1996. As an innovative and customer-focused telecommunications veteran, Chris brings more than 30 years of experience to Bridgepointe. As a Lifecycle Services expert, he offers our clients enhanced services and support across their entire IT environment.

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DENNIS WEIKLE

DENNIS WEIKLE

Managing Director

Dennis is a seasoned executive with nearly 25 years of leadership experience across contact center organizations of various sizes. Bringing diverse and thoughtful expertise to every client engagement, Dennis facilitates solutions that help solve real business challenges. Dennis’ leadership has led organizations such as Sprint to multiple award recognitions including three JD Power Awards. In 2022, Dennis joined Bridgepointe as Managing Director with the acquisition of PPT Solutions which he Founded in 2013.

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KRIS KRAMER

KRIS KRAMER

Managing Director

As a highly engaged and award-winning leader, Kris has over two decades of expertise in contact center, vendor, account, and program management. With his focus on client satisfaction, Kris brings his business acumen, unique perspective and ability to solve client business challenges with proven bottom-line results. Prior to joining Bridgepointe with the acquisition of PPT Solutions in 2022, Kris held positions such as Head of Global Outsourcing at Sprint where he led approximately 24k agents to win five JD Power Awards for the Virgin and Boost Mobile Brands.