Broadvox is staffed from top to bottom with innovators and veterans of the VoIP communications industry. Some of them were implementing VoIP networks and services as far back as 1996, making them true industry pioneers. Broadvox leaders also have many years of traditional telecom experience.
The executives profiled below lead a geographically distributed team of over 250 employees to keep Broadvox customers on the leading edge of technology and quality.
Andre Temnorod - Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer
Andre Temnorod founded Broadvox in 2001. As Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, he focuses on the company’s technology platform strategy and the growth of Broadvox’s national private network. He is also responsible for setting the overall vision and growth plan for the business.
Prior to founding Broadvox, Andre served as the Chief Executive Officer of Nexbell Communications, a leader in VoIP (purchased by COUNSEL Communications in 2001). He previously served as Chief Technology Officer at Unicent Technologies, where he spearheaded the research and deployment testing of early VoIP initiatives.
Building on over 13 years of executive management experience, Andre continues to excel at business operations in the high tech industry. He is among the most respected VoIP technology leaders in the market today and has been featured in numerous professional forums in print, video, and as a guest speaker on a variety of panels.
Eugene Blumin - Chief Operating Officer
Eugene Blumin has more than 20 years of experience in the technology field and has held a range of senior management, operations and finance-related executive positions. Utilizing his vast experience in operations and finance, Mr. Blumin drives the company's vision and day-to-day operations, with significant involvement in developing and evolving its customer and vendor relationships.
Prior to founding Broadvox, Mr. Blumin co-founded Nexbell Communications, where he served in various executive positions. Nexbell Communications was then sold to COUNSEL Communications in 2001. Prior to Nexbell, Mr. Blumin co-founded and served as President and COO of Unicent Technologies, a $100 million privately-held PC and communications company.
Pete Sandrev - Executive Vice President & General Manager, Retail Sales
As EVP and Retail GM Pete relies on nearly 30 years of experience in telecommunications-specifically and management generally, to help drive sales and overall partner strategy while maintaining an ever-vigil eye on the customer’s overall experience.
Pete has been with Broadvox since its inception in 2001. During his time at Broadvox, Pete has worked in a number of leadership roles including most recently its VP of Shared Tenant Services. Pete has also served as VP of Customer Experience, and managed various teams – including service provisioning, customer service, network operations, and account management.
Prior to Broadvox Pete was a leader in rolling out Nexbell Communications and working with Broadvox’s current CEO, COO, and EVP of Wholesale Sales. Prior to Nexbell Pete was the co-founder of CSi, a regional interconnect located in Cleveland, OH.
Pete holds an MBA and a BA in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and an AA in Electronic Engineering from the Electronic Technology Institute.
Gary Tabachnik - Executive Vice President, Wholesale Sales
Gary Tabachnik leads the Broadvox sales and business development teams and is responsible for growing the Broadvox wholesale voice packet product segment. Gary is also responsible for leading partnerships for strategic revenue and growth, setting and achieving revenue goals, and identifying new markets to penetrate while ensuring 100% overall customer satisfaction. Gary's proven track record, strong leadership skills and entrepreneurial drive, along with his ability to build and motivate successful teams, are critical components that fuel the success of Broadvox.
Gary brings over 17 years of extensive experience in sales, business development, and executive management to Broadvox. From 1990 to 1996, he was Director of Operational Systems with Penske Logistics. He continued to hold a key leadership role with AMPTech, a PC server manufacturer from 1996 to 1999. Gary joined Nexbell Communications in 1999 as a Director of Sales, where he was instrumental in fueling the company's sales growth and upheld Nexbell's leading position in the booming VoIP market.
Gary holds a Master's degree in Logistics Management from Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation.
Alex Gertsberg - Executive Vice President, General Counsel
Alex Gertsburg handles and supervises all of the company's legal affairs and its Human Resources department. Prior to joining Broadvox, Alex’s primary legal focus was business litigation with the law firms of Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP in Cleveland, and Roetzel & Andress LPA in Akron. In both firms, he worked with closely-held, publicly-traded and foreign clients in developing strategies to resolve complex and diverse legal disputes, both inside and outside the courtroom. He also dedicated a significant amount of his practice to First Amendment, antitrust, real estate and commercial disputes.
In 2003, Alex was deployed with his Army Reserve unit to Iraq where he served as a platoon leader and convoy commander. By the time he was demobilized at the end of that year, he had served with the Army Reserve for ten years. Alex currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Transitional Housing, Inc., a non-profit organization providing homeless women with a safe environment, programs and services that promote self-sufficiency and independence.
Alex graduated magna cum laude from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, and was honored with membership in the Order of the Barristers as a result of his successful tenure in the law school's moot court program. In law school he also served as an extern for the late Hon. John Manos of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. He earned his B.A. from Miami University in 1997, where he studied political science and sociology.
Karen Herrmann - Vice President, Human Resources
Karen Herrmann leads the human resources function at Broadvox and is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of HR strategies and processes that support the company’s business objectives and culture.
Karen has more than 25 years of experience in HR management across diverse industries including financial services, manufacturing and not-for-profit. Her expertise includes leading employees through periods of transition, including mergers and acquisitions; employee engagement and recruitment selection programs. Additionally, Karen serves on the Board of Trustees and is a member of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Human Resources Committee for the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland.
Karen holds a BA from Bowling Green State University, is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources, and holds numerous professional certifications in management and human resources programs from well-respected institutions including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School.