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Leadership

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, and 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 been featured in numerous professional forums in print, video, and as a guest speaker on a variety of panels.

Terrance Emdy
Chief Technology Officer

Terrance is the chief technology officer at Broadvox. Terrance joined Broadvox in 2011 as part of the retail Voice over IP company acquisition of Cypress Communications. Terrance is responsible for developing and executing the overall technology vision for the company, driving cross-company engineering initiatives and collaboration, and overseeing operations and shared engineering organizations. The CTO organization includes IT Services, Facilities Management, Network Engineering, Security, and Network Operations.

Terrance has more than 20 years overall experience in technology starting with Microsoft in 1994, AT&T, Fidelity Investments, AIG Insurance, and Bank of America. Terrance has spent the last 14 years in the telecom industry starting in 2001 with Z-Tel Communications, Matrix Telecom, and Cypress Communications. Terrance has extensive technical leadership, Internet service provider, application service provider, and telecom service provider experience.​

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.

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.

Alex Gertsburg
Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Alex Gertsburg handles and supervises all of the company's legal affairs. 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.

William Kendall, CPA
Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller

William Kendall serves as V.P. of Finance and Corporate Controller.  In this role he leads the finance team and manages the financial activities of all Broadvox units.  He is responsible for maintaining and reporting the financial health of the company and overseeing the corporate assets of the company. He is a seasoned executive who partners with operations to develop and implement sound business strategies. 

Mr. Kendall has nearly 30 years of professional experience in Finance.  Previously, he has held various financial management and controller positions at telecommunication and Fortune 500 companies including: American Greetings, First Communications, PACCAR and YRC Worldwide.

William is a CPA and has earned his MBA, and BBA from Cleveland State University.

Kyle Bertrand
Vice President of Network Planning and Regulatory

Kyle Bertrand brings over 20 years of engineering, operations, and service delivery leadership to Broadvox. With extensive experience in voice and data networks across Enterprise, ILEC, and CLEC lines of business. Mr. Bertrand's strong management and leadership skills have helped Broadvox expand the CLEC network and optimize network cost of goods.

Before joining Broadvox, Mr. Bertrand was the Vice President of Engineering and Network Operations at Pac-West Telecom, where he lead the Network Operations Center, Field Operations, Engineering, and Network Planning teams to support the CLEC network. Prior to Pac-West Telecomm, Mr. Bertrand was the Vice President of Network Engineering at R1 Networks, where he put in place innovative network monitoring and fault analysis processes while defining and implementing key business and technical requirements to enable the rollout of a Global MPLS network for EDS. Prior to R1, Mr. Bertrand held a variety of leadership positions at other telecommunications companies including Vice President of Engineering and Planning at @Link Networks, as well as senior positions at CoServ Communication, CenturyLink, and the US Army Corps of Engineers.

He holds Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees from Louisiana Tech University in Biomedical Engineering.

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