Telarus Leadership

Adam Edwards


Adam Edwards
Chief Executive Officer 

Adam Edwards is a co-founder of Telarus and serves as our chief executive officer.  He’s responsible for the strategy and the culture of the organization which means he focuses on “who we are” and makes sure we’re focused on helping partners be successful.

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Richard Murray


Richard Murray
Chief Operations Officer 

Richard comes to us from CarrierSales as one of the co-owners of Telarus. He is responsible for overseeing all operations to ensure the best and most efficient support channels are made available to our partners.  Richard is responsible for “What we do"


Patrick Oborn


Patrick Oborn
VP of Partner Experience

Patrick Oborn is a co-founder of Telarus, Inc. and a driver in marketing and communication efforts. "What's next" is what Patrick does, and has done since the beginning. Patrick wouldn't take 'no' for an answer during the start-up phase of the company, coming up with the idea for GeoQuote (real-time quoting), lead sharing, and more. He now oversees the entire partner experience set out to optimize and innovate every touch-point a partner has with Telarus services and tools. 

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Zane Christensen


Zane Christensen
Chief Financial Officer

Zane Christensen is the chief financial officer. Zane’s primary responsibility is “paying for it” which means he’s responsible for financial planning and analysis, accounting, but most importantly making sure we pay our partners accurately and on time.



Roger Blohm


Roger Blohm
Executive Vice President

Roger is responsible for “what’s new” at Telarus.  Roger leads the expansion of our Cloud strategy including building our cloud and security practices, developing and leading educational forums for partners, and managing the growth of the VX Suite product set as well as demand generation initiatives.

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Bryce Hayes


Bryce Hayes
SVP of Operations

Bryce Hayes is the Senior Vice President of Operations. Bryce manages all support services including account management, project management and general support. Making sure our partners can price, sell, implement, and retain customers is where Bryce focuses.

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Scott Forbush


Scott Forbush
SVP of Sales

Scott serves as the senior vice president of sales at Telarus. Scott is responsible for sales growth which means his team of RVPs and Partner Development Specialists work with sales partners on the strategy and growths of their own organizations.  Sales Engineering also reports to Scott’s organization, giving his team even more ability to help partners on new and complex technology sales.



Amy Bailey


Amy Bailey
VP of Marketing

Amy Bailey is the Telarus vice president of marketing.  Amy is responsible for “what we say.” Amy has taken events at Telarus to the next level with over 35 Telarus Innovation Conference events per year, Partner Advisory Council meetings, boot camps, and Telarus Partner Xchange. She manages events, creative marketing, content, and recruiting. Amy serves as a board member of Women in the Channel. 

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Cindy Cokl


Cindy Cokl
VP of Human Resources 

Cindy leads the HR team and is responsible for the culture of the organization making sure we hire the best and retain the best team to help our partners.  


Jo Branch


Jo Branch
VP of Sales Operations - CenturyLink 

Jo is responsible sales and support of CenturyLink services.  Jo has significant experience and leads a team of more than 12 specialists who focus only on supporting large and/or complex CenturyLink opportunities. Jo’s team is known across the industry for their unsurpassed ability to help partners succeed with CenturyLink.



Josh Lupresto


Josh Lupresto
VP of Engineering

Josh leads our team of engineers who make sure our partners have access to solution assessments, designs, and knowledgeable engineers to help our partners successfully sell to their customers. Josh has been involved in engineering and cloud technologies over the last decade.



Michael Brown


Michael Brown

VP of Technology

Michael is responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of the software solutions for Telarus and VXSuite. His teams are also responsible for implementing and supporting the IT Support and infrastructure for Telarus.  He brings over 25 years of operational, development and IT Management experience to the team, including six years with a Managed Service Provider.

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Paul McGuire


Paul McGuire
VP Sales Operations - AT&T

Paul is responsible for the sales and support of AT&T services.  Paul has significant experience at AT&T and ensures partners have access to the best support for their AT&T business.  This entails troubleshooting, escalations, negations, as well as helping design custom network solutions.

  



Paula McKinnon


Paula McKinnon
VP of Supplier Management

Paula McKinnon serves as our vice president of supplier management, and her focus is to optimize the alignment of Telarus and supplier resources, to make sure every stakeholder delivers on their promises, and to make sure Telarus enjoys the best partner support and access available in the industry. Paula is an active member of the Women in the Channel organization and holds a Certified Telecommunications Professional certification from the TCA.


Ray Hicken


Ray Hicken
VP Sales Operations - UC/CC

Ray is responsible driving the national sales strategy for Contact Center and Unified Communications opportunities. Ray works closely with partners to help coach and direct them to identify and close opportunities as they pertain to UC and CC. Ray works closely with Unified Communications and Contact Center providers and the Telarus marketing team to develop and execute lead programs and event planning to drive UC and CC sales.

  



Tiffany Wolf


Tiffany Wolf
VP of Sales Operations - Mobility and IOT

Tiffany leads the mobility and IOT practice at Telarus.  Tiffany has extensive experience building pre-post sales teams, running operations, and building teams  She is currently expanding the cutting edge mobility/IOT practice at Telarus which helps partners engage in new areas of revenue growth.  

  


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