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.


Patrick Oborn


Patrick Oborn
Chief Innovation Officer

Patrick Oborn is a co-founder of Telarus, Inc. and serves as our Chief Innovation Officer. "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.

Bryce Hayes


Bryce Hayes
SVP of Business Development and Partner Support

Bryce Hayes is the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Partner Support. Bryce is responsible for “what we do” and manages all support and business generation services that help our partners grow including support, engineering, and account management.


Trish Kapos


Trish Kapos
SVP of Marketing

Trish Kapos is the Telarus Senior Vice President of Marketing.  Trish is responsible for “what we say”.  She manages creative marketing, recruiting and supplier management.



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.


Mike Gottwalt


Mike Gottwalt
VP of Field Sales

Michael Gottwalt serves as our Vice President of Field Sales and is in charge of the Partner Development Managers (PDMs) and the local Partner Relationship Managers (PRMs) in each market. His team is on the front lines, working with our partners in the field each day to ensure they have everything they need, both from a Telarus support perspective, as well as from a carrier/supplier perspective. 


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.


Doug Miller


Doug Miller
VP of Complex Provisioning

Doug Miller is responsible for the oversight and management of large and otherwise complex sale Provisioning and Project Management. He likewise handles escalations and resolutions of all supplier support issues.


Tyler Smith


Tyler Smith
VP of Sales Engineering

Tyler Smith is a Cisco certified CCIE Engineer and makes sure our partners have access to solution assessments, designs, and knowledgeable engineers to help our partners successfully sell to their customers.   


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