"I have known the members of the Telarus leadership team for years now and I am
continually impressed with their innovative ideas and leadership in the industry.
Most companies in telecom are "me too" types, so to meet a group that thinks outside
of the box and are just plain nice guys is very refreshing!"
"The Telarus management team is solid. I've been in this business
for a long time, and I have met a lot of people, but these guys really
are different. They say what they do, and do what they say - and where
I'm from, that means a lot. Most importantly, they know how to focus
a large organization on sales production as evidenced by Telarus being
our number one distributor
Photo: Telarus receives the
top partner award from executives of Windstream.
Leadership for the Next Generation of Telecom
Telarus was founded on the principle of strong, flexible, progressive leadership.
Over the years, we have assembled a team of all-star executives that shine in their
respective fields. Their collective attention to detail, integrity, and ability to execute on
the Telarus vision makes them integral to the success of our company and to the
success of our partners.
Since 2002, our management team has achieved unparalleled success in sales growth,
recruiting, intellectual property, software development, and carrier relationships.
Adam Edwards, President
Mr. Edwards is a co-founder of Telarus, Inc. and serves as our president.
Mr. Edwards is a well-respected member of the Channel community who sits on numerous advisory
boards, including PHONE+/ChannelPartners.com, is a frequent keynote speaker on industry discussion
panels and forums, and has twice been named a
Top Channel Chief by CRN Magazine.
His day-to-day responsibilities include managing the accounting, legal,
operations, sales, and marketing departments. He meets frequently with
our suppliers to
ensure Telarus partners enjoy the best contracts, commission, and support.
Prior to co-founding Telarus, Inc. in 2002, Mr. Edwards was the Vice President
of Finance for Quest Manufacturing, Inc. Mr. Edwards served from 1999
through 2001 as the Vice President of Finance for Silicon Film Technologies, Inc. In his role
at SFT, Mr. Edwards prepared the company for its successful financing in 2000 in which the
company raised $6 Million. Mr. Edwards holds
a B.S. in Accounting from Brigham Young University and is a CPA.
Patrick Oborn, Co-Founder
Mr. Oborn is a co-founder of Telarus, Inc.
He is the creative mind behind much of Telarus' innovation and is
responsible for telling the Telarus story. Public relations, branding, social media,
attracting new partners to Telarus, onboarding these new partners, and working
with other departments to ensure Telarus maintains its edge in the industry all fall
under the Marketing Department.
Mr. Oborn is an expert in search engine marketing and is highly respected
by partners who attend his seminars and web trainings. He is also the co-author of the
patented GeoQuote real-time quoting technology. Mr. Oborn is a published author who
graduated with Honors from Brigham Young University in
1998 with a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering.
Robert Butler, VP of Sales
Robert Butler serves as Vice President Sales, and has been with Telarus since January 2007.
Mr. Butler oversees all personnel involved in Sales; namely the Partner Development Managers (PDMs),
the Internal Channel Account Managers (ICAMs), and the local Partner Relationship Managers (PRMs) in
each market. Mr. Butler's department is on the front line, working with our partners each day
to ensure they have everything they need, both from a Telarus support perspective, as well as
from a carrier/supplier perspective.
Mr. Butler is a telecommunications veteran and has a proven track record of accomplishments within the
data, voice, and cloud industry. In this capacity, Mr. Butler manages agents, VARS, sales employees
nationwide who interact daily with Telarus and Telarus suppliers. Previously, Robert was Director
of Telarus VAR Channel, Director of sales, and held sales leadership positions at
New Edge Networks (now Earthlink Business).
Robert holds a Finance degree from Southwest Texas University.