Leadership Team

The NexusTek Management Team brings deep industry knowledge and proven experience to the table. A focus on continuous improvement and professional management results in IT solutions that improve our client’s businesses.

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Mike Jenner, CEO NexusTek

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Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of NexusTek, Mike Jenner provides guidance to the leadership team, focused on the strategic growth of NexusTek and expansion into new markets. Mike brings more than 25 years’ experience in outsourcing, managed services, software and IT to the NexusTek team. As CEO of the ILLUMEN Group prior to joining NexusTek in 2015, Mike helped the Denver firm build a substantial portfolio of clients and establish a strong presence with community organizations and industry leaders. Before ILLUMEN, Mike led a team of more than 2,000 IT professionals and staff for Trizetto Inc.’s Services Division and spent nearly two decades as a senior executive at the helm of AT&T’s multi-billion dollar Enterprise Networking business. A Cornell University graduate, Mike received a bachelor’s degree in economics and statistics.

Corey Sisler, CFO

Corey Sisler
Chief Financial Officer

As CFO of NexusTek, Corey Sisler is responsible for all financial and tax reporting, liquidity management, strategy and M&A due diligence for the company.  With more than 15 years of strategic leadership in finance, Corey spent the last 10 as CFO for mid-market private equity backed companies in energy and oil and gas. Corey began his career as a combat leader in the US Army and moved to management and IT consulting with KPMG where he advised Fortune 500 and Federal government clients. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Certified Financial Manager, Chartered Global Management Accountant, and a Licensed International Financial Analyst.  Corey has undergraduate degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance and accounting and an MBA from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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James Hwang
Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer at NexusTek, James takes a lead role in driving a successful business strategy by setting and implementing comprehensive goals for performance and growth of the company. James brings to NexusTek over 24 years of experience in executive management, technology infrastructure, technology services, SaaS and consulting as well as strengths in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), financial restructuring, sales and channel development, product development, software development and engineering delivery processes in various markets and verticals that align with the company’s business offerings. James came to NexusTek by way of successfully merging Cal Net Technology Group, a 150 person IT managed services company based in Los Angeles, California. At Cal Net, James served as the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors.  In his tenure at Cal Net, James played critical roles in sourcing, structuring, funding, acquiring and integrating four different managed service providers into Cal Net Technology Group’s platform.  James Hwang obtained his Bachelor of Science in Operations Research and Economics from the US Military Academy – West Point.

Management Team

Kristen A. Noftsger
Executive Vice President of M&A and Integrations

As Executive Vice President, Integration Office, Kristen Aleksa Noftsger brings extensive technology experience to NexusTek with more than 27 years in IT and Consulting Services. Kristen is an accomplished, results-oriented, technology executive skilled in growing and developing teams and managing complex, cross-company strategic initiatives to successful outcomes. At NexusTek, Kristen also held the position of EVP of Operations, with responsibility for service delivery in the Denver and Phoenix markets.  Prior to NexusTek, as the Vice President of Consulting Services at TriZetto, Kristen was responsible for the operations and consulting teams, leading an organization of more than 400 team members as they delivered consulting and IT services to the healthcare industry. Kristen earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Vermont, a master’s degree in health science/health policy from Johns Hopkins University, and has completed executive level management coursework at UC Berkeley and Columbia University. Kristen was recently recognized as a C-Suite Honoree by the Denver Business Journal for her work on company culture at NexusTek, and for her community and philanthropic involvement.

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Adam Rusak
Senior Vice President of Technology & Chief Technology Officer

As Senior Vice President of Technology and Chief Technology Officer, Adam Rusak is responsible for the planning, organizing, controlling and directing of operations in support of strategic business initiatives involving the technology infrastructure and related systems.  Adam brings more than 18 years of leadership in the research, development, design, implementation, and operation of managed services on client projects as well as technology operations experience in the data center and commercial carrier fields. Adam’s holds a Master’s degree from Villanova University in IS/IT Management. He also has been certified in technology related disciplines from Cisco, Nortel, VMware, and Aimetis and a member of the Project Management Institute, Internet Society, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

SENIOR LEADERSHIP

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Paul Barrett
Operations

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Amanda Bundas
Operations

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Jason Erickson
Operations

Sammer Khalaf, Senior Manager of Product Management and Marketing

Sammer Khalaf
Marketing

Tim Kline, Remote Services Manager

Tim Kline
Operations

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Pat Lewis
Technology Sales

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Andrea Nicastro
Accounting

Greg OBlack, Vice President, Client Development

Greg Oblack
Account Management and Sales

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Nick Sloan
Operations

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Kel Williams
Accounting

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

J Michael Jenner joined NexusTek as CEO in 2015. Mike provides guidance to the leadership team, focused on the strategic growth of NexusTek and expansion into new markets. Mike brings more than 25 years’ experience in outsourcing, managed services, software and IT to the NexusTek team. As CEO of the ILLUMEN Group prior to joining NexusTek in 2015, Mike helped the Denver firm build a substantial portfolio of clients and establish a strong presence with community organizations and industry leaders. Before ILLUMEN, Mike led a team of more than 2,000 IT professionals and staff for Trizetto Inc.’s Services Division and spent nearly two decades as a senior executive at the helm of AT&T’s multi-billion dollar Enterprise Networking business. A Cornell University graduate, Mike received a bachelor’s degree in economics and statistics.

Jeff Kaplan is a tenured IT and telecommunication industry veteran.  Jeff comes to NexusTek through the acquisition of Breakthrough Technology Group, a premier Cloud Services provider and AT&T Channel Partner.  Prior to founding Breakthrough Technology Group in 2007, Jeff served as the National Director of Complex Solutions at AT&T where he led a nationwide organization that helped Fortune 2000 clients address complex networking needs such as IT / telecom convergence, stadium construction and application hosting.  Jeff received his MBA from Pace University – Lubin School of Business.

Brian St. Jean joined Abry in 2005. He has originated, supervised and sold numerous companies in Abry’s targeted areas. Areas of focus have included data centers, cybersecurity, business services and human capital management.  Brian has led a variety of Abry’s investments in the communications & managed services sectors, including Hosted Solutions, Sentrum Data Centers, Basefarm, Datapipe, NuSpire, Stack Path, and Breakthrough Technology Group. Prior to joining Abry, Brian was a manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers’s mergers and acquisitions group focusing on the entertainment, media and communications industries. He is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with high distinction.

James Scola joined Abry in 2010. He has diligenced, supervised, financed and sold numerous companies in Abry’s targeted sectors, with areas focus including communications, marketing services, software and business services. In the managed services and communications sectors, James’ experience includes roles on Abry’s investments in Telx, e-shelter, Emerging Markets Communications, and Grande Communications. Prior to joining Abry, James was a member of the Technology Group at Credit Suisse. He graduated summa cum laude from the Liberal Arts Honors Program at Providence College in 2008.

Avery Zuck joined Abry in 2016. He is responsible for analyzing new investments, working with portfolio companies and supporting sale transactions. Prior to joining Abry, Avery was a member of the investment team at Bain Capital Credit, where he was involved in a variety of control equity, mezzanine and senior debt investments. Previously, he was an investment banking analyst at City Capital Advisors. Avery graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2011.

David Coneway joined Abry in 2017. He is responsible for analyzing new investments, working with portfolio companies and supporting sale transactions. Prior to joining Abry, he worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Deutsche Bank focusing on the technology industry. David graduated from Princeton University, where he earned an A.B. in Politics and was a member of the men’s track and field team. He is originally from Sofia, Bulgaria.

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