Katherine M. McConveyChairman and Chief Executive Officer
Katherine is the founder, sole shareholder, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of KMM, the largest independent reseller of cable and wire in the United States. Katherine founded KMM in 1991, in response to the divesture of the Regional Bell Operating Companies and their rapidly changing supply chain needs. Since then, she has continued to recognize and act on emerging opportunities in the communications industry, expanding KMM’s services into the wireless space and creating the company’s Strategic Supplier Program, which allows KMM to mentor small certified diversity firms while providing a single solution to customers. Katherine holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Business and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Windsor, Ontario in Canada.
Sit under an umbrella and read magazines, papers, and projects that have built up over the week, and then cook a big family/friends dinner for all those around me.
Katherine M. McConvey
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Nick joined KMM in 2014, bringing with him an impressive breadth and depth of experience in the telecom arena. Nick spent more than 21 years at Ericsson, where he honed his technical and leadership skills in a variety of executive management roles including Vice President of Network Deployment and Vice President of Supply & Logistics. Nick also served as CEO of Cerion Optimization Services and Dataworkforce, helping to drive company growth and profitability. Prior to joining KMM, Nick served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Huawei in Shenzhen, China, where he was involved in developing market opportunities and implementing transformation strategies. As President of KMM Nick is responsible for supervising day-to-day operations, providing strategic direction and overseeing the company’s business development efforts.
What brought us here will not keep us here – we must change and evolve to survive.
Kofi BaduChief Financial Officer
Kofi joined KMM in 2016 and is responsible for leading the company’s financial and risk management operations. An industry veteran with more than 20 years’ experience, Kofi has worked in North America, Europe and Africa. During his 18-year tenure with Ericsson, he held several executive management positions, including CFO, Head of Services Finance, VP of Business Operations, and Controller/Division CFO. He also served as a Senior Staff Accountant in the Consulting arm of PwC in the United Kingdom while training for the designation of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Seeing the excitement on colleagues’ faces when the baby steps start taking shape. All of a sudden you hear them saying, “how come we never….”
Chief Financial Officer
Pat HealyVice President, Sales – Network Services
Pat is the founder of Excell Services Company, a telecommunications construction firm that KMM acquired in January 2015 to help bolster its Network Services offering. Post-acquisition, Pat moved into an Executive Sales position to help promote KMM’s capabilities, which include LTE deployments, network decommissioning, small cell and DAS deployments, and broaden the company’s customer base nationwide. Prior to founding Excell in 2010, Pat gained hands-on experience at almost every level. He has held a variety of executive management positions with national telecom infrastructure companies and boasts a successful record of leading operations, finance and business development.
Travel and play golf. I’ve golfed at courses all across the U.S., as well as in Ireland and Spain. This year I’m hoping to collect some scorecards from some of the more famous courses in Scotland.
Vice President, Sales – Network Services
Daniel PichéVice President – National Sales
A veteran of 25 years in the telecommunications and IT industry, Daniel is responsible for leading KMM’s major wireless accounts, including OEMs, program management companies, tower owners, as well as other wireless service providers. Prior to joining KMM in 2012, Daniel served as President of Cerion Optimization Services. He held executive sales positions with Baran Telecom Inc. and Radian Communications and also spent 15 years working for Ericsson in various technical and managerial capacities. Daniel started his career with the Sperry Defense Product Group (now Unisys) in Montreal, Canada, where he worked for seven years.
“Say nothing, Do nothing, Be nothing”
Vice President, National Sales
Chawn M. TateVice President, Federal Sales
Chawn brings more than 20 years’ experience in business development and marketing to KMM and is responsible for leading the company’s growth strategy with regards to pursuing government opportunities and new verticals outside of the telecom sector. Prior to joining KMM in 2016, Chawn served as a Senior Business Development Executive with Commdex Consulting. In this role, he helped secure several multi-year, multi-million dollar contracts with the DOD, DHS and FAA, and spearheaded the Mentor Protégé relationship with the largest defense contractor in the world and other government entities. Prior to this, Chawn also supported MBI as Vice President, Marketing and Business Development. Under his guidance, MBI’s clients were awarded more than $238M in State and local government contracts, including work with the DOD, DOJ, DESC, OPM and DOC.
“The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow”. Rupert Murdoch
Chawn M. Tate
Vice President, Federal Sales
Walter RhinehartVice President, National Sales
Walter joined KMM in 2017 and is responsible for leading KMM’s pursuit of wireline broadband business with Tier 2 and 3 operators and associated Connect America Funds (CAF), as well as driving business development with wireline OEMs and managing specialized wireless projects in the enterprise space. Rhinehart is a veteran in the telecom industry, with a well-established resume spanning across two decades. Prior to joining KMM, he worked as a Program Manager for Ericson for 12 years, and held executive sales positions with TrueNet Communications and Edge Communications.
Working for such a well-respected and innovative company that is driven by an incredible Leadership Team. I feel fortunate to work with people who I can trust and who share a vision of building something great in this exciting industry!
Vice President, National Sales
Brian SavvaVice President – Network Services
Brian is responsible for leading KMM’s Network Services division, which offers a variety of services to support LTE, fiber, DAS and small cell deployments. Prior to joining KMM in 2017, Brian spent seven years with HPC Wireless Services, first as Chief Operating Officer and then as Chief Strategy Officer. He was instrumental in helping launch the company’s construction division and grow revenue by over $20 million annually. Brian has also garnered international experience while working as a consultant for Saudi Arabia’s HRH Prince Faisal A. Al-Faisal. Brian spent three years in the Middle and Far East overseeing all operations, spending time in Indonesia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia and Dubai. Prior to this, Brian worked for American Tower for 11 years, during which time he held a variety of management positions including Area Development Manager, overseeing all new tower development in the Northeast as well as Area Construction and Operations Manager with responsibility for overseeing the maintenance and operations of all tower assets as well as all construction activities for ATC in the Northeast Region.
“If you can keep your wits about you while all those around you are losing theirs, the world will be yours and everything in it.” Rudyard Kipling
Vice President – Network Services
Larry MezoeVice President, Engineering
True leadership comes when we: Replace “Passion for Self” with Compassion for Others…
Vice President, Engineering
Todd WomackVice President, Fixed Network Delivery
Todd comes to KMM with several years’ experience working directly with Fixed Network Delivery. He brings with him over 20 years of combined experience in Central Office (CO), Mobile Telephone Switching Office (MTSO), Outside Plant (OSP), Cell Site Construction, Engineering and Quality. Todd has worked as a level 1 Field Tech all the way up to General Manager, he has dedicated his career to thoroughly understanding the business. Prior to joining KMM, Todd was with CSS Corporation where he served as Director of Field Services. With Todd’s extensive background and knowledge of our industry, he has been able to provide the perfect foundation for cultivating a Fixed Network Delivery market for all KMM customers.
Your word is your bond do not take it lightly. We are always smarter as a team than we ever are individually.
Vice President, Fixed Network Delivery
Tim McCutcheonVice President – Operations
Tim is responsible for overseeing KMM’s operations team, including distribution operations, cable plant operations, transportation services, engineering services and quality. Tim started working in the supply chain industry in 1984, and served as the Group Manager of Solutions Design for Sprint for 16 years prior to joining KMM in 2005.
Spending time with my family camping in the mountains.
Vice President, Operations
Debbie SmithVice President, Integrated Customer Solutions
Debbie’s efforts are focused around the implementation of new projects for KMM and managing KMM’s Integrated Customer Solutions group, which includes sourcing, purchasing, supplier and inventory management and customer service activities. Debbie began her career in 1979 with the U.S. Navy, where she served as a Data Processing Technician for five years. From there, she went on to work for Systems Research and Applications Corp. before becoming the sole proprietor of Focused Consulting from 1996 to 2007. In this role, she worked with telecommunications companies sharing her expertise in the areas of project management, strategic business planning, process reengineering, supplier optimization, and organizational design. Debbie joined KMM in 2007.
“To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.”
Vice President, Integrated Customer Solutions
Mike KerstetterDirector, Technology
In addition to managing all in-house software development, Mike is responsible for software purchases, implementation, and network design for KMM members of the Strategic Supplier Program. Prior to joining KMM in 1994, Mike worked in the transportation industry for eight years, where his responsibilities included partial development of dispatching and rate scheduling software.
Scott Fryar, Esq.General Counsel
Scott brings almost four decades of experience to KMM, where he is responsible for overseeing and managing all legal affairs for the company. Scott began his career with Texas Instruments Incorporated in 1979, where he served as a Business Services Manager and Senior Contracts Specialist. In 1988, Scott joined Ericsson, where he specialized in negotiations and management, intellectual property rights, regulatory compliance, and supply-side services and materials acquisition. Prior to joining KMM in 2015, Scott served as Assistant General Counsel for Ericsson. Scott earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and received his J.D. degree from the Texas Tech University School of Law.
Moving KMM’s business objectives and strategies forward by removing legal obstacles.
Scott Fryar, Esq.
Maria CortezDirector, Human Resources, Communications & Marketing (HRCM)
Maria Cortez joined KMM in October 2016 after working in the Human Resource Department at Warner Bros. in California. She comes to us with an extensive background in HR, starting in 2002 where her focus was in employee benefits. As her career evolved her HR experience brought her into the pharmaceutical and dental industries in New York. Maria holds a Master’s in Human Resources Management, completing a graduate thesis exploring an exploration of methods to streamline HR.
“None of us is as smart as all of us.” –Ken Blanchard
Director, Human Resources, Communications & Marketing (HRCM)