Renewing Customer Networks
Phoenix Telecom Solutions
Seasoned Management Team
Phoenix's Management Team consists of seasoned veterans of the telecommunications industry. Our leadership has diverse backgrounds coming from Tier 1 Service Providers and OEM global leaders in telecommunications systems, IT and software.
John Kidwell – Managing Member
Mr. John Kidwell is a Telecom industry veteran with many distinguished accomplishments. Previously, he was responsible for leading, developing and growing two privately held, investor-owned companies. Through a combination of internal growth and outside acquisition, John was primarily responsible for building these modest companies into $250-million-plus businesses. His creativity and business acumen significantly increased value for ownership. John is a Harvard graduate, and earned his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. His deep experience and breadth of knowledge in the Telecom industry are invaluable assets to the Phoenix Management Team.
Doug Theobald – Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Doug Theobald has overall responsibility for Phoenix Telecom Solutions. With more than 20 years of management experience in the Telecommunications industry, Doug is an established leader with a proven track-record of accomplishments. Prior to joining Phoenix, Doug served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President for Telmar Network Technology where he ran the Procurement, Operations, Quality and Sales organizations and was instrumental in the Jabil acquisition of Telmar. Doug’s achievements during his tenure at Telmar included responsibility for Wireline Operations, Warehousing, Fulfillment and Distribution services. He joined Telmar through its acquisition of Allied Communications in 1999 and held key leadership roles in the company's enterprise-wide Oracle ERP implementation. Doug’s domain expertise, technical background and understanding of the complexities inherent in supply chain and repair markets positions Phoenix for exceptional growth.
Kelly Styskal - Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Styskal brings over 20 years of financial management experience to Phoenix Telecom Solutions with more than 12 of those years in the Telecom environment. As CFO, Mr. Styskal is responsible for all financial aspects of the business including accounting practices, budgeting, financial planning and analysis, and monitoring financial performance. Prior to joining Phoenix, Kelly served as Group Controller for the Telecom sector of Jabil’s Aftermarket Services Group. Previously, Kelly served as Controller/Director of Finance at Telmar Network Technology for more than 10 years. Kelly started his career with Arthur Andersen & Company in Omaha, Nebraska where he obtained his CPA license. Kelly has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska.
Douglas Geier – Vice President of Professional Services
Mr. Geier has over 20 years Professional Services and operations experience including start up, acquisition and growth. Doug comes to Phoenix from Cardinal Health, a fortune 20 company where he was an Operations Manager for a 500,000 square foot distribution center. Prior to his position at Cardinal Health, Doug served as Vice President of Operations for Lucor (LUCR). Previous to his appointment as Vice President, he served as Director of Operations and Regional Sales and Operations Manager for Lucor. Doug has been recognized twice as National Operator of the Year and Franchisee of the year.