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Executive Profiles


Tim Whelehan - President

Tim leads the executive management team of Ascom North America and also serves on Ascom’s executive committee in Switzerland.

With a proven track record of developing organizations and growing businesses, Tim has over 15 years of management experience in addition to an extensive understanding of sales and general management of solutions, software and service business. Most recently at Windstream, a Fortune 500 enterprise communications company, Tim served as Vice President of Integrated Solutions.

Tim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and an MBA from the Wallace E. Carroll Graduate School of Management at Boston College where he participated in the Leadership for Change program at the Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics.



Rob Goldman - Chief Financial Officer

Rob is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant with a strong background in business management, IT, finance and accounting at the corporate executive level. Possessing a wide range of experience in various phases of financial management in both domestic and international markets, Rob held numerous positions during his eighteen-year tenure with IBM and most recently as CFO at MEY Corporation.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administrations in Accounting/Finance (Army ROTC and Chancellor Scholarships) from Washington University and a Master of Business Administration (U.S. Army Graduate Program) Austin Peay State University. He also served as a Captain in the US Army from 1983 to 1987.



Dan Prendergast - Senior Vice President, Strategic Sales

Dan brings over 30 years’ experience selling Telecommunications hardware, software and services to the healthcare industry. He most recently managed a nationwide team of 65 reps targeting healthcare accounts, transitioning the team away from selling standalone services to selling bundled solutions. With extensive experience launching new products, building strategic relationships and driving growth and innovation within multiple organizations, Dan is well positioned to support Ascom’s existing customers and expansion into new markets.



Tom McKearney – Senior Vice President of Solutions

Tom leads the Solutions organization for North America and is responsible for Clinical Consulting, Project Management, Installation, Training and Technical Assistance functions associated with the on-site wireless solution sales.

Before joining Ascom (US) Inc. in January of 2004, Tom held a variety of senior management positions at Motorola, Ericsson, Siemens, Nortel, and NYNEX where he gained extensive experience in both wireless and wired networks for voice and data solutions.

With more than 30 years of experience in telecommunications and IT, Tom has a strong background in market planning, business development and staff management.  



Chris Talbot - Vice President, Marketing & Business Development

Chris leads the Marketing and Business Development organization for North America. Chris has a record that lasts 20+ years building integrated marketing groups within hardware, software and service based industries. Chris comes to Ascom from EarthLink, where he was Sr. Director of Strategic Marketing, responsible for product marketing, demand generation, online properties and programs, social media and marketing communications.