We create technology solutions that help build better businesses, communities and a better world for all of us. And…it’s our people who make the difference. Meet the leaders powering Teltech Group:
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Lisa Hanlon is the Co-Founder, Executive Chairman and CEO of Teltech Communications. In this role, she is responsible for business development and strategy and executing the strategic goals and initiatives of the company. Prior to co-founding Teltech in 1999, Lisa began her telecom career overseeing OEM and strategic partner relationships in the secondary market industry. Lisa currently serves on the Board of Directors of the DFW Minority Business Council and is the co-founder of Women for Wounded Warriors, a non-profit organization that provides resources, support, and employment opportunities for spouses, family members and caregivers for our American Veterans. Lisa studied pre-med at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and the University of Colorado-Boulder and is a graduate of the Tuck-WBENC Executive Education Program.
Jimmy R. Taylor
Jimmy Taylor brings over 35 years of leadership within the Telecommunications, Oil & Gas and more recently with the UAVs industry. He was an integral part of DataWing Global; TriStar Investors, Inc.; Goodman Networks, Inc.; Cotton Telecom, Inc.; Crown Castle and predecessors to both AT&T and Verizon where he applied his unique skills to developing a solid foundation for organic and transactional growth. As an executive with several start-ups, Taylor had a passion for identifying and developing untapped business opportunities in conjunction with people like him, who weren’t afraid to take calculated risks. His interest in technology, safety, emergency services and a personal concern over the environmental changes occurring today led him to Teltech, where recycling and developing green energy are key initiatives. Taylor is a licensed Broker, Certified Petroleum Landman and holds a BBA from The University of Texas, Austin.
Chief Operating Officer
Danny Wade brings 35 years of telecommunications leadership and experience to the Teltech Group. Wade joined the company in 2010 and in his current position, he is responsible for the overall execution and performance of Teltech’s operational activities. Prior to joining Teltech, Wade served as an industry consultant in the areas of Supply Chain, Organization Development, Strategy, and Business Development. From early 2007 through mid-2010, Wade was President and Chief Operating Officer for Goodman Networks and played a major role in Goodman’s growth and success from a $100M company to a $500M company during that period. Previously, Wade was Group Vice-President, Operations, Services & Quality for Alcatel North America. Wade is a senior member of the University of Oklahoma Industrial Engineering Advisory Board. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.
Chief Financial Officer
Carmen Barrett is the Chief Financial Officer of Teltech Group. Carmen joined Teltech’s GrayWolves Telecom division as its CFO in 2013 and transitioned to the Teltech CFO role in 2014. Prior to joining Teltech Group, Carmen was a principal at GCB Advisors, a strategy and finance consulting firm focused on small to mid-market businesses. She has specific expertise in early-stage and start-up businesses. Carmen served in a variety of finance and operating positions at CNET Networks (now a division of CBS) from 1999 to 2008. She has also held leadership positions within the finance organization at KFC/YUM Brands and Ford Motor Company. Carmen holds an MBA in Finance from Indiana University and a B.S. in Communications from Miami University.
SVPGM of Operations
John began his Teltech career in 2002. He was part of the Teltech growth phase that began with the lease of a 2,000-sq. ft. warehouse in Colorado. By 2012, under John’s direction, Teltech added an additional 180,000 sq. ft. for forward logistics, refurbishment and recycling activities. Prior to joining Teltech Group, John spent 10 years with Bombardier, a Snow Grooming Company. He was their District Sales Manager, covering Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and South Dakota. In three years, he helped increase the division’s market share from 8 percent to 85 percent.
Chief Human Resources Officer and Director of QES
Deborah Tasset is the Chief Human Resources Officer and Director of Quality, Environment, Health & Safety for the Teltech Group. Ms. Tasset began her career with Teltech in August 2003. Her role has a wide range of responsibilities including management of the company’s human resources, benefits and training. Since 2006, she has been instrumental in establishing the TL 9000 and ISO 9001:2008 Quality certifications. In 2013, she led the team to its certifications for Environmental, Health and Safety. Prior to joining Teltech, Ms. Tasset held various positions within the exclusive resort community of Beaver Creek, CO including Operations, Hospitality, and as the Corporate Secretary for the Beaver Creek Arts Foundation. This combined experience has solidified a lifelong appreciation for understanding value from the customer’s perspective that leads to successful business relationships.