MEET OUR TEAM

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Craig Brechner
Co-Founder & CEO

Located in Irvine, California, Mr. Brechner oversees the company and focuses on strategic planning, providing leadership and direction and relationship building with key suppliers and clients.  He is a two-decade Telecom veteran and has worked for Service Providers, Manufacturers and Valued Added Distributors in many different roles ranging from Account Manager, Regional Manager, Director of Marketing, Executive Director of International and Vice President of Product Management for Switching, RF and Optical networks.  In Craig’s last successful venture in Telecom he was Co-Founder and President of Phoenix Telecom Solutions which operated facilities in the United States, Brazil and The Netherlands.  The company was purchased by Scout Partners, LLC. in December of 2012.  Since that time, Craig has gone on to create other companies in the Medical and Real Estate Industries.

Craig holds Bachelor’s in Business Economics and a Master’s in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He has served on the Business Technical Committee of the CCA, is an active member and board member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization of Orange County, CA and has presented at numerous telecom conferences including Futurecom Brazil, CCA, NTCA, ITU Geneva, Quest Forum and CTIA and is a member of Who’s Who in America.

Craig is also very active in his community sitting on the Development Committee of St. Mary’s School and coaches his son’s soccer team.

Gil Vilas Boas
Co-Founder and President

Gil has over 20 years of professional technical and business experience and has spent 16 years in the telecom industry.  His experience has demonstrated his ability to develop network telecom companies from ground zero to leadership status in Brazil and CALA markets. He is a proven entrepreneur with a successful track record for identifying and addressing market opportunities. A former engineer, Gil worked for the Ford Motor Company where he developed automotive technology solutions and processes that remain in use today.  Since acquiring his MBA from The Ohio State University in 2000, he has married his technical background and business acumen to innovate efficient, practical and sound solutions for the telecom industry.

As President of Zurich Technology Solutions, Gil is building an industry leading company respected for efficient order management and wide ranging availability of products and technical services. In 2009, Amerinode which is now Zurich Technology Solutions launched its US presence rapidly capitalizing on the new opportunity and leveraging the companies’ established sourcing competencies.

Gil is an electrical engineering graduate of Escola Politecnica in Sao Paulo, Brazil and holds an MBA from The Ohio State University.

Ashish Rampal
Co-Founder & COO

Accomplished, action-oriented executive leveraging solid leadership, finance, operational excellence and strategy experience successfully to launch new processes & products.

Recognized as a respected global business leader with a focused approach to developing strategy, translating it into action, developing top talent, and cultivating lasting customer relationships. As a leader, has a track record of building high impact teams that consistently delivered results on a global scale. In leading international operations and service delivery teams, effectively collaborate with internal and external partners to develop, and implement growth strategies. A customer focused leader, with the proven ability to work successfully across the functional organization to exceed business objectives.

Proven success in building and leading a global workforce that quickly and efficiently responds to changing business situations and demands; development-focused, inspiring mentor & coach and realistic goal-setter. Maintains strong presence and highly evolved ability to drive change across organization; a constructive change-agent.

BEN EALEY
Ben Ealey
Chief Technology Officer

Ben Ealey is a wireless industry veteran with more than 20+ years of experience in network operations and engineering, technology evolution, management and finance.  He has the unique ability to translate the corporate vision and needs of front line groups for mutual success.

As Zurich’s Chief Technology Officer , Ben leads the company’s technology road map and services portfolio to ensure that Zurich is well positioned for today and in the future.

Ben spent his last five years in public safety developing a new vision and strategy with leaders of Fire, Law and Emergency Medical Services.  This input was used to develop a multi-year business plan to modernize all public safety technology.  He was one of the leaders that collaborated to create a new state public safety governance that became law in Idaho.  He led the state in education and outreach on FirstNet for public safety.

Ben brings unique experience in government and wireless carrier operations and technology to Zurich.  He has an innovative approach to solving complex problems by understanding the needs of the end user first, then finding the right technology and process.

KELLEY BONTEMPO
Kelley Bontempo
Vice President of Sales

Kelley Bontempo is a self-starter that likes to win.  Kelley cofounded Teltech Communications in 1999 where she served as the President & Chief Operations Officer.  She helped grow Teltech to over $35M in annual sales before taking an exit in 2014.   Kelley’s exceptional instinct has made her a stand-out leader in the Telecom services industry.  Her foundational philosophies in working with people have made her one of the most desired partners for carriers around the globe.  Kelley believes that if you act with integrity and lead with honesty, you can always drive customers and employees to successful win-win outcomes.

 

 

OUR DIRECTORS

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Darren Dorsey
Director of Quality and Project Management

Mr. Dorsey has 30 years of Telecommunication leadership experience in Quality Management, Customer Problem Investigation & Resolution, Process Engineering, and Warehouse Management. At Zurich, Darren is responsible for the company’s Quality Management System ensuring that Zurich stays in compliance with customer requirements and provides quality products and services.

He has served as the Director of Quality & Training at Phoenix Telecom Solutions for the past 6+ years; where he led the creation, development, implementation, and management of Phoenix’s Quality Management System & their Environmental, Health and Safety Management System.  Through his leadership, Phoenix obtained Quality Standards (ISO 9001 / TL 9000), Environmental Standard (ISO 14001), Health & Safety Standard (OHSAS 18001) and Responsible Recycling Standard (R2) certifications.  Darren also served as the Environmental Health Safety & Security management representative and HR support.

Prior to joining Phoenix, Darren held leadership roles in Quality, Change Management & Project Management at Genband/Formally Nortel’s CVAS division.  Darren has been a member of QuEST Forum, a global association of companies dedicated to impacting the quality and sustainability of products and services in the ICT industry, since 2011; participating in the evolution of the TL 9000 requirements, metrics and best practices.

He holds a Degree in Computer Engineering Technology, as well as obtaining numerous leadership and quality training credentials throughout his career.

OPEN VACANCIES

Join the Inspired Team at Zurich Technology Solutions

We are always in search of dynamic talent to take part in our success. Enjoy the opportunity to wear many hats and make a real impact. The sky is the limit in what you may be able to do in our good spirited, entrepreneurial environment.

We are looking for motivated professionals who enjoy a fast-paced setting and possess proven skills in telecom networking and IT equipment sales (both inside and field), network repair and network engineering, information technology, warehouse management, operations and administration.

Submit inquiries regarding employment with your resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Zurich Technology Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Zurich considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, status as qualified individual with a disability, or protected veteran.

Account Executive

Department Sales & Marketing
Territory The United States and Canada
Target Customers Telecom Operators, Tier 1 and Tier 2 (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, Rogers, U.S. Cellular, BCE, Telus, others)

OEMs (Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei, Cisco, others)

Reporting to President

 

Join our exciting and rapidly growing team! Zurich Technology Solutions is a multinational telecommunications company with presence in 6 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Perú, Ecuador, Colombia and The United States. We are a global reseller of multivendor network equipment and independent provider of repair services to the largest telecom operators and OEMs. Zurich also provides multi-year Spare Part Management, Logistics and Remanufacturing services to telecom providers. We are in search of talent professionals to take part in our success.

We are seeking a self-starting Account Executive with solid and verifiable experience in selling infrastructure telecom equipment to the main operators in the US and Canada.

Reporting to the President, the Telecom Account Executive is responsible for designing and delivering a commercial strategy for Zurich expansion.

 

Additional Responsibilities:

             

  • Develop new accounts and manage existing ones through active calling, emailing, and visiting in a regular basis
  • Create and manage sales funnel in CRM system and provide internal sale reports.
  • Answer RFQs, elaborate RFIs, and compose complex proposals
  • Create presentations, promotions and sales campaigns with the marketing team
  • Plan and implement tradeshow and other sales tactical initiatives
  • Build, expand, and cultivate strong relationships with our customer’s buyers and engineers at all levels within a large organization
  • Travel to tradeshows and customers within the US and Canada
  • Manage, train and motivate inside sales staff
  • Meet or exceed sales plan

 

Desired Skills:

 

  • 5+ years of experience in the telecom industry
  • Proven track record of exceeding sales goals with a must-win and upbeat attitude
  • Self-motivated, self-managed, enthusiastic, and charismatic
  • Relentless work ethic
  • Excellent phone, interpersonal and written skills
  • Passion for closing deals with history of gaining access to high-level decision makers
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications with strong computing knowledge, including advanced PowerPoint and Excel

 

There is no relocation package offered at this time. Zurich offers 2 job locations: Los Angeles, California and Raleigh, North Carolina. Local talent is preferred. Our competitive compensation package is comprised of a base salary plus a no-limit bonus plan, commensurate with experience.

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Marketing oordinator

Job Summary

Department: Sales & Marketing

Join our exciting and rapidly growing team! Zurich Technology Solutions is a multinational telecommunications company with presence in 6 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and The United States. We are a global reseller of multivendor network equipment and independent provider of repair services to the largest telecom operators and OEMs. Zurich also provides multi-year Spare Part Management, Logistics and Remanufacturing services to telecom providers. We are in search of talent professionals to take part in our success.

We are seeking a Marketing Communication Specialist with solid experience in supporting sales organizations, developing marketing campaigns and coordinating online media assets.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Coordinate our presence at national and local industry trade shows
  • Develop and maintain our online media content including company website and social media platforms
  • Develop and manage company’s sale collateral in physical format such as direct mail, brochures, and line cards as well as electronic content in PDF format such as whitepapers, case studies, presentations.
  • Be responsible for our company’s SEO strategy and success
  • Develop and launch captivating email marketing campaigns to prospect new customers and expand existing ones
  • Write press releases

Qualifications and Skills

  • Versed in WordPress, HTML, MailChimp, ConstantContact, Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, PDF) and Office Suite (Powerpoint, Excel, Word)
  • Excellent written communication skill
  • Creative
  • Location and hours are flexible

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $20.00 to $25.00 /hour

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