In the unpredictable IT world, no one can offer 100% certainty, but Masergy gets pretty darn close. For nearly two decades, we’ve pioneered software-defined networking in ways that help predict certainty. Our groundbreaking network and cloud platform, and undaunted commitment to client-first service help global enterprises transform with certainty.
With more than two decades of leadership experience in the high-tech industry, James Parker joined Masergy as CEO in 2018. He leads the company vision and strategy execution and has a track record of building high-energy, high-performing leadership teams that have successfully delivered profitable growth through multiple technology and business transformations.
Prior to Masergy, James served as Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer at Tata Communications where he led sales, marketing, service management, delivery, and communications. He previously held SVP positions at CenturyLink and served Microsoft’s Enterprise and Partner Group for more than 13 years. James holds an MBA from the University of Toronto – Rotman School of Management.
Executive Chairman & CTO
Chris MacFarland joined Masergy as Chief Operating Officer in 2008 and was promoted to CEO and Executive Chairman. As of December 2018, Chris serves as Masergy’s Executive Chairman & CTO. Prior to joining Masergy, he has served in various senior executive positions at BroadSoft, McLeodUSA, Allegiance Telecom, Verio, OnRamp, CompuNet, and Compu-Tek International.
Chris was selected as a 2017 Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Top CEO, Tech Titans CEO of the Year for 2016 and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 for the Southwest region. Chris currently serves on the board of directors for iTopia, Compass Data Centers and Tech Titans.
Chris is passionate about community service and has championed numerous charitable and outreach programs including as a board member of the Warrior Family Network and International Student Foundation. He attended the University of Texas at Arlington where he majored in Computer Science and Engineering.
Executive VP & CRO
Bob Laskey is Masergy’s Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer. In this role, Bob is responsible for Masergy’s growth strategy and heads the global sales and marketing organizations.
Laskey has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry, having held senior positions across sales, marketing and consulting at a number of the world’s leading IT businesses, including Tata Communications, CenturyLink, Oracle and Accenture, as well as Microsoft where he worked for 15 years.
Bob has an Executive MBA and a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois. He is actively involved as a board member with the non-profit organisation JDRF, which advocates for research to pave the way for a world without type 1 diabetes.
Executive VP & CFO
Rob Bodnar has served as Masergy’s Chief Financial Officer and Secretary since August 2005 and was additionally named Executive Vice President in July 2010. In addition to leading the finance, accounting, and legal organizations at Masergy, Rob is responsible for capital formation strategy, investor relations and directing M&A activities.
Prior to Masergy, Rob served as Vice President and CFO at Covaro Networks, a manufacturer of networking hardware, which was sold to ADVA Optical Networking in 2006. Previously, Rob worked in a variety of senior financial and accounting positions at Metera Networks, Spaghetti Warehouse restaurants, and KPMG. Rob holds an MBA from Baylor University and a bachelor’s in business administration from Texas A&M University.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Maria Gotes is Masergy’s Chief Human Resources Officer. She heads up the global human resources organization and is responsible for leading inclusive HR and Talent strategies while preserving Masergy’s dynamic corporate culture.
Gotes brings more than 15 years of experience heading human resource teams. She has held senior positions and has demonstrated success in executing human capital strategies, full talent cycle, M&A, and organizational scaling for growth at a number of leading technology companies.
Gotes holds an MBA and Bachelors of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering from Arizona State University. She is also a Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) Senior Certified Professional.
Chief Operating Officer
Todd Lechtenberg is Masergy’s Chief Operating Officer. Todd is responsible for the company’s Network and Security Operations, Service Delivery, and Access Management organizations. He is a respected industry leader in the field of global operations, network services, and network optimization with 25 years experience in the technology and telecommunications industry.
Prior to joining Masergy, he served in various senior leadership positions at Windstream, PAETEC, McLeodUSA, and technology consulting. He began his career at WilTel and MCI Communications. Todd is an entrepreneur and holds a degree in accounting from Oklahoma State University.
Chief Digital Officer
Terry Traina is the Chief Digital Officer and has been with Masergy since 2004. Terry leads various teams including research and development, platform architecture, software engineering, and product development. Terry has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry specializing in building and managing everything from enterprise software-defined networks to routing and switching platforms.
Prior to joining Masergy, Terry has held various technical positions at Chiaro Networks, Allied Riser Communications, and EDS. Terry holds a bachelor’s of science in electrical engineering from the University of Southwestern Louisiana.
General Counsel & Secretary
Jeff Walker has served as general counsel and secretary since June 2017. He leads the legal team and is responsible for enterprise legal matters including transactions, litigation, IP, real estate, labor and employment, and corporate governance. Jeff has more than 20 years of experience as in-house counsel in the telecommunications, energy, and retail industries.
Prior to joining Masergy, Jeff served as in-house counsel for Energy Future Holdings Corp., RadioShack Corp., The Bombay Company, Excel Communications, eMeritus Communications, and VarTec Telecom. Jeff holds a bachelors of business administration from Baylor University and a juris doctor from Louisiana State University.
Chief Marketing Officer
Rebecca (Becky) Carr heads up Masergy’s global marketing organization and is responsible for driving its growth strategy, creating demand, elevating brand awareness and consideration and creating differentiated experiences that result in client loyalty.
Becky has more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience across technology, software and consumer brands. Prior to joining Masergy, she was the Global Head of Marketing at Avaya. She has also held Chief Marketing Officer positions at CoStar, Savvis/CenturyLink and Foxwoods Resort & Casino, and led global business marketing for Verizon Business/MCI. Becky began her career in telecom with Cable & Wireless.
Becky earned her bachelor of arts from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY.
SVP, Solutions and Services
Chris Werpy is Senior Vice President of Solutions and Services and has been with Masergy since 2007. He leads multiple teams and is responsible for the Solutions Engineering, Client Services, and Emerging Markets organizations. He brings more than 15 years of networking and communications experience with a proven track record in technical and strategic roles in operations, sales, and business development.
Prior to joining Masergy, Chris held various leadership positions at ICG Communications, LineSider Technologies, and Pac-West Telecom. He has published numerous industry articles, spoken on various panels and is a recognized thought leader in the communications and security industries.
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