Management Team

Chris MacFarland

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Chris MacFarland joined Masergy as Chief Operating Officer in 2008 and was quickly promoted to CEO and Executive Chairman. Under Chris’ leadership, Masergy continues to grow at a profitable and rapid pace including the key milestone of $1.8 billion in cumulative revenues.

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.

Robert Bodnar

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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. Rob is responsible for formulating capital formation strategy and coordinating M&A activities in addition to leading the finance, legal and human resources organizations at Masergy.

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

Jeff Walker

General Counsel and 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.

John Dumbleton

Senior Vice President, Business Development

John Dumbleton has served as Senior Vice President, Business Development since May 2008. He is responsible for strategic business development activities and oversees the marketing and demand generation efforts at Masergy.

Prior to joining Masergy, John served in senior executive roles at McLeodUSA and Allegiance Telecom. His experience ranges from strategic sales, channel development, and product development to business strategy and strategic acquisitions. John holds an MBA and bachelors of science in industrial engineering and operations research from Virginia Tech.

Keith Hatley

Senior Vice President, Global Channel Sales

Keith D. Hatley is the senior vice president of global channel sales at Masergy where he leads the channel sales teams worldwide. He has deep expertise in optimizing sales performance, and his passion for success is the foundation of the culture for the Masergy sales organization.

Prior to his current role, Keith has served in several senior sales leadership positions at McLeodUSA, PAETEC, airBand Communications, as well as Senior Vice President of Sales at Allegiance Telecom. He holds an MBA from Dallas' Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Arts from Stephen F. Austin State University.

Todd Lechtenberg

Senior Vice President, Global Operations

Todd Lechtenberg is Masergy’s Senior Vice President of Global Operations. 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.

Brian Norton

Senior Vice President, Direct Sales in North America

Brian Norton is Masergy’s Senior Vice President of Direct Sales in North America. Brian is responsible for building and growing the Enterprise Direct sales channel at Masergy. Brian brings 25+ years of sales leadership experience with growing, rebuilding, and maximizing sales results with midsize and Fortune 500 companies.

Prior to joining Masergy, Brian was Windstream’s East Region President. He previously held VP of Sales positions at PAETEC and Covista, and held Director and front line leadership roles at WorldCom. Brian holds a bachelor of arts in Marketing from Michigan State University.

Chris Werpy

Senior Vice President, 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.

Terry Traina

Senior Vice President, Engineering

Terry Traina is the senior vice president of engineering 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 University of Southwestern Louisiana.

Ethan Blodgett

Vice President, Network Operations

Ethan Blodgett is vice president of network operations and has been with Masergy since 2006. He leads multiple teams and is responsible for Masergy’s global Network Operation Centers, technical and customer support and logistics organizations. He has over 20 years experience leading technical teams within the telecommunications and IT industries. He is passionate about continuous process improvement to maximize customer satisfaction. Under his leadership, Masergy has won numerous industry awards for customer support excellence.

Prior to joining Masergy, Ethan held network engineering and leadership roles at Southwestern Bell, SBC and PageNet. Ethan is a graduate of Texas State University.

Vikesh Gumpalli

Vice President, Sales Strategy & Operations

Vikesh Gumpalli is Masergy’s Vice President of Sales Strategy & Operations. He is responsible for leading the company's Global Commercial Ops and Training organizations.
Prior to joining Masergy, he has held leadership positions in Omnitracs LLC, GE and P&G. Vikesh is passionate about community service and is a board member of the National Kidney Foundation, North Texas. He holds a MBA and a degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.

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