Leadership

Rob Scott

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

A 30-year industry veteran who was named by Ernst & Young as its Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002, Rob is currently the CEO of Bradford Networks. Previously, Rob served as CEO of Clique Intelligence a software platform for data sharing and collaboration technologies. In 2008 Rob was appointed, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at HP ProCurve Networking, the world’s fastest growing networking company.

Rob joined HP through its 2008 acquisition of Colubris Networks, where he had served as president and CEO, helping the company ascend to a prominent position in the wireless LAN industry. During his career, Rob has steered the helm of several technology companies as president and CEO, including Xelor Software, an IP telephony company, and IPeria, a provider of network-based voice messaging applications. In addition Rob was President of ONET Networks and MultiLink, and as CEO and founder of Octave Communications.


Jessica Bailey

Vice President, Finance

Vice President, Finance

Jessica is responsible for overseeing all accounting, finance and administrative functions for Bradford Networks.

Jessica has over 12 years of financial and operational experience. She joined Bradford Networks in 2008 as Financial Reporting Manager and assumed the role of Controller in 2009. Jessica began her career in public accounting at Ernst & Young, LLP where her work included both public and private audits in the technology, provider care and manufacturing industries.


Frank Andrus

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer at Bradford Networks, Frank oversees all strategic technology functions, which includes evolution of the current product line, new product and services development and setting the future corporate R&D strategy.

Frank has over 20 years of experience in developing software solutions for enterprise and telecommunication network management applications. Frank’s professional background includes assignments as a Senior Architect at Aprisma Management Technologies, where he designed and developed large-scale systems delivering advanced management services for multi-vendor networks. He also held senior engineering positions at Cabletron Systems and delivered secure, highly available, network management solutions including patented automated device discovery methodologies.


Alan Hackert

Vice President of Product Development

Vice President of Product Development

As VP of Product Development at Bradford Networks, Alan oversees all aspects of development including the current product line and new products. Alan leads the development team, which includes engineering, QA and documentation.

Alan has over 30 years of experience in developing software solutions for enterprise and telecommunication network management applications. Alan’s professional background includes engineering assignments at Universal Instruments, GE and most recently Cabletron Systems where he delivered secure, highly available, network management solutions. Alan is also a company founder who has been involved with the product vision since the initial launch of Network Sentry, the industry’s leading NAC solution.


Neal Stanton

VP of Sales, Americas

VP of Sales, Americas

As vice president of sales, Americas, Neal is responsible for enhancing and implementing Bradford Networks’ sales strategy and execution to drive customer engagement and profitable growth. He has a 25-year-long track record of building high-performance sales teams that consistently meet or exceed growth targets and deliver a superior customer experience.

Neal joins Bradford Networks from CafeX where he served multiple roles, including VP of Global Channels, developing and leading their channel program. Prior to CafeX, Neal held numerous leadership roles including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Consultedge, where he was responsible for all aspects of Consultedge’s strategy, operations, and execution. His focus on integrity, execution, and professionalism set the tone for the organization and led to its rapid growth and ultimate acquisition.  Under Neal’s leadership Consultedge was named to CRN Magazine’s annual list of the nation’s 100 fastest growing technology solution providers each year from 2005 to 2010 when the company was sold.

Neal’s entrepreneurial spirit has gained him notable recognition. He was honored with NJBiz’s Forty Under 40 award, which recognizes exceptional business and community achievements by a business leader younger than 40.  He was also named a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Neal has a bachelor of arts in Business Management from Rutgers University. He currently lives with his wife and two children in Bridgewater, New Jersey.


Sanjit Shah

Vice President of Business Development and Marketing

Vice President of Business Development and Marketing

Sanjit is responsible for driving Bradford Networks’ strategic alliances with technology partners to deliver comprehensive solutions for secure network access and security automation.

Sanjit has over 20 years of experience in various engineering, product management and business development roles in leading enterprise software, networking and security companies. Prior to joining Bradford Networks, Sanjit drove the technology partnerships and alliance program at Palo Alto Networks. Having worked in senior roles for companies such as Palo Alto Networks, Cisco Systems, PGP Corporation and Check Point Software technologies, Sanjit’s experience in Security industry spans the rapid growth of next-generation security solutions in the areas of firewalls, encryption, application and mobile security.


Gary Mead

Vice President of International Sales

Vice President of International Sales

As VP of International Sales at Bradford Networks, Gary oversees international sales operations and channel partner relationships. Gary has over 35 years of experience in the IT industry covering technologies including voice and data networking, managed services, internet technologies, voice and video conferencing, wireless networks, and networking and data security.

He has operated in all major geographic areas including the Americas, Europe, Middle East/Africa and Asia-Pacific territories. He has held a number of successful senior positions with companies including Motorola, PictureTel, Octave Communications, IBM, SpectraLink, Colubris Networks and HP.

Gary has a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Coventry University, and is an alumni of the London Business School.


Rick Sloane

Vice President of America Channels

Vice President of America Channels

As VP of America Channels, Rick is responsible for developing and executing Bradford Networks’ channel strategy and relationships in the Americas.

Rick is a versatile sales and channel executive with over 20 years of industry experience in high growth start-ups to F500 organizations.  He has created and executed routes to market for leading areas of technologies including security, cloud, software, storage, wireless networks, voice, and networking products.

Rick has been listed among CRN’s award winning Channel Chiefs; in addition, he has created partner programs that have achieved CRN’s prestigious 5-Star status. Prior to joining Bradford Networks, Rick served in senior sales and channel management leadership roles for premier technology organizations including Barracuda Networks, NETGEAR, Meru Networks, Avaya, and 3COM.

He has developed key strategic relationships with responsibilities for sales, business development, partner programs, recruitment and enablement, channel marketing, and distribution focused on high growth.

Rick holds a B.S. in Business from Philadelphia University and attended a leadership program at Wharton School of Business.


Joe Celia

Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Managed Services

Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Managed Services

Joe manages strategic alliances and the managed service program at Bradford Networks. Before joining Bradford Networks, Joe spent more than 25 years in executive and senior-level sales and channel management roles at industry leading companies including Hewlett Packard, Colubris Networks, Motorola, 3Com, Symbol Technologies, and Accton Technology.

Joe brings to the leadership team an extensive background in forming key strategic relationships, winning new business, and entering new markets. Joe brings an exceptional ability to capture, grow and maintain market share in both start up and established environments.

Joe holds a B.S. from Northeastern University in Engineering Technology.