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About – Our Leaders

Clive Sawkins,

Chief Executive Officer

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Clive is recognized as an industry leader in unified communications, video networks, collaboration and digital media.  As Pinnaca’s CEO, Clive’s mission is to bring visual communications to every desktop and mobile device, making visual collaboration an easy-to-use business productivity tool for any enterprise across the globe.  Clive joined Pinnaca in 2008 and has driven a global expansion strategy, delivering managed video services to some of the largest brands in the world.  Clive has held senior management and leadership roles with Cisco, Avaya & Nortel, driving unified communications and the telepresence video collaboration business across Europe.  He also created four start-up technology units, turning them into multi-million dollar businesses.

Dan Tanel, CTO

Dan Tanel,

Chief Operations Officer

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Regarded as a game changer, Dan drives the company’s technological innovations, strategy and evolution in business models. Dan joined the Pinnaca team in 2004 to help drive the global expansion strategy.  He partners with industry experts, sales and market leaders, and most importantly with customers, to identify new opportunities and to deliver unique business solutions that accelerate the usage and adoption of visual communication and collaboration within organizations around the globe.  He has a passion for delivering excellence in every touch point with customers.  Prior to Pinnaca, Dan co-founded a wholesale VoIP startup and has lead international consulting practices. Dan is responsible for Pinnaca’s Marketing, Product Management, pre-sales Solutions Design and Consulting Practice.

Jamie Cope, President, Global Markets

Jamie Cope,

President, Global Markets

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Jamie leads the company’s sales and go-to-market strategy, including the acquisition and management of its channel partners and customers. He is responsible for developing and implementing strategic initiatives and programs to drive growth in existing markets and new areas of opportunity.

Leveraging his extensive experience in both direct sales and channel sales management across the telecommunications and visual collaboration marketplace, Jamie ensures that the sales teams and channel partners have the right support, capabilities and skills to propose, build and deliver a managed video portfolio that meets evolving customer needs, while accelerating market adoption of the solutions.

Lola Ferris, Director, Sales Operations & PMO

Lola Ferris,

Vice President, Sales Operations and PMO

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With more than 20 years of experience in the technology sector, Lola joined the company in 2007 assisting and building stronger customer service relationships. A graduate in Sociology & Social Anthropology from Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada she maintains a keen awareness of cultural environments and values diversity within her teams and among our partners/customers. Lola strives to build insight when executing customer-focused initiatives and her goal within the Pinnaca global business is to champion the constant evolution of our visual collaboration industry. Lola is considered a catalyst for enabling service transformation to be achieved. She brings drive and passion into developing teams that aim to deliver world class customer service and communication in client/company relations.

Dan Giesen,

Vice President, Global Operations

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Dan has extensive experience in the telecommunications industry managing ISDN networks, IP networks, phone systems, call centers, computer telephony integration and videoconferencing equipment and network infrastructure.  He was the vice president of operations for Video Guidance and became vice president of global operations for BCS Global.  Dan closes the gap between sales and engineering for many customers, delivering high quality solutions that meet their needs and expectations.  Along with various manufacturer certifications, Dan holds a BS degree from Minnesota State University – Mankato.

Onkar Mahil, Chief Financial Officer

Onkar Mahil,

Chief Financial Officer

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More information on Onkar Mahil is coming soon.