Mark's favorite part of coming to work every day is: "The hope that I can learn something new and teach someone else something new."
Mark's biggest pet peeve is: "Disorganization and when people are satisfied with 'good enough.'"
Mark's first job was: "Working at my father's pharmacy as an 'inventory control manager' (AKA 'stock boy'). My second job was working as an amusement concessionaire at a basketball stand on the Seaside Heights boardwalk. The rims were small and rigid and the ball was overinflated."
Meet Our Leadership Team
Our TenFour team is comprised of an honorable and fearless group of innovators who are determined to challenge the status quo and find a better way. This leadership team understands that we can accomplish greatness, especially when given the freedom to use our skills and surprise ourselves with boundless ideas.
Chief Executive Officer
As TenFour’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark brings over 25 years of successful experience in a wide range of areas—including accounting, finance, risk management, and investor relations—and now leads the business with a focus on corporate strategy and execution. Mark is a CPA, and prior to joining TenFour served as Vice President and CFO of Reis, Inc. Earlier in his career, he had tenures with both publically traded and private organizations including Wellsford Real Properties, Inc., Vornado Realty Trust, and Ernst & Young LLP. Mark is dedicated to ensuring that TenFour executes our vision of delivering the best technology experience possible to our business clients.
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Chief Administrative Officer
As TenFour’s CAO Mike drives the execution of our vision with his inspirational leadership style, unwavering honor, and extraordinary passion for innovation. Mike’s years working with AT&T, the US Senate and many start-ups have built a career focused on linking the worlds of technology and finance in order to create business models that drive organizational growth.
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Mike's favorite part of coming to work every day: "What I'm doing now is what I wanted to do when I was in college - help small tech companies grow and thrive - combine financial and technology together to successfully grow businesses. That was my mission and I get to do that every day here. We're breaking the mold and changing an industry and I get to do that with people I like, trust and enjoy working with."
When he was a little kid, Mike wanted to be: "An astronomer - at age 14, I was the youngest key carrying operator at Sperry Observatory at Union County College."
Mike’s biggest fear: "After being defeated on the football field, Vince Lombardi once said ‘We didn’t lose the game. We just ran out of time.’ My biggest fear is running out of time to accomplish all the things I want to accomplish in life."
Vice President, FINANCE & CONTROLLER
Not only is Gary a founding principal, he is the Vice President of Finance and Controller of TenFour. That means he manages the financial, accounting and procurement aspects of the organization with unwavering honor and integrity. Gary is committed to driving accuracy and simplicity in our billing process as a means to provide an exemplary customer experience.
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Gary’s hero is: “My grandfather. He didn’t speak any English when he came to America, worked hard to build a career and family and lived to 100 years old."
Gary's first job was: “I pumped gas during the first gas crisis in the early 70s.”
Gary’s proudest accomplishment: “My family.”
SR. Vice President, Operations Engineering
Doug Place is TenFour’s SVP of Operations. Doug drives the strategic, innovative direction of our world-class, 24x7x365 US-based Global Network Operations Center (NOC) and Operations Engineering team. Doug dedicated 30 years of his career to Verizon, where he kept innovation at the forefront of everything he did. Now he’s driving innovation for TenFour’s customers.
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Doug believes: “TenFour is the most innovative company I have seen during my +30 years in the industry.”
Doug’s proudest accomplishment is: “Bringing the first Public Network High Speed Switched Data (45 Mbs) trial to North America in 1989.”
Doug’s vision for the future of IT infrastructure: “OSI layers 1-4 will become standard utilized offerings with the real opportunity in managing application efficiency across the network.”
Vice President, Human Resources
Sonia fearlessly leads our TenFour employees as VP of Human Resources. She is committed to ensuring that our employees come first and creates a fearless and honor-driven environment that empowers our team. Sonia has a history of delivering innovative and pragmatic solutions to shape culture in technology and entrepreneurial environments, which makes her well-suited for success with TenFour. Through managing spectacular benefits, onboarding fresh talent, and a constant push for a modern office culture, Sonia leads our entire team to be happy, hardworking innovators!
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Sonia's hero is: “My grandfather. He was a mechanical engineer and very special person.He was an innovator and embraced new technology - he lived to be 101 and purchased the latest camera, laptop, iPad, and cell phone!”
The most fearless thing Sonia's ever done is: “Zip lining in a Costa Rican rain forest.”
If Sonia had to go back in time, the era she'd return to is: “The Roaring Twenties. There were so many inventions like the refrigerator and penicillin that we cannot live without today. Women’s dresses and accessories transformed and, most importantly, I would love to see Manhattan in the 20s to see how it has transformed.”
Vice President, Sales
As TenFour’s Vice President of Global Sales, Rob is a vital force in growing TenFour’s business. He builds partnerships with customers and ensures our team and solutions help our customers grow and differentiate. Rob has more than 25 years of experience transforming sales teams into high-growth organizations and delivering impactful results through revenue and channel expansion. Prior to joining TenFour, Robert was Head of Sales in the Health and Life Sciences Sector at BT Global, and previously worked at Xerox and Verizon in the Americas and Japan.
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When I was a little kid, I wanted to be: “A basketball coach, so now I coach my daughters!”
My proudest business accomplishment is: “Moving my family to Japan for a 2-year assignment, embracing the cultural differences both on a personal and professional basis, and learning some ‘survival’ Japanese language skills.”
My role in the IT revolution that TenFour started is: “Evangelizing the TenFour network and communications revolution, delivering for our customers and ensuring a positive and celebrated environment for our employees.”
Vice President, Design Engineering
As VP of Design Engineering, Matt leads TenFour’s team of engineers that design world class technology solutions for our customers. This includes building and supporting our Reference Architectures, as well as driving our Catalyst practice. As a former Captain of the US Air Force, Matt is no stranger to personifying TenFour’s values of honor, fearlessness and innovation.
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Matt's favorite part about coming to TenFour every day is: “Seeing that I am making a difference.”
When Matt was a kid he wanted to be: “A fireman. (My mom has a story that I wanted to be a garbage man, but I don’t entirely believe her!)”
Matt's hero is: “The soldiers that have died in service to our country.”
Vice President, Customer Success
As TenFour’s VP of Customer Success, Jessica is primarily responsible for ensuring our customers’ satisfaction and that their business is gaining the maximum benefit from our IT infrastructure service. Jessica is a well-known and sought after speaker and thought leader in the technology industry. She is a Fellow at the Institute for Digital Transformation and a recipient of the Computer World Premier 100 IT Leader Award. Jessica is passionate about leading the industry into the Digital Age, which is exactly what she does here at TenFour.
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Three things Jessica believes: “Change is energizing, even if uncomfortable; Disruption breeds new opportunities; Listening is an art.”
Jessica's hero is: “My dad. He left behind a vibrant legacy of how strength is found in kindness, how sincerity is more valuable than possessions, and how putting others before yourself is an honor.”
If Jessica had to go back in time, the era Jessica would return to is: “Medieval England, but not during the plague of the late 1300s!”
Board of Directors
CARL E. RING, JR., CHAIRMAN
Seasoned Investment Banker with a history including former President, Eden Associates LLC, Founding Partner at Liberty Partners, LP and Managing Director at Lehman Brothers, Inc.
TenFour’s Chief Executive Officer and former Chief Financial Officer, with 25 years of experience as a CPA and in strategic positions in a variety of organizations. Former VP and CFO of Reis, Inc., with tenures at Wellsford Real Properties, Inc., Vornado Realty Trust, and Ernst & Young LLP.
Dedicated growth and investment strategist. Current Principal at NewSpring Capital, formerly with Gryphon Investors, LLR Partners and First Manhattan Consulting Group.
Retired KPMG Partner, Board Director and Experienced Advisor to Public, VC and PE-backed portfolio companies.