Our leadership team has the right combination of expertise in technology, engineering, data, software, digital media, communications, video, and higher education. We keep colleges and universities competitive with progressive technology and support solutions so students are prepared for the challenges of today’s world.
Charles “Chuck” Brady is Founder and CEO of Apogee, the nation’s largest network managed services provider—and only one solely focused on higher education. Today the company serves more than 400 university clients and over 1,000,000 students and administrators.
Brady founded Apogee in 1998 at the age of 21. His focus then, and now, is on disrupting higher education with the goal of providing the essential infrastructure for universities to transform themselves to win in the new digital age.
Brady is also active in the non-profit XPRIZE, serving on the Innovation Board, engaged in social progress areas including climate change.
Mark rejoined the Apogee team in March 2010. After playing a key role in Apogee’s first five years from 1998 through 2003, Mark left to gain valuable experience, and a change in climate, at Alaska DigiTel, a regional provider of cellular voice and data services.
While at DigiTel, Mark was part of a team that grew subscribers from 7,000 to 40,000 over 5 years. In 2008 the company was acquired by an Alaskan statewide telephone and cable operator, GCI, for $40 million. Post acquisition, Mark served as a Director for GCI overseeing voice and messaging products. With an institutional perspective on Apogee’s vision and more than a decade of telecommunications experience, Mark’s drive for organizational growth and scalability is well-suited to Apogee’s customers, employees, and leadership team.
Mark has a degree in Accounting from St. Edward’s University and has earned the designation of Certified Public Accountant.
Keesha is a start-up veteran with a broad range of HR experiences. At Apogee, she serves as the Vice President of Human Resources, where she leads the people strategy, focused on making good teams great.
Working at GoDaddy.com in Scottsdale, Arizona, Keesha led the training and recruiting teams at a time when the company doubled in size each year for six consecutive years. She then joined the co-founders of Art.com working in their venture incubator advising on people strategies for multiple pre-launch companies, and then joined Retail Me Not to help reorganize the recruiting department during their IPO.
She’s a Texas A&M Aggie, and when not at work she and her family are watching soccer or planning their next National Park adventure.
Kevin joined the Apogee team in March 2020. As Chief Operating Officer, Kevin provides leadership in driving operational excellence within the company and also focuses on leading strategy and strategic initiatives. Kevin leads a talented group focused on ensuring we have the right operations, processes, teams, and resources to serve our customers and meet their needs today and into the future.
Kevin comes to Apogee from Accruent where he most recently served as Chief of Staff, overseeing IT, Business Systems, Enterprise PMO, and Strategic Programs. Prior to his Chief of Staff role, Kevin served as General Manager of Telecom, VP of Business Operations, and VP of People and Talent. Prior to Accruent, Kevin held multiple Finance, Operations, and Strategy leadership roles at Dun & Bradstreet and Hoover’s Online.
Kevin has a BBA in Finance and an MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from The University of Texas at Austin.
Matt Loecke joined Apogee in 2013 and is responsible for sales strategy, business development, marketing, and day to day management of the Apogee sales organization.
Prior to joining Apogee, Matt worked as a sales strategy and management consultant to companies in technology, engineering, software, and pharmaceuticals, serving a diverse set of clients in North America and abroad. Previously, Matt served as VP of Sales for a collegiate media firm based in Chapel Hill, NC. In this capacity Matt was responsible for sales force management and development across 200+ campuses in 46 states.
Matt is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and the Young Executive Institute, Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.
Teresa de Onis is a 25-year Austin marketing veteran with expertise in integrated marketing, communications, and change management across multiple industries including semiconductors, distance learning systems, information technologies, and higher education. She transforms marketing and communications by combining strategy and storytelling to create and execute compelling and authentic marketing strategies, value propositions, communication plans, brand architectures, sales enablement plans and tools, campaigns, and customer experience journeys.
Teresa holds an MBA, BA, and certificate in change management, all from the University of Texas at Austin. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese and has worked and traveled abroad extensively. When not at work, she’s busy raising her daughter and money for the fight against pancreatic cancer.
Malcolm White joined the Apogee team in February 2018. As Vice President, White works closely with university leaders on how to best harness technology to achieve their strategic plans. Malcolm has over thirty years of sales, sales management, business development and client services experience in the corporate, healthcare and higher-education sectors.
Prior to Apogee, Malcolm worked at Huron Consulting Group (higher education’s largest consultancy) where he served higher education institutions in the areas of strategy, finance and operations, research and technology. During his nine years, he worked with over thirty universities to assist in developing, managing and executing the change needed to help them achieve their strategic plans.
Prior to Huron, White was a Senior Manager with Deloitte where he played a strategic role in the business development processes for Deloitte’s Enterprise Risk Services, Financial Advisory Services, and Tax functions.
White holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He currently serves on numerous committees and boards, including The Family Foundation Fund, Northeast Independent School District (San Antonio, TX.) Mentor Program and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Wendi Lisso works to introduce new services and technologies to the higher education community. Wendi also attends and exhibits at national and regional higher education conferences throughout the year, interacting with Housing, Business and IT officials across the country.
Prior to being hired at Apogee in 2005, Wendi spent more than ten years working in commercial and residential real estate sales. She also has experience in investor relations and special event planning.
John O’Brien joined Apogee in 2016 as its Regional Vice President for the Southeast Region. John works side-by-side with the Business Development and Client Service Managers to deliver an unparalleled managed service to our college and university partners. Prior to joining Apogee, John spent 18 years in the higher education space, most recently as president of a collegiate media and marketing firm serving over 250 colleges and universities.
John is a graduate of Appalachian State University and the Young Executive Institute, Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.
John resides in Chapel Hill, NC with his wife and two children.
Mark Flood joined Apogee in 2016 and is responsible for sales strategy, business development and day to day management of the Apogee sales organization within the Northeast. Prior to joining Apogee, Mark was a VP of Sales for a system integrations firm that specializes in managed services, mobility, video solutions, A/V integration, virtualization, unified communications, and data infrastructure solutions. Previously, Mark held senior executive and sales roles at BT Conferencing, Convergent Group, Cambridge Technology Partners, Keane Inc., United Engineers, and Southern New England Telephone Co.
Mark is a graduate of the University of Connecticut business school in Storrs, CT.
Pat Walsh joined Apogee in 2016 and is responsible for sales strategy, business development and day to day management of the Apogee sales organization within the Midwest.
Prior to joining Apogee, Pat spent 15 years at CDW. The vast majority of his time there was focused on Higher Education, most recently leading the Enterprise Networking Practice for public sector.
Pat received a BA from Bradley University and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
George Ragsdale joined the Apogee team in September 2018 and is responsible for the vision and strategy of the customer service delivery model, as well as, development of the common technology platform and integration strategy to support Apogee customers.
Prior to joining Apogee, George served as the CTO for Proactive Communications where he worked for 14 years before joining Apogee. George was responsible for the global operations of the company across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia where he was responsible for driving business value through the implementation of automated and repeatable business processes to ensure an optimal customer experience. While at Proactive Communications, George played an integral part in designing and building the global internet service offering for data, VoIP, security, and acceleration services for fortune 500 companies and government customers.
George has conducting undergraduate studies at McNeese State University, Trinity University, and Colorado Tech. He holds degrees in Computer Science and International Business. He also holds advanced degrees to include a dual focus MBA from Colorado Tech in Information Technology Management and Project Management. George also holds various certifications in multiple information technology and management disciplines including Project Management, Project Planning, Global Operations Management, and the administration of mission critical networks.
Bill Simcoe joined Apogee in 2017 as Vice President of Product Management and leads Apogee’s product strategy and roadmap development. Bill brings with him ten years of experience in services, software and hardware product leadership, most recently at Silicon Laboratories in Austin, TX. Bill has also held product management and engineering roles at Discover Financial Services and Motorola Semiconductor.
Bill holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and an MBA from The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.
Rob is a skilled technology professional with 15+ years of project management and construction experience in the student housing industry. As Vice President of Project Operations, he oversees a skilled team of project managers to ensure all network and video implementations are done effectively. Prior to Apogee, Rob was the director of technical services at American Campus Communities, the nation’s largest developer, owner, and manager of high-quality student housing. He oversaw the IT integration of more than 100 acquired properties totaling 65,000 beds across the United States. He also managed the design, implementation, and delivery of more than 30 student housing developments with over 25,000 beds. During his tenure, Rob developed a platform that maximizes service value while effectively tracking residents’ satisfaction and costs.
Rob began his career at Apogee, the nation’s largest provider of innovative on-campus residential networks, where as technical operations director, he developed standard procedures for determining potential project value and market expansion opportunities, along with the management skills required to handle major projects, such as the telecommunications infrastructure retrofit of a $6-million, 5,500-bed university.
With the vision to maximize budgetary goals while meeting residents’ expectations, Rob has built stalwart long-term relationships with numerous student housing owners, developers and higher-education institutions. He has a bachelor of arts in business administration from Southwestern University.
Jeanne Frawley joined Apogee in 2017 as Director of Business Development for Apogee. With over 20 years of higher education experience, Jeanne has worked in Enrollment Management, Housing, and on the business faculty of top-ranked universities. As founding director of The Sales Education Foundation, Jeanne partnered globally with universities to establish and expand their professional selling programs and to build a bridge between industry and academia.
Jeanne holds a both her BA and MSE from University of Dayton. She enjoys travel, mostly for the food, and works as an advisor for Retreat to Broadway, fortunately never taking the stage.
Jonnie joined Apogee in 2015 as Director of Business Development for the upper Midwest. Jonnie has spent the last twenty years in sales and management roles for both the financial services industry as well as the software industry. Jonnie is now responsible for developing the territory and expanding Apogee’s vision throughout the region, working closely with university and college leadership to provide solutions to meet the expectations of students on campus.
Jonnie has a B.A. in Marketing with a Sales and Marketing Emphasis from the University of Northern Iowa, and currently resides in the Minneapolis area.
Gerad Johnson leads strategy, marketing and sales for Apogee’s US, Mid-Atlantic Market. Gerad works closely with university administrators to ensure colleges and universities prepare for the demands of tomorrow’s student in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Prior to joining Apogee, Gerad held positions at Blackboard in Washington, D.C, and SAS in Cary, N.C. While at these organizations, his focus was on helping educational and financial institutions attract new clients and retention.
Gerad holds an M.B.A from Pfeiffer University and a B.S. in Marketing from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington where he also served as a Board of Trustee Member.
Mark joined Apogee after an extensive technical career. He has worked in various business and partner development roles with technology organizations like VMware/AirWatch. Mark’s most recent position was with an account-based sales startup company out of Atlanta Georgia, where he helped lead sales and operations.
Mark graduated from Austin Peay State University with a degree in Business Administration in 2003, and from American Intercontinental University with a Marketing MBA in 2012.
Mark is responsible for building relationships, educating on the value and expertise Apogee brings to Higher Education, and growing partnerships with colleges and universities within the states of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Mark resides in Woodstock, GA
Laurie joined Apogee in October 2014 with focus on Missouri, Illinois and Indiana markets, bringing over 25 years of experience in both higher education and account management. Laurie’s deep industry knowledge and commitment to customer satisfaction makes her a perfect fit for Apogee’s mission of providing strategic, cost-effective solutions to the higher-education community.
Most recently, she worked for Pearson Education in the Humanities and Social Sciences division. At Pearson, she held several positions in direct sales, sales management and training with the goal of helping schools develop long term goals for student success and retention. Prior to that, Laurie was a general manager and Director of Sales for Marriott Hotels and Resorts.
Laurie holds a B.A. in Journalism and Advertising from The University of Missouri.
Megan joins the Apogee team after 8 years in higher education sales in both software and hardware. She has spent her sales career in the east working with university and college leadership to enhance the teaching and learning experience through the use of innovative technology on campus. Megan is now responsible for developing the territory and expanding Apogee’s vision throughout the region, working closely with university and college leadership to provide solutions to meet the expectations of students on campus.
Prior to Apogee, Megan represented companies such as Turning Technologies, Apple and Blackboard. Megan holds a M.A. in History from Youngstown State University and currently resides in Ohio.
Lucas Seelig joins the Apogee team from CDW-G where he gained a wealth of knowledge around technology business drivers & trends seen within the Higher Education market.
Lucas enjoys the process of educating colleges & universities about the increasing popularity of Apogee’s service model as an effective, established method to meet or exceed the student demand & goals of the institution. Throughout the Northeast, he helps college and university administrators develop a long-term, strategic plan for network services.
Lucas holds a B.A in Marketing from SUNY Oswego and looks forward to once again being involved throughout the SUNY system, as well as the rest of the Northeast.
Bryan joined Apogee in January of 2017, after 6+ years at Dell Technologies. He held several roles within Dell, with his last 18 months serving as regional sales manager for the Southeast.
Bryan enjoys building relationships, educating on the value and expertise that we bring to Higher Education, and growing our partnerships with colleges and universities within the territory of Tennessee, Kentucky and Arkansas.
Bryan is a native of Nashville, TN and holds a B.A from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with degrees in Finance and Marketing.