Executive Profiles

Eric Fogle, President and CEO

Eric Fogle, is an original co-founder of ShareTracker, the largest U.S. market research company dedicated to telecom market share and FlowShare measurement products and analytics, in a career filled with serial entrepreneurship and work for Fortune 100 companies in the telecom sector.

As president and CEO, Fogle is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business, business planning, client solutions and mergers and acquisitions.

Previously, Fogle served as founder and president of the Broadband Consulting Group that provided product and technology solutions to the broadband industry and, as CEO of BlueBird Network, created to carry out the building of rural fiber networks utilizing a federal broadband stimulus grant. In earlier work with Nielsen Mobile he served as vice president of product development and product leadership. Prior to this, he served as a director of broadband marketing with BellSouth Telecommunications, and various management roles within AT&T.

Fogle earned a bachelor and master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri – Columbia and an MBA in business from Emory University – Goizueta Business School.

Like any good engineer, Fogle is drawn to problems that have tangible and valuable solutions at their end. He also likes to get to them faster than the next guy, and improve them with every turn, which is the primary connection to his fascination with driving his Toyota MR2 Spyder on road tracks throughout the Midwest. While this driving diversion is by necessity circular, the off-track value of his speedy problem solving is more direct – custom innovations that give decision makers what they need to advance their business, and a drive to be better at every turn.

 

Ryan Verkamp, Chief Financial Officer

Ryan Verkamp joined ShareTracker, the largest U.S. market research company dedicated to telecom market share and FlowShare measurement products and analytics, in 2014 bringing years of experience in accounting and reporting, mergers and acquisitions, audit, and compliance to his role as chief financial officer.

As CFO, Verkamp is responsible for ShareTracker’s financial management and reporting. He also leads on contract management and participates in the due diligence review of acquisition targets’ financial models and coordinating HR compliance for employees operating out of a dozen states.

Verkamp previously served as director of finance and marketing for Bluebird Network, a leading telecommunications company delivering thousands of route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber optic connection throughout the Midwest. An adjunct professor of accounting information systems for the University of Missouri – Columbia, Verkamp also worked as an auditor with KPMG.

Verkamp currently serves as a volunteer in the community for The Crossing Kids, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri, Conservation Federation Missouri, as well as for the Boone County Council on Aging. Previously, he served as a volunteer guide benefitting the Conservation Fund of Alaska.

A CPA, Verkamp earned his master of accountancy degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

A licensed pilot and avid outdoorsman, his childhood ambition to work for a company that let him operate a backhoe fell to the wayside when he realized he had a facility for math and an interest in marketing and management. Off the job when he isn’t out hunting with his bird dog Ali or fly fishing on a beautiful stretch of river, he and his wife Laura have their hands full raising their two kids at home in Columbia, Missouri.

 

Jerome-Baccelli, Chief Technology Officer

Jerome Baccelli relaunched ShareTracker with Eric Fogle, president, in 2011, after success as a telecom engineering executive in the mobile telephony industry in both start up and Fortune 100 organizations.

As chief technology officer for ShareTracker, Baccelli is responsible for all product development technology, including development customized to a client’s specifications, that delivers the granular level data decision makers use for network planning and capital deployment, market segmentation, market share and FlowShare in the wireless and wireline segments.

Formerly vice president of engineering at Nielsen, Baccelli also served in management and engineering roles with Nielsen Mobile, Telephia and Cisco. He started his engineering career at Orange, then Vodafone and Verizon Wireless. Most recently, Baccelli was chief technology officer of Broadband Consulting Group. Over his career, he has co-authored multiple patents, mixing network engineering and market research, and has been a speaker at nationwide telecom events such as CTIA.

Baccelli earned a master’s in electrical engineering from the Institut national des Telecommunications in Evry, France.

A native of France, Baccelli always thought he would be doing something creative related to engineering. With a career start building networks for wireless carriers in France, he soon moved on using his skills and knowledge internationally then for Verizon in the U.S. and eventually went to Telephia, at the time the U.S. leader in telecom market research. An acquisition of Telephia by Nielsen brought Baccelli and Fogle together and the rest is making history.

 

James F. Kenny, Senior Vice President – Sales, Marketing and Business Development

Jim Kenny has over 42 years of broad industry knowledge and executive level experience in establishing business strategies, developing market opportunities and improving bottom line financial performance in high technology communications firms. Jim has held various executive level positions with NYNEX/Verizon, AT&T/Bell Labs, Nortel Networks and GeoResults.

Jim was initially with the NYNEX/Verizon Corporation for 26 years where he held a number of executive level positions in Engineering, Network Administration, Operations, Market Planning, Business Development, and Corporate Strategy in both their Regulated and Unregulated subsidiaries including their Wireless Communications division and their Video Services and Computer/PBX Reseller divisions. At AT&T/Bell Labs, Jim was a leader in the design and implementation of the first generation of Bell System’s network administration, network surveillance and capacity management systems. Following NYNEX/Verizon, Jim joined Nortel Networks as a General Manager of Sales and Marketing in Australia/New Zealand and as a Senior Director in the Optical Marketing division in North America. For the last 12 years, Jim has been with GeoResults as a Senior Vice President responsible for their Sales, Marketing and Business Development activities.

Jim holds a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College and a Masters in Business Administration from Fordham University. Jim also has post-graduate executive certificates from Columbia University and the Center for Creative Leadership.

 

Guy Williams, Vice President – Information Services

Guy Williams has 25 years experience in Windows/Mac system administration and database design, development, and administration. He has built database systems for IBM, Georgia Tech, Nortel Networks and GeoResults. He has advanced experience in big data analytics and business intelligence technology and tools, such as Alteryx and DataLever.

Guy in his current position has streamlined information systems to reduce typical production turnaround time from ten days to one. He has conceived, implemented, and maintained a million dollar data center. He has developed productized market intelligence reports gleaned from 5 terabytes of raw consumer, commercial, and telecommunication data sets.

Guy holds a Bachelors degree in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech.

Specialties: Alteryx, DataLever, Microsoft SQL, Project Management, Team-Directed Management, Time-To-Market Principles, Success Coaching and Personal Leadership

 

Mark Amato, Vice President – GIS

Mark’s telecommunications career began in the early 1990’s, when he was managing tactical radio and telephone networks for United States Army Infantry units. His transition to a civilian career coincided with the dawning of the multi-player, multi-media telecommunications market of the 21st Century. Mark quickly established expertise in the analysis of innumerable market intelligence sources against key geospatial infrastructure elements. In this capacity, he has performed key business roles for a variety of emerging service providers.

Mark’s association with GeoResults began as a customer in 2003, when he purchased GeoResults National Wire Center Boundaries for his employer. Mark officially joined the GeoResults team in 2010. He now proudly manages GeoResults Wire Center Boundaries and our overall suite of Telecommunications Boundary products. He is committed to the continued development of new business intelligence solutions, and ensuring all GeoResults customers’ experiences are as great as his own.

Mark holds a holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago.