President and Chief Executive Officer
Steve joined Westell in 2018 as President and Chief Executive Officer with more than 25 years of experience in executive leadership, new business development, and sales management. He came to Westell from Rise Broadband, a provider of fixed wireless services, where he served as Executive Vice President of Technology and Operations, responsible for strategic technology and product development. Prior to that, Steve was Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer at UNSi Inc., a business Internet provider, where he was responsible for developing and executing an M&A strategy that doubled revenue while significantly improving profitability. Steve also served as President and CEO of Cheetah Technologies and American Broadband, and was previously in senior management roles at Charter Business Networks and Charter Communications.
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Secretary
Tom joined Westell in 2013 as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Secretary, responsible for finance, IT, HR, legal, contracts, real estate, and corporate communications. Tom came to Westell from Tellabs, where he served as interim Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of Financial Operations, Vice President of Finance for North America, Director of Finance for Tellabs' product divisions, and Controller for the optical networking group. Prior to Tellabs, Tom served in various leadership roles at Andrew Corporation, Phelps Dodge, Otis Elevator, and United Technologies. He began his career in the finance organization at Sterling Drug. Tom serves as a Board Member for Sports Field Holding, Inc. (SFHI). He holds a Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and Operations Management from DePaul University, a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Hartford, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Villanova University. Tom is a Certified Public Accountant.
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales
J.J. joined Westell in 2005 as Regional Sales Vice President with responsibility for AT&T and assumed the role of Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, in 2016. During his tenure at Westell, J.J. served in a number of roles including Vice President, North American Sales. Prior to joining Westell, Swartwood served as a Director and Vice President of Sales at HyperEdge. J.J. earned a Bachelor of Arts in Telecom Management from DeVry University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Beloit College.