Peter Giacalone, Co-Founder & Chairman
Mr. Peter Giacalone is the Co-Founder and Chairman of ITG Communications LLC and is responsible for the overall strategic vision of the Company. He is also the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Trident Advisors, a private investment group specializing in U.S. and international acquisitions targeting the cable and telecommunications industry. Previously, Mr. Giacalone served as Executive Chairman of NASDAQ traded UniTek Global Services, Inc. from January 2010 to January 2012 and as President from July 2008 to January 2010. Mr. Giacalone has significant experience in finance, business development, acquisitions and integration. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of NASDAQ and TSX traded 180 Connect Inc. from March 2005 to August 2008, when it was sold to DIRECTV. Prior to March 2005, he served as Executive Vice President for Customer Satisfaction at DIRECTV Inc. and was responsible for all of DIRECTV operations relating to home services, call center and supply-chain operations. From March 1997 to December 2003, he served as Vice President of Finance for The News Corporation Limited. He holds his MBA and BA from Adelphi University.
Michael Brooks, Co-Founder & President
Mr. Michael Brooks is the Co-Founder and President of ITG Communications LLC and is responsible for the daily operations of the Company. Prior to founding ITG, Mr. Brooks served as President of FTS USA, a division of UniTek Global Services, from January 2008 to February 2013 and was responsible for building it into a national cable fulfilment and construction service provider with $120 million in revenue. Mr. Brooks has a 20-year history in the Cable industry, starting his career as an installer and progressively working his way into senior management positions. He ultimately founded and built Helm CATV Services, a company he owned and operated until it was sold to UniTek Global Services in 2008.
Troy McClendon, Partner, Strategy & Business Development
Mr. Troy McClendon is a partner in ITG Communications, Inc. and is responsible for Strategy and Business Development, where he brings over 20 years of management and sales experience. Prior to ITG, Mr. McClendon was the founder and President of EGIS Systems, LLC, a Compliance and Managed IT Security Services Company. From 1996 to 2009, Mr. McClendon served as co-founder and President of Everest Technologies, a consulting company that was an early adopter of the important role IT security was going to play in protecting companies’ assets. Since 1996, Mr. McClendon has owned and strategically led service based companies, successfully growing revenue and profitability. In 2013, Mr. McClendon sold EGIS Systems, LLC, known today as Fortified Health Solutions, to a nationally recognized Healthcare based consulting company.
Jerry Taylor, Vice President of Operations
Mr. Jerry Taylor is the Vice President of Operations of ITG Communications LLC and is responsible for daily operations, training and technology development as well as the overall IT infrastructure of the Company. Prior to joining ITG, Mr. Taylor served as Vice President of Operations of FTS USA, a division of UniTek Global Services, from October 2010 to September 2014, where he had previously served as Senior Director of Operations from 2008.
Prior to FTS USA, Mr. Taylor served as Vice President of Operations of Helm CATV Services from 2004 to 2008 managing the company’s aggressive growth while successfully implementing technology, centralized call center, and billing solutions. He has over 16 years in the cable industry starting his career as a technician and working his way into senior management.