Paul A. Diesu

Paul has been a proven leader in the industry for close to 30 years. By planning growth strategies built around long term client relationships and internal team building techniques, Paul has been able to achieve accelerated revenue growth both organically and through mergers and acquisitions. Paul has been happily married for 25 years with 3 wonderful children. When not busy running Forerunner Technologies Paul enjoys staying physically, mentally, spiritually and socially active, his varied interests include volunteering his time to various civic organizations and philanthropy.

Michael Viola

With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Mike is responsible for driving organizational improvements as well as implementation of best practices in the IT, Engineering, and Financial departments. He also guides the team to ensure peak performance and efficiency in all areas. Mike likes to spend time with his family. He enjoys many outdoor activities such as boating, camping, and riding his motorcycle.

Rick Taylor
EVP of Sales & Marketing

With over 20 years of sales experience in the industry, Rick is currently responsible for all sales and marketing decisions. He accomplishes desired outcomes by effectively communicating our goals and objectives both internally and externally. Since joining Forerunner Technologies in 2013 the company has experienced double digit growth year over year. When not working, Rick enjoys spending time with his wife, children, family and friends.

Christopher Gibbons
EVP of Business Development

Chris has helped thousands of clients across multiple industries improve and manage their telecommunications systems with innovative solutions. He is currently in charge of identifying strategic partners to enhance product offerings and providing opportunities for current sales force to engage more accounts. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and playing golf.

Brian McNay
Director of Process Management

Brian has helped lead many successful business integrations and has a great ability to develop processes that allow our business to be flexible enough to ensure our customers satisfaction. In his spare time, Brian loves to fish and spend time with his children.

Maryanne Koubek
Director of Finance

Maryanne feels at home in the often chaotic, multi-tasking environment of an accounting department. You never know what may surface each day and she takes every challenge head on. In the past, Maryanne worked as an Assistant Controller at a company in the food industry. There, she was best known for her collection strategies and her excellent problem solving skills. In her free time, Maryanne heads straight to the beach. Any beach, any place, any time of the year. She has passed that love onto her children who love to accompany her anytime.

Ed Shiksnis
Director of Operations

Ed brings to Forerunner over 15 years’ experience leading organizations to fiscal and overall operational excellence. At Forerunner, Ed leads many of our departments including the New York government field service team, fleet, purchasing, warehouse and facilities. A student of Lean Six Sigma, Ed applies this methodology to all aspects of our business in order to minimize waste and maximize the overall customer experience. When Ed isn’t hard at work refining and improving on our overall operational efficiency, you can find him playing ice hockey or spending quality time with his wife and daughter.

Anthony Longo
Director of Sales
Managed Services

As an accomplished sales professional with 20 years of telecommunications and IT experience, Anthony brings extensive knowledge in consultative sales — with a focus in voice and data solutions. Responsible for building C-Level relationships in an effort to execute their global strategic plans with a team of sales, service, and solution engineers to ensure account growth and optimum customer satisfaction. He consistently generates new business, while growing a revenue stream within a base of strategic Enterprise accounts. Proven track record of meeting and/or exceeding sales targets. His specialties include: generating new business, implementing a strong pattern of repeat sales and client loyalty, consistently exceeding quota, and strong team building / leadership skills.

Chuck Davenport
Director of Sales – West

With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Chuck is responsible for government sales to include Federal, State and Municipalities. In the education sector, Chuck focuses on providing technology to higher education.  He also manages the West Region as the Director of Sales. Chuck likes to spend time with his family and playing golf.