Management Team

Andy Coan, Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer

Andy Coan is a 20 year telecommunications industry veteran who co-founded Splice Communications in 2002, with the goal of providing superior network solutions for customers that depend on data-rich applications in today's Internet economy. Since then, Mr. Coan has positioned Splice as one of the fastest growing companies in the country. Prior to Splice, Mr. Coan served in an executive management role for three years at Telseon IP Services, (acquired by OnFiber Communications, and is now Century Link Communications, Inc.). At Telseon, Mr. Coan was responsible for its largest Carrier and Strategic partnerships, which include industry giants comprised of AT&T, Sprint, Exodus Communications, Cable & Wireless, Savvis, WorldCom, and Internap. Prior to Telseon / OnFiber, Mr. Coan worked for eight years in diverse sales and management roles at MCI / WorldCom. Mr. Coan also serves on the Boards of Pacific Business Centers and Bridge Works, Inc. in San Mateo, California. He holds a BS degree in Psychology and a Minor in Business from San Jose State University.

Scott Bischoff, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Scott Bischoff oversees corporate operations for Splice. He brings more than twenty years of experience in operations and financial management. Among his responsibilities are sales management, human resource policies and procedures, accounts receivable and payable, all financials and P&L accountability. Prior to joining Splice, Mr. Bischoff worked in multiple industries including corporate retail, software / technology, and corporate franchise. For seven years he was the District Manager of Operations / Finance for DHE Inc. Mr. Bischoff has also held management positions at CrossCommerce and Fortune 100 companies including Southland Corporation and ServiceMaster Corporation. He holds a BA degree in Communications from California State University at Chico and an MBA from St. Mary's College of California.

Eileen Warner, Director of Service Operations and Carrier Relations

Eileen Warner brings more than 20 years of experience in the communications industry, as well as extensive knowledge of business management and customer service to her role as Director of Service Operations and Carrier Relations at Splice. Since joining the team in 2007, Ms. Warner has been responsible for service implementation, customer support and maintenance for all Splice customer accounts. Before joining Splice, Ms. Warner held several operational positions at MCI / Verizon, including senior service manager, regional business manager and implementation manager. Prior to MCI, she was communications manager at Telos Corporation. Her education is in Business Management and Communications.

Natalia Rowland, Director of Pricing and Carrier Development

Natalia Rowland brings more than 12 years of pricing and management experience to her role as Director of Pricing and Carrier Development at Splice. Ms. Rowland is responsible for developing and maintaining close partnerships with vendors and carriers by establishing new product offerings, pricing and strategic contract execution. Prior to Splice, Ms. Rowland served as Project Manager for Invesco Mutual Funds, where she was responsible for managing multi-million dollar renovation projects. Before Invesco, she held purchasing and leadership positions with companies including Sam Houston State University, A&M Supply and Continental Airlines. Her education is in Business Administration.

 

Advisory Board

Matt Jones, Chief Executive Officer, CloudShield Technologies

Matt Jones brings twenty-five years of multi-disciplined management to CloudShield Technologies from the communications, security, networking, and storage industries. Prior to joining CloudShield, he served as CEO of Allocity, a provider of application-specific storage management software for managing Microsoft Exchange databases. Before Allocity, Mr. Jones was COO of Excite@Home and CEO of Lipstream Networks. Mr. Jones also worked for Sprint, where he held several executive positions, including VP of National Sales for Sprint PCS, SVP and General Manager for Sprint Canada, and Chief of Staff. He started his career at AT&T. Mr. Jones received his bachelor's degree from Miami University and his MBA from the University of Michigan.

Brian Mackin, Sr. Manager, Business Development, Nokia Corporation

Brian Mackin brings twenty-plus years of technology management experience to Splice's Advisory Board. Currently, as a Senior Manager in Nokia's Business Development organization, he focuses on strategic alliances and technology licensing matters for Nokia's worldwide mobile devices organization. Prior to Nokia, Mr. Mackin was part of Sun Microsystems' Corporate Development and Finance organizations.  During his sixteen-year tenure at Sun, Mr. Mackin’s roles included strategic business development, financial and contract management, and he played a key role in Sun’s acquisition of several technology companies. Prior to Sun, he was a part of the finance organization at Loral Aerospace Corporation. Mr. Mackin holds a BS in Managerial Economics from the University of California at Davis, and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

Michael McHale, CEO, TeleSys Communications

Michael J. “Mac” McHale is a respected leader and professional operator in the telecommunications industry. As a senior operating executive, Mac is recognized for his ability to create successful outcomes in complex and challenging situations. During his 30 year career he has held senior management and “C” level positions in some of the most recognizable U.S. telecommunications/technology companies including IBM, AT&T, MCI/WorldCom, XO Communications, Hawaiian Tel and OpenRange Communications. He has led companies at all stages from startup and turn-around through established growth and maturity. Mac has held CMO, CTO, COO and CEO roles in successful ventures.

Mac’s experience encompasses the complete spectrum of wireless, wire-line broadband network technologies, long haul networks, local access networks and CPE with proven abilities in service delivery to business and consumer markets. In addition, Mac has managed across all functions of a business to include sales/marketing, operations/engineering, technology, customer care and financial management. His well-rounded background and nimble strategic mind have been instrumental in negotiating and securing multi-million dollar investments from both the private equity markets and the U.S. government.

Whether building, fixing, optimizing or leading change Mac motivates and inspires teams to peak level of performance with his rare ability to blend strategic leadership with hands on operational management. Industry knowledge and relationships, clear vision, thoughtful planning, and bold action have been the hallmarks of his successful career.