Fanatical about experience and a true technology visionary, Mr. Ness has an extensive background in finance, leading technology companies as CEO, and driving growth as a Fortune Future 50 Company leader. Prior to accepting the opportunity to lead CommandLink, Mr. Ness was SVP and Channel Chief of GTT Communications, Inc (NYSE: GTT). At GTT, he established their indirect partner sales and operations strategy leading the business unit. His work included full ownership of the indirect channel program, building teams, growing partner relationships and driving significant sales volumes. During his tenure, GTT saw explosive revenue growth of almost $200 million in top line revenue. Before GTT, Mr. Ness founded and lead Telnes Broadband as CEO. Telnes was a premier telecom carrier and managed services provider offering MPLS private networks, cloud communications, security and network services. Networks for clients included recognizable brands such as Toyota, BJ’s Restaurant’s, California Pizza Kitchen and many more clients across a large variety of verticals. He revolutionized networking with Telnes, introducing the US market to multi-path voice and data auto-failover with quality of service-supporting up to quad levels of redundancy. Telnes Broadband was acquired by GTT Communications, Inc. for its high growth, innovative services, and massive indirect partner network. With a career ignited out of private equity, Mr. Ness continues to be involved in the private equity space directly investing in growth companies, advising and developing technology. As a family man, he loves to spend time with his wife and their growing family. He is passionate about fishing and always finds a reason for another boat. Mr. Ness is bi-coastal spending his time with family, boating and fishing on the shores of Washington State and Florida.

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