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Reginald Weiser
Chief Executive Officer

A native Montrealer, Reginald Weiser attended McGill University and received his electrical engineering degree from Technical University of Nova Scotia (now the engineering faculty of Dalhousie). He was awarded an honorary Doctorate Degree in Engineering by Dalhousie in May 1996. In 1970, he founded Positron Inc.; a Montreal based high technology Company which spawned many divisions including Positron Public Safety Systems Inc., Positron Access Solutions, Positron Power and Positron Telecommunication Systems Inc., of which he is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Weiser was honored as Bâtisseur de la Revue Commerce for entrepreneurship by École des Hautes Études Commerciales in December 1997 and was the recipient of the 1999 Quebec Entrepreneur of the Year award. Mr. Weiser was inducted as a Fellow to the Canadian Academy of Engineering in June 2005. Mr. Weiser is active in community affairs and holds various board memberships on charitable, cultural and professional organizations and companies. Mr. Weiser is currently active on the board of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, on the Advisory Council of Dalhousie University, and with the Advisory Council of the Pugwash Peace Exchange.

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Pierre Trudeau
President & CTO

Pierre Trudeau is a seasoned Networking and Technology Executive with over 30 years of experience. Pierre founded Colubris Networks, a leader in advanced Wi-Fi solutions for Wireless ISP, Carriers and Enterprises in March 2000. A successful exit took place when the company was sold to HP ProCurve in August 2008. He provided business and technology services to several companies until January 2013 when he joined Positron Access as its Chief Strategy Officer. In July 2013, Pierre took over as the President of Positron Access. Pierre was on the board of Coradiant from September 2009 until its acquisition by BMC in April 2011 and has been on the board of Accedian since March 2007. Mr. Trudeau holds 5 patents and is a recognized speaker at various networking and technology conferences.

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Rob Hockenstein
Chief Financial Officer

Rob Hockenstein is a graduate of McGill University (Bcomm and CPA) as well as holding an MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University. Rob spent seven years at EY in their entrepreneurial division as well as eight years at Richter Consulting in financial strategy and M&A. Most recently Rob spent nine years as CFO of an MRR & fintech company, and as head of strategy for a boutique management consulting and private investment group.

Jim Staheli

Jim Staheli
Senior VP, Sales North America

Jim is a seasoned Sales & Operations Executive in the Technology, Broadband & Networking Industry. Jim has 25 years of experience nurturing technology manufacturers from start-up to global market leaders. Prior to joining Positron Access in 2019, Jim was instrumental in helping both Advanced Fibre Communications (1993-1999) and Calix Networks (2000-2017) grow from pre-revenue startups to $400 million+ annual revenue and from private to public companies with successful IPOs. Mimosa, Jim’s third start-up, was acquired by Airspan in 2019. Jim is a veteran of both direct and channel sales models both in the US and internationally, with large and small customers in a multitude of telecom market segments. He also has significant sales operations experience including the implementation of CRMs, employee and customer portals, and all manner of back-office tools.

Peter Benisti

Peter Benisti
VP Business Development

Peter has over 25 years experience in telecommunications cyber security with various emerging technology companies. He has an impressive track record of building new revenue with telecom operators and enterprise accounts on a global scale and extensive experience in developing direct and channel marketing strategies. Previously Chief Marketing Officer at Simpler Networks, founder of Cyber Corporation, Managing Partner of iSimplifi and EVP of NHC Communications.

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Nathan Harrell
Vice President, Carrier Sales

A 30-year veteran of the Technology and Telecom Networking industry, Nathan Harrell has a history of successful executive sales management roles in companies ranging from start-up to Fortune 50.  His keen service provider business acumen has resulted in profitable partnerships with service providers of all sizes.