Dave Eckelbarger joined Tessco in July 2023 as the Chief Executive Officer. He is also currently serving as the CEO of Alliance HoldCo. Mr. Eckelbarger has 30 years of senior leadership experience across scaled distribution businesses in multiple industries. Prior to joining Tessco and Alliance HoldCo., Mr. Eckelbarger was the President of Brenntag Pacific from 2018 to 2022. Prior to this, he has held numerous leadership roles in a variety of functional areas for companies including Distribution International, Stericycle, Safety-Kleen, and more.
Mr. Eckelbarger received a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served in the United States Army with the 3rd Ranger Battalion and 82nd Airborne Division. He subsequently attended Harvard Business School where he received an MBA in Business Administration and Management.
Chief Financial Officer
David Young originally joined Tessco in 1999, and after some time away, made his return in July 2023 to his previously held role as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Young also served as Chief Financial Officer at Catalyte then Arena Analytics before rejoining the Tessco team. Mr. Young received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business and Management. He subsequently attended Harvard Business School where he completed the Advanced Management Program.
Tammy Ridgley joined Tessco in 1995 and currently serves as Senior Vice President, Customer Success and Vendor Management. In her role, she works closely with the best suppliers in the industry to build strong partnerships, go-to-market strategies, and deliver supply chain services. Those solutions are then integrated to meet customer needs across our broad customer channels. Previously, she held several leadership positions in Sales, Program Management, and Product Management.
Outside of her day-to-day responsibilities at Tessco, Ms. Ridgley also serves on the Board of Directors at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Foundation as the Chair of the Board of Affairs Committee, and at the World Trade Center Institute (WTCI) as a member of the Women Spanning the Globe Program Committee and Governance Committee. Ms. Ridgley attended the University of Baltimore.
Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Thad Lowe joined Tessco in 2020 and currently holds a dual role as the General Manager of the Ventev business and Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Tessco. Previously, Mr. Lowe held various leadership positions including his role at Airspan Networks as Head of Small Cell Solutions and Development and at Samsung Electronics America, where he served in a variety of roles including Vice President of Technology Solutions & Support and Vice President of Engineering and Network Services. Mr. Lowe received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Tulsa.
Group Vice President, Infrastructure, Security, & Operations
Tom Callahan originally joined Tessco in 2005, and after a short time away, made his return in 2022 and currently serves as Group Vice President, Infrastructure, Security, & Operations. Previously, Mr. Callahan was at PDI Technologies, where he was responsible for the product development and implementation of a managed security services solution. Before that, Mr. Callahan was the Assistant Vice President overseeing infrastructure and security at the Baltimore Life Insurance Company. Mr. Callahan holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems and Business Management from Towson University.
Group Vice President, Business Operations
Kurt Ferrara joined Tessco in 2014 and currently serves as Group Vice President, Business Operations. In his role, he is responsible for logistics, inventory control, quality, and facilities. Mr. Ferrara is focused on synergizing Tessco’s operation capabilities with our customers’ telecommunications needs. Before his current role, he served as Director and Team Leader in Operations and Logistics. Previously, he served in several management positions in Operations and Fulfillment.
Mr. Ferrara attended the University of Maryland where he received a bachelor’s degree from the Smith School of Business.
Group Vice President, E-Commerce
Anu Gupta joined Tessco in 2021 and currently serves as Group Vice President, E-Commerce. In her role, Ms. Gupta leads the team to build industry leading B2B E-Commerce capabilities that deliver accretive economics, improved operating margin, increased brand awareness, and industry growth. She is responsible for Tessco’s online business model, top-line revenue, and the profitability of the e-commerce channel.
Previously, Ms. Gupta held numerous leadership positions globally in E-commerce, digital transformation, and category management. Ms. Gupta holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a master’s degree in Business Administration.
Vice President & Treasurer
Cindy King has been with Tessco for more than 10 years and currently holds the Vice President and Treasurer position, responsible for Investor Relations, Treasury, Accounts Receivable, Credit and Financing Solutions, Sales Tax, Customer Post Sale Service and Contract Management, to name a few. Prior to Tessco, Ms. King was the Managing Director of Capital Markets for MBNA America Bank, managing corporate finance functions and the establishment of overseas banking operations, and for Maryland National Bank, during which time she implemented the derivatives trading operations, the institutional investor sales efforts, and the corporate foreign exchange risk management group. Ms. King holds a BS/BA from Bucknell University.
Group Vice President, CFD Systems Engineering & Operations
Steve Marshner joined Tessco in 2000 and currently serves as Group Vice President, CFD Systems Engineering & Operations. Prior to his current position, Mr. Marshner was a project manager and plant engineer. For 17 years, he focused on developing the Tessco’s Warehouse Management Systems and the associated third party and middleware software systems.
Previously, he was a production manager and plant engineer for a decorative injection-molding and assembly company specializing in automotive and commercial markets. Prior to that position, Mr. Marshner was a test engineer for a local R&D research firm specializing in smoke screening systems for the U.S. Army.
Vice President, National Carrier Sales & Business Development
Kelly Mavias is the Vice President of Sales for the Carrier Ecosystem at Tessco. She has been with Tessco for 13 years, starting as a Program Manager for the first 10 years, followed by her role as leader of the Program Management team. For the past three years, Ms. Mavias has been part of the Sales Leadership team. She is focused on building and executing on a strategy that delivers continuous growth within the carrier market.
Group Vice President, Program Management, Product Execution, Pricing & Analytics
Andrew Sapitowicz joined Tessco in 2015 and currently serves as Group Vice President, Program Management, Product Execution, Pricing & Analytics. In his career at Tessco, Mr. Sapitowicz has held several roles within the Vendor Management organization and now leads a cross-functional organization made up of the Program Management, Pricing, Analytics, and Product Execution teams. Mr. Sapitowicz received bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Accounting and Information Systems from Virginia Tech.
Vice President, Commercial Sales
Steve Schiech joined Tessco in July of 2015 and is currently the Vice President of Commercial Sales. Previously, he held multiple positions at Tessco, including Account Manager for the Private System Operator Market and Director of various sales regions. Mr. Schiech holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Virginia Tech.
Group Vice President, Corporate Controller
Justin Seda joined Tessco in 2021 and currently serves as Group Vice President, Corporate Controller. Prior to Tessco, Mr. Seda worked for two years at Personal Genome Diagnostics as assistant controller and six years in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Mr. Seda holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Towson University and is currently pursuing his MBA at Loyola University Maryland.
Group Vice President, Enterprise Applications
Brian Strickler originally joined Tessco in 2012, and after a short time away, made his return in 2022 and currently serves as Group Vice President, Enterprise Applications. Mr. Strickler has been in the enterprise applications industry for over 20 years, including nine years at Tessco with six of those years serving as Director of Enterprise Systems. In his current role, he is focused on aligning his organization with Tessco’s business initiatives and pushing the organization to the cutting edge of technology. Previously, Mr. Strickler served as the Director of ERP at McCormick & Company in a leadership role on their global SAP project. Mr. Strickler received master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Stevenson University.