Executive Team

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Von Bedikian

CEO, President and Founder of GBH Communications

Von started GBH in 1986 to provide Enterprise clients with cutting edge collaboration solutions designed to enhance productivity and improve customer service. As the company grew over the next 28 years, Mr. Bedikian and GBH became synonymous with providing innovative tools including Unified Communications, Video Conferencing and Managed Services. In 2005, he created TechShield Services an award winning technical solutions team dedicated to creating, installing and managing collaborative Telepresence systems, infrastructure equipment and complex Audio/Visual solutions.
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Jose De La Paz

Chief Operations Officer

Jose joined GBH in September 2014 and brings with him a deep knowledge of the telecommunications, video collaboration, networking and managed services industry. As COO, he oversees and plans all aspects of the firms operational policies, business development, and technical initiatives.  Jose has over 15 years of experience in technology and has served in leadership roles in respected organizations like, British Telecom, Infonet and InternetConnect. His expertise will provide GBH Communications with an opportunity to develop deploy and provide additional products and services for clients in the future.
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Jim Fairweather

EVP, Global Sales

Jim Fairweather is the EVP Global Sales at GBH Global Services. Jim brings over 25 years of intimate knowledge of IT, UC, SaaS/Cloud and Pro AV to the market. As EVP of Global Sales, Jim is the strategic head of all sales operations within the organization which includes strategic planning, implementation of sales initiatives, and building strong professional relationships within and outside the organization.

With almost 20 years of working experience in the video telepresence and unified communications industry, Jim has held numerous sales executive and management positions at Hewlett Packard, Polycom, Vidyo, PictureTel, Yamaha, MCI WorldCom, Honeywell Bull, and Stratus Computer. His expertise will provide GBH Global Services with an opportunity to maximize sales and deliver profitable growth in the future.

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Michael Laurin

Director of Solutions Architecture

Michael Laurin is the Director of Solutions Architecture at GBH Communications. In this role Mr. Laurin is responsible for all pre-sales and post-sales engineering processes as well as developing new technology strategies within GBH and for our Fortune 500 clients. Michael specializes in designing complex collaboration solutions utilizing the most advanced UC technology that help GBH clients collaborate more efficiently.

Mr. Laurin comes to GBH with over 15 years combined experience in all aspects of product management including new product launches, product marketing and research and development. As Category Manager with West Marine Products, Mr. Laurin focused on managing relationships with multiple vendors, analyzing product trends to create yearly business strategies and identifying new product opportunities. While at GN Netcom/Jabra, Mr. Laurin acted as Product Manager for new headset solutions. Mr. Laurin holds a Bachelors Degree from St. Mary’s College of California.

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Paul Velusamy

Vice President of Marketing
Paul is an experienced, revenue-centric marketing and product management executive with a passion for driving business and product strategy with out-of-the-box marketing and customer acquisition strategies. His 20+ years of experience spans startups and Fortune 500 companies where he has held leadership roles in successfully transforming marketing organizations. Paul has been instrumental in development and launch new services, enterprise software and SaaS solutions at industry leaders, including Lockeed Martin, Sun Microsystems, ClearChannel and Vaau.

David Berman

Director of Finance

David joined GBH Communications in August of 2016, as Director of Finance, in this role he will oversee all aspects of the company’s financial reporting, giving direction to the accounting department, and will advise on future growth opportunities.

Mr. Berman comes to GBH with 25+ years of experience as a C.P.A in both public accounting and the private sector. His positions ranged from Chief Financial Officer to Financial Controller for the following industries commodities, healthcare, non-profit and entertainment, including SEC reporting, Budgeting for numerous departments , royalty reporting, corporation tax preparation, migration of various accounting software and cash flow forecasting.

Stacy Yacono

Director of Order Management

As Director of Order Management at GBH Communications, Stacy Yacono is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the fulfillment process. As a key member of the GBH Executive Team, Ms. Yacono plays an integral role in managing key relationships with vendors, manufacturers and service providers. 
 
Stacy Yacono brings over 20 years of corporate accounting, operations and customer service experience to GBH Communications. Ms. Yacono started her career in the banking industry where she excelled in budget analysis and fiscal management. Prior to joining GBH, Ms. Yacono worked in multiple capacities at CommuniTech Inc. including Credit Manager, Accounting Manager and Warehouse Manager. In 2005, GBH purchased CommuniTech and Ms. Yacono joined the GBH team as a Purchasing Manager.