the people behind our platforms
Every part of your iconectiv experience, from solutions to service, begins with the market-proven know-how of our team—some of the most respected leaders in the telecommunications industry. We’re talking about individuals with decades of experience working at the cutting edge of voice and data connectivity. Collectively, the members of our leadership team offer you a level of expertise that is unmatched in the industry. Their credentials are your assurance of satisfaction. Their innovative thinking will keep you ahead of the curve.
Chief Executive Officer
Richard Jacowleff is Chief Executive Officer of iconectiv. As the authoritative partner of the communications industry for more than 30 years, iconectiv’s market-leading solutions enable the interconnection of networks, devices, and applications for more than two billion people every day.
Jacowleff began his career with Bell Laboratories in 1981. Since then he has held a series of technical and executive positions at iconectiv, formerly Bellcore, most recently as President of the Interconnection Solutions Business. In these leadership roles, he was responsible for product realization, engineering, and business results in the 125 global markets in which Interconnection Solutions operated.
Jacowleff also led iconectiv's expansion in the emerging economies of the world and into a market leader of mobile number portability clearinghouse services. Jacowleff, who is a co-author of a US patent related to distributed data base technology, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from New York Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Computer Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Jamie Oliver is the Chief Financial Officer for iconectiv. He is responsible for the company’s global financial organization including accounting, tax, treasury and financial planning and analysis.
Oliver is a seasoned financial executive with more than 30 years of experience transforming and building strong finance teams for high growth technology companies. He previously held finance positions at leading telecommunications companies including Global Crossing and Cable and Wireless and held CFO positions at several private equity back technology firms.
Oliver holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Economics from Saint Anselm College and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Tara O'Neill Diaz, General Counsel at iconectiv, is responsible for the global legal affairs of the company. Diaz joined iconectiv, then Bellcore, in 1997 and held several positions in the legal department, including Executive Director of Contract Management and Senior Counsel. In these roles, she worked closely with the Interconnection Solutions Business in the negotiation and execution of contracts and the establishment of foreign entities to support the delivery of its products and services globally.
Diaz holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham College at Lincoln Center, where she graduated summa cum laude, a J.D from Brooklyn Law School, and is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey.
Michael O’Brien is Chief Product Officer at iconectiv. He is responsible for executing on the company’s strategy and driving new pathways of sustainable growth for the company.
An experienced industry veteran, O’Brien has more than 30 years of experience in the mobile communications industry. He most recently served as Group Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development at Syniverse, where he focused on product and geographic expansion to support the company’s strategic priorities.
O’Brien was recently named one of the Top 25 Most Influential People in the Roaming and Interconnect Industry by Rocco Research. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science Degree from the University of Virginia, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Michael Iwanoff, Chief Information Security Officer at iconectiv, leads the Global Information Security organization and is responsible for building and implementing enhanced security policies, standards, and technology controls and establishing security strategy and direction for the company.
With more than 19 years of experience in IT Risk and Security, Iwanoff has successfully built and implemented comprehensive IT Security, Risk and Compliance programs for global organizations. His professional experience spans telecom and financial services at leading organizations including AIG, Barclays, Comcast, and AT&T. Prior to his current position, he served as the Vice President -- Chief Security Officer for the Property Casualty division of AIG, a global financial business. Iwanoff is a member of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force
Iwanoff holds a Bachelor of Science degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology in Computer Science, and is currently pursuing his Masters of Science degree in Information Systems Assurance. He has also earned numerous security certifications, including CISSP, CISM, CISA, and CRISC.
Peter Ford is the Executive Vice President, Sales for iconectiv. He oversees the company’s sales efforts and expansion strategies across the globe.
Ford is an experienced senior executive in the technology and communications sectors, with more than 15 years of emerging markets experience. He previously served as the Managing Director, EMEA, Service Provider Transformation Group at Cisco Systems, where he developed partnerships with some of the largest global telecommunications players on issues such as IoT, NFV/SDN, Big Data/Analytics and Network Convergence and Security.
Ford is a founding member of the ICT advisory board for Wymondham College, the largest state boarding school in the UK. His role on the board involves helping educators navigate ICT strategy and deployment issues.
Kathy Timko, Head of the Local Number Portability Administration (LNPA) Services at iconectiv, is responsible for the U.S. Number Portability business for the company. In this position, she oversees all aspects of developing, transitioning, launching, and operating iconectiv's LNPA service as the number portability provider for the US Telecommunications industry.
Timko has more than 25 years of experience in telecommunications and technology companies. She holds several Advisory Board roles, including Rutgers CX, and served as an Executive in Residence at Columbia University’s Technology Ventures group. In 2009, Timko was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Canoe Ventures, LLC, a joint venture of the six largest cable companies, and became interim CEO in 2011. Before joining Canoe, Timko held several senior management positions at IDT Telecom, including COO and CTO. She was appointed to the IDT Telecom Board of Directors in 2001 and served as an independent director on the board of Motionbox from 2006 to 2010.
Timko holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Boston University.
Steve Tang is Vice President, Engineering, Delivery and Project Management for iconectiv. He is responsible for consolidated software development, quality assurance, system/usability engineering and project management across all platforms.
Tang is a seasoned professional with more than 20 years of experience developing highly scalable, robust products that enable the seamless interconnection of devices, applications and networks globally. He also has extensive experience in quality assurance and project management. He previously held positions at leading telecommunications companies, including Motorola.
Tang holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Rutgers University.
Sharon Oddy, Vice President, Marketing/Corporate Communications, iconectiv, is responsible for global marketing and internal and external communication initiatives globally, including corporate messaging, brand management, public relations, analyst relations, events and digital strategy, and internal and external communications.
Oddy brings more than 25 years of experience implementing marketing communications initiatives, most recently leading social and digital communication initiatives at Verizon Wireless. Previously, she served as executive director, Corporate Communications at Telcordia, where she was responsible for the company's global communications strategy.
Oddy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kean University and is a Certified Industry Analyst Professional.
Rosemarie Motusesky is Head of Human Resources for iconectiv. In this position, she is responsible for implementing human resources policies and strategies globally, including talent management, employee relations, compensation and benefits, training and development.
Motusesky began her career at iconectiv, then Bellcore, serving in various roles in the finance and human resources departments. During her tenure, she provided learning solutions that increased employee productivity and skills and implemented strategic value-based benefits that increased employee options while reducing corporate liability. She is a long-time contributor to the Fairleigh Dickinson University financial planning certificate program, assisting in educating students on economics, insurance, investing and the fundamentals of financial planning.
A Certified Financial Planner™ certificant and Certified Employee Benefits Specialist, Motusesky earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Rutgers University and her Master of Science degree in Management from New Jersey Institute of Technology.