Steve has nearly 30 years of leadership experience in the technology sector. Before coming to ReCellular, Steve served as Senior Vice President of Strategy, Marketing and Business Development at Solectron, where he gained extensive finance, sales and executive management experience. Steve joined Solectron when a company he founded, Sequel Inc., was acquired by Solectron. As founder of Sequel, Steve first served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 1990, and subsequently served as Chief Executive Officer until 1999. In his role as Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Sequel, Steve was responsible for all marketing, account management, program management and customer service functions. While serving as CEO at Sequel, Steve’s responsibilities included management of the company’s operational and financial activities.
Earlier in his career, Steve was Vice President of Sales and Marketing at AT&T’s Data Communications Product group, where he realigned sales forces, reduced product set, and distinguished himself by growing non-AT&T products for the first time in three years. Before his tenure with AT&T, Steve was President of IMPL, a UNIX parable systems product company.
In 1985, Steve founded Future International, a UK-based start-up, where served as President and Chief Executive Officer until 1989. Prior to founding Future International, Steve served as President of the Communications Group at Memorex/Burroughs – where he worked with many of his colleagues who would later join him at Sequel. He has also held various financial management positions at Rockwell International and Inland Steel Co.
Steve holds bachelors degrees in Economics and Finance from the University of Nebraska, and is a certified public accountant.
Mr. Petzold is a Certified Public Accountant with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and has over 20 years experience raising capital and leading growth and operational strategy of companies. Mr. Petzold has a breadth of knowledge and demonstrated leadership across all functional components of many companies including operations, sales and marketing, finance and production.
Prior to joining ReCellular, Inc., Mr. Petzold held roles as a Chief Financial Officer for a $250M mobile telecommunications Company in Wisconsin, as the Managing Partner of a start-up Automotive Systems Integrator in Southfield, Michigan, as Executive Vice President and General Manager of a $190M Enterprise Systems Integrator in Troy, Michigan, as a Corporate Controller of a $360M Automotive Tooling Integrator in Detroit, Michigan and practiced as a CPA with Plante & Moran, LLP in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
ReCellular welcomed Adele to the team in 2006, when she began her tenure as the Director of Human Resources. Adele is responsible for leading all aspects of human resources worldwide including talent acquisition and retention, workforce training and development, employee compensation and benefits, policy development and all other corporate administrative services. She was promoted to Vice President Global Human Resources and Corporate Administration in 2009, and again most recently to Chief Administrative Officer in recognition of further expansion of her role.
Adele also served as the Director of Global Organizational Development, North American Human Resources and Administration, for a global telecommunications firm. While in this role, Adele had overall financial and operating responsibility for the Corporate Administrative Services Operating Unit for all North American locations. She successfully managed all aspects of human resources and administration, transforming the role of human resources from an administrative cost center to one of a truly global strategic business partner.
Adele holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University. She is also a graduate of the Disney Executive Leadership Institute. Adele is committed to enriching her community and is an active supporter of the Huron Valley Humane Society and has served as Vice President on The Board of Directors of SOS Community Services, a non-profit charitable organization serving the needs of homeless families in Washtenaw County.
Woody joined the ReCellular leadership team as Vice President E-commerce in May of 2012.
Anderson comes to ReCellular with nearly two decades of management experience in e-commerce, operations and finance for recognizable brands such as Fossil, Ultra Stores and Arthur Andersen.
Most recently he served as Director, Cross Channel Solutions and Account Management, for Acquity Group - a leading digital agency and provider of end-to-end digital strategy, creative design and technology solutions. While with Acquity Group Woody oversaw the design, development and implementation of best-in-class digital customer experiences. Additionally, Woody supported digital solutions for clients in the retail and manufacturing industries.
Earlier in his career Woody served as Managing Director & CFO at Edge Asset Management, a commercial property and operations holding company in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Woody earned an MBA, with a concentration in Innovation and Management, from Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, in 1998. Prior to that Woody attended the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated in 1995. While at University of Pennsylvania Wood earned a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School and also a B.A in Sociology from The School of Arts and Sciences.
John joined ReCellular in 2009 and brings over 30 years of management experience acquired at IBM, Solectron, Signal Holdings and Jabil. For the last 12 years of his career John has been at the general management level within the electronics service industry.
John's service sector experience has been in the rapid growth / international environment where he has supporting the repair, refurbishing and fulfillment of circuit boards, hard drives, laptops, game boxes and mobile phones. John has worked closely with diverse clients like IBM, Hewlett Packard, Compaq, Dell, Cisco Systems, Verizon, and Microsoft.
John holds a Bachelors Engineering Degree in Industrial Administration from San Jose State University.
Eric Forster is the longest tenured ReCellular team member, having named the company and been on board since the founding in 1991. During his tenure Mr. Forster has been responsible for all domestic and international sales, procurement of wireless handsets, customer service and new business development for both the domestic and international markets.
During his 20+ years with the company, Mr. Forster has established numerous strategic relationships for sales and product procurement. These key relationships include AT&T Wireless, Sprint, Verizon Wireless and numerous other carriers, MVNOs and OEMs. In the early growth years of the company, Mr. Forster was instrumental in growing ReCellular revenues from $700,000 to $14M in just three short years.
Mr. Forster’s other responsibilities with ReCellular have included maintaining sales and procurement policies and procedures, departmental and organizational development and strategic planning. Mr. Forster has been instrumental in leading environmental efforts in all of the company’s procurement and distribution channels.
Mr. Forster is currently spearheading a team to develop new products and services that will extend the reach of ReCellular in the industry. His new initiatives support the company’s leadership position in the secondary wireless industry, while creating new revenue and profit streams to strengthen future growth.
Mr. Forster holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Administration from Eastern Michigan University, and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He is a recognized speaker at many industry conferences globally and is very influential in the secondary wireless marketplace. He is active in his community and has served as a member of the Board of Directors for The National Alumni Association of EMU.
Paul joined ReCellular in January of 2011, bringing over 20 years of experience in technology services developed over his career at Digital Equipment, Compaq, Solectron Global Services, 3Com and Sequel Capital Partners. During his career Paul has acquired direct experience in service portfolio development and pricing, service operations encompassing on-site services, reverse logistics and customer support centers, P&L responsibility and M&A experience.
He began his career at Digital Equipment Corporation where he was a founding member of the team that created the Multi-Vendor Service Organization, growing this new business unit to $600M over five years. At Compaq Paul had operational responsibility for a $2M warranty budget reducing warranty expense by 8% over three years. At Solectron Paul led a global team that developed and implemented reverse logistics and call center solutions for IBM, Motorola and HP. As a Senior Director at 3Com Paul was responsible for global service operations and negotiated and managed a $150M strategic partnership with Siemens. For the last two years Paul has been active in the Private Equity Arena developing M&A plans in the Managed Services Market.
Paul has an MBA from Yale’s School of Management, a Masters from the University of Arizona and BA from Boston University.