Brouwer is responsible for product strategy and marketing for EMG’s networking, communications, and related services, across the US, EMEA, and Asia Pac regions. Prior to his current role, Brouwer served in senior product and program management positions with Savvis and other industry leaders. He was a co-founder of SmartPipes, a software company that developed and delivered network configuration and endpoint security policy enforcement tools.
Brouwer also served as Vice President, Product Marketing, at UUNet and CompuServe Network Services, with responsibility for product strategy and delivery of all Virtual Private Network and Security Services. Brouwer holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Minnesota and a Masters in Business Administration from Texas A&M University. He served as a Naval Flight Officer and anti-submarine mission commander in the US Navy for eight years.
Blake Wetzel is vice president of sales for the CenturyLink Channel Alliance. He is responsible for leading an industry-leading sales channel comprised of more than 200 partners who have thousands of agents and sub-agents offering CenturyLink’s communications solutions to business customers across the country.
Prior to his current role, Wetzel served as director of national customer care, business sales support and chief financial officer for the business sales organization at Qwest as well as various financial management positions at MCI Communications.
Mindy Powers is vice president of business sales for the Western region and responsible for leading a sales organization that provides world-class communications solutions to global enterprises.
With more than 25 years in the telecommunications industry, Powers was director of sales for the CenturyLink Channel Alliance and named "Channel Executive Woman of the Year" by CRN Magazine in 2010. She is also a long-time supporter and advocate of the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
As senior vice president of Hosting Solutions for CenturyLink, Hollander oversees the go-to-market sales efforts for the hosting product line through CenturyLink sales channels. Hollander is chartered with enterprise sales of cloud, colocation, and hosting services for CenturyLink, leveraging an expert overlay sales team and sales enablement programs. Prior to assuming his current position, Hollander held numerous roles directing North American sales teams for several regions and business units within Savvis.
With more than 20 years of experience in the technology, communications, Internet and hosting industries, Hollander previously held senior leadership roles at CompServe, UUNET and MCI/WorldCom.
Richard G. Twilley
Richard Twilley is vice president of business sales, and is responsible for leading the enterprise sales organization for the Eastern Region of the United States. Consisting of 25 states and approximately 500 employees, his organization provides the complete business portfolio of communications products and services to the enterprise business marketplace.
With more than 24 years of experience in the telecommunications and consulting industries, Twilley has held various positions at Sprint/Embarq, and the Michaels Group as a business consultant.
Shaun Trippel is the area vice president of sales providing world-class communications and network solutions to state and local government agencies, K-20 education organizations and non-profit health care facilities nationwide.
With more than 19 years of experience in the communications industry, Trippel has held various management positions at CenturyLink, Verizon and MCI.