James Cal Net Technology Group

JAMES HWANG

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO)


As the CEO of Cal Net Technology Group, James Hwang is responsible for running all facets of the business. James has a proven executive management track record and more than 17 years of experience driving sales growth in the technology industry. Prior to taking over as CEO at Cal Net, James served as VP of Sales and Marketing and, after two years, was promoted to Executive Vice President, where he was chartered with the responsibility to create and execute Cal Net’s Managed Services Sales, Project Services and Go-To-Market (GTM) strategy.  Previously, James led Field Sales and Engineering at Hewlett-Packard and EMC, and has also been involved in successful launches and subsequent acquisitions of small and mid-size technology ventures. James is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and is an avid sports enthusiast.

Luca Cal Net Technology Group

LUCA JACOBELLIS

PRESIDENT & CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER (COO)


For more than fifteen years, Luca has helped steer Cal Net’s exponential growth as he oversees the service department and consistently introduces new technical capabilities to the team. A winner of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s “40 under 40” award for leadership, Luca still enjoys experimenting with new technologies and designing ways to help businesses leverage those technologies to drive greater earnings.

Tony Cal Net Technology Group

TONY SHEPHERD

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO)


Tony brings to Cal Net over 25 years of financial management experience with extensive business planning and operations experience.  Tony’s background spans diverse industries in both large and small companies.  Prior to coming to Cal Net, Shepherd served as Chief Financial Officer at HALEX COPORATION, PARTS NOW! LLC, FutureLogic, Inc., Extrumed, LLC and Frontier Broadcast Holdings, LLC.  In these roles, Tony gained extensive experience identifying, developing, and implementing strategic priorities and providing vision and leadership drive achievement of challenging goals.  As CFO at Cal Net, Tony is responsible for all finance, accounting, internal IT and procurement.

Randy Cal Net Technology Group

RANDY NIEVES

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER (CTO)


Randy more than 25 years of experience in technology to the table with a broad base of technical, operational and consulting skills. His extensive portfolio of experience and knowledge make him a valuable asset to the Cal Net Leadership Team and a strong force in managing the company’s service strategy and product design.

Gavin Cal Net Technology Group

GAVIN ZIMMER

VP OF SALES & MARKETING


Gavin brings more than 20 years of sales experience to the table, with 10 years spent in senior management roles. Prior to joining the Cal Net team, he spent five years as President and VP of Sales and Operations at CSEC Solutions, a company he founded from the start-up phase. In his leadership role at Cal Net, Gavin has more than quadrupled Cal Net’s sales and has created the best sales organization in the SMB managed services industry. Gavin received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing degree from California State University Northridge. Outside of the office, Gavin enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, playing golf, cooking and appreciating single malt scotch.

Suzanne Cal Net Technology Group

SUZANNE HARRIS

VP & CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER (CHRO)


Suzanne has over 30 years of experience in human resources that she brings to her role as VP & Chief Human Resources Officer at Cal Net.  Specializing in small to mid-size organizations, her broad experience includes employee relations, organizational development, labor law compliance, benefit administration, payroll, HRIS, and talent acquisition. Prior to joining Cal Net Technology, Suzanne held leaderships positions with inhouseIT, Bixby Land Company, and Bixby Ranch Company where she and her department supported 350+ employees.   Suzanne holds a B.S. in Management from the Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business, and is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management.

Bob Cal Net Technology Group

BOB DESCHAMPS

VICE PRESIDENT OF MANAGED SERVICES


As Cal Net’s VP of Managed Services, Bob directs Cal Net’s Managed Services operations, which includes 6 technical directors and nearly 70 client-facing engineers, technicians, and client service representatives.  Prior to joining Cal Net’s senior leadership team, Bob held a similar role at inhouseIT, who was acquired by Cal Net in July of 2016.  Before inhouseIT, Bob ran a partner channel sales teams with software vendors, Microsoft and RES Software, was Area VP for systems integrator, DynTek, and spent nearly 7 years in finance with electronics distributor, Arrow Electronics.  Given his well-rounded experience in operations, sales, and finance, Bob brings a uniquely mature and respected perspective to the Cal Net executive ranks.  Some of Bob’s passions outside of his work life include traveling with his family, playing and listening to live music, living an active lifestyle, and occasional visits to the great wineries of California.

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