Joseph P. Gillette
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Joe has twenty-five years of experience in the telecommunications industry and is a recognized industry pioneer and visionary leader. Following seven years as a top performer in sales and sales management at Executone Information Systems, Joe founded his first company, Gillette Global Network, in 1995. GGN quickly became one of New York’s most successful CLEC’s. As the company grew, he raised significant additional capital to pursue a building-centric or “BLEC” model, a term he coined. GGN became a recognized leader in that marketplace as well.
In December, 2000 Joe merged GGN with Eureka Broadband to create Eureka Networks and ran the combined entity for 4 years; shortly thereafter, Eureka was sold to Broadview Networks for $100M. Mr. Gillette founded Stage 2 Networks in late 2004 and launched operations in early 2005.
During his entrepreneurial career, Joe has received more than $70M in investor capital. He was awarded the American Business Awards Gold Stevie® for Executive of the Year in Telecom in 2012.
Joe graduated from the Harrisburg Academy, which named him Alumnus of the Year and featured speaker for the Class of 2012 graduation ceremony. He was inducted into the Harrisburg Academy Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004 and served on the Harrisburg Academy Athletics Hall of Fame Committee in 2006 and 2007. He is a current member of the Board of Trustees and serves as President of the Alumni Council.
Mr. Gillette earned a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as President of his fraternity and Captain of the lacrosse team. He was also inducted into the Friars Senior Honor Society.
Gillette co-founded the Cloud Communications Alliance with other regionally successful telecommunications companies. He currently serves on the Alliance Board, as well as on the boards of two other privately held telecommunications companies in the NY metro area.
Vice President – Sales Engineering
Vice President – Finance
As Stage 2 Networks Vice President of Finance, Jo Reynolds is responsible for the financial stewardship of the firm, including capital and operating budgets, financial reporting, and billing and collections management.
Jo’s thirty year career has included many senior roles in finance. Prior to joining Stage 2 Networks, he served as Director of Finance with National Reprographics Inc, overseeing accounting, billing and MIS; Controller at Riverside Research Institute; Controller at International Biometric Group; and Assistant Controller at Eureka Networks and Gillette Global Networks. His accounting career began at the Detroit office of PriceWaterhouseCoopers (nee Coopers & Lybrand), where he worked in the Multistate Taxation consulting group, specializing in R&D tax credits for Fortune 100 entities.
Jo was a magna cum laude graduate and received his BSBA in Accounting from Central Michigan University. He attended CMU upon being awarded a full-tuition Centralis Scholarship, and while there was active in Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi accounting fraternity, and the Golden Key International Honour Society.
Prior to matriculation, Jo spent six years as a Electronic Warfare Technican in the U.S. Navy, earning eight citations including the Navy Achievement Medal and Surface Warfare Specialist insignia, and became the youngest member of his command to advance to First Class Petty Officer.
Jo lives in the Hell’s Kitchen theater district where he is a devoted community leader active in several charitable organizations.
Director – Service Delivery
Laura is responsible for the management and execution of Stage 2’s service implementation activities. Her responsibilities include oversight of the Company’s Service Delivery teams, ensuring an outstanding service delivery experience for new and existing customers, administration and refinement of the Company’s policies and procedures for service fulfillment and providing guidance on the features and capabilities of Stage 2’s service offering.
Laura has over 17 years of experience deploying and supporting mission-critical data and voice communications solutions for business customers. She has held a diverse range of senior level Operational positions while working for regional service providers since early 1999.
Prior to joining Stage 2 Networks in 2011 Laura worked at CTI, Eureka-InfoHighway which was bought by Broadview and eLink Communications which was bought by Eureka Networks.
Laura received her BA in English with minors in Business Management and Psychology from Washington College.
Eleni has over 20 years of financial experience in the telecommunications sector. She was the first employee of Stage 2 Networks and has maintained the firm’s books and managed cash flow since inception. Previously, Eleni held the Controller position at Gillette Global Network, a marketplace leader in telecommunications, and prior to that she worked in accounting at Executone. Ms. Toumazatos earned a masters degree in Accounting from St. Johns University. She is married with three children and resides in Valley Stream, NY.