Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Seth launched Bluewave Technology Group in 2016 to simplify the technology purchasing process for companies by saving them considerable time and costs over the traditional procurement process. In 2022, Seth earned a coveted spot on the Channel Futures Technology Advisors 101 list for outstanding business success and innovation, advocacy and thought leadership in the channel, and commitment to the customer experience.Seth also formed Evergreen Technology Partners, an advisory and investment firm specializing in transactions related to telecom and information technology services businesses, including master agencies, sub-agencies, managed services providers, and value-added resellers. Seth has focused on providing forethought and strategic advice to companies throughout his career. Before Bluewave Technology Group and Evergreen Technology Partners, Seth held leadership positions at B. Riley & Co., J.P. Morgan, Bank of America, and other financial institutions.Seth has a BS in Applied Economics from the University of San Francisco and an MBA from The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
Chief Operations Officer
Prior to joining Bluewave Technology Group, Wayne served as Chief Operating Officer at Element Critical, a North American data center company. Before Element Critical, Wayne was the Chief Sales Officer for Cologix, a North American data center and interconnection company.
Wayne brings 25 years of diverse experience in executive sales leadership, global strategic alliances, technical operations, business development, channel optimization, and go-to-market execution across data center, telecommunications, enterprise, logistics & manufacturing, and research & development environments through careers at Ciena, Siemens Enterprise Communications (now Unify), Level 3 (now Lumen), Qwest (now Lumen), Lucent (now Alcatel-Lucent), AT&T, and Bristol-Myers Squibb.He holds a BS in Health Physics from Bloomsburg University and an MS from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Chief Financial Officer
Prior to Bluewave, Kevin served as Senior Vice President and Commercial Group Leader at Savage Services Corporation, a global supply chain and logistics service provider.In this role, he oversaw commercial and corporate development activities for Savage’s energy and infrastructure sectors. Prior to this, Kevin held various senior financial, strategy, and operational roles at Savage. Kevin has worked in strategy, corporate development, and finance in various industries including Private Equity, Telecommunication, Technology, and Energy. Kevin also spent three years with management consulting firm Bain & Company where he advised C-level executives on a variety of business strategy topics. Kevin holds a BS in Accounting from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. Kevin is a licensed CPA (retired) in Washington State.
Chief Marketing Officer
Prior to joining Bluewave Technology Group, Lisa served as Vice President of Marketing at Quench Water, a Culligan company, leading marketing, sales operations, and inside sales.Prior to Quench, Lisa was the Chief Marketing Officer for Cologix, a North American data center and interconnection company. Lisa has also held strategic leadership roles in product and marketing at Relay Network, DigitalGlobe (now Maxar), Level 3 Communications (now Lumen), and Sterling Rice Group. Lisa was recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the “Top 15 Women Changing the Face of Technology.”She holds a BS in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech and an MBA from American University.
Chief Legal Officer
Prior to joining Bluewave, Mark served as Managing Partner at MEP Law Corp., a law firm in California providing services to a number of large international companies and venture capital investment funds.Mark has served as outside general counsel to various companies in a number of different industries including Venture Capital, Consumer Products, and International Manufacturing. Mark also has extensive experience in the telecom and information technology services businesses, having formed Evergreen Technology Partners with our CEO, Seth Penland. Mark has a BA in Economics from Brigham Young University and a JD from The University of Michigan School of Law. Mark is admitted to the bar in Texas and California.
Chief Strategy Officer
Prior to joining Bluewave Technology Group, Rich was the Chief Executive Officer and a Managing Partner of Helm Partners. Under his guidance, the company completed the acquisition of Expert Technology Associates, Convergent Technologies, and Cory Communications, and was Inc #501 fastest-growing firm in 2019.Rich has over 25 years of telecommunications and consulting experience with mid-market companies. His work has focused on major transformations and migrations, particularly concerning the financial impact of the projects and the business effects of the new toolsets. Prior to Helm, Rich was an owner of The Apella Group, and at manager-level positions in Bridge Strategy Group, Pfizer, Booz Allen Hamilton (now &Strategy), and Honda R&D.Rich holds an MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He spends most of his free time with his seven children (blended families for the win!), traveling, and taking in Broadway.
Chief Information Officer
Mr. Milshtein brings over 25 years of experience in product development, process design, software engineering, and systems integration in the telecom and data center industries. He comes to Bluewave with a proven record of success in building, integrating, and exiting/transacting several successful telecom businesses including over ten expansions and ten acquisitions/integrations, delivering superior operational and investment returns.Mr. Milshtein most recently served as the Chief Technology Officer for Stack Infrastructure, a multinational build-to-suit data center company. Before that, he held a position of Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Network Services for Cologix, an interconnection and data center company. Mr. Milshtein held executive positions at Level 3 Communications (now Lumen), Genuity Solutions, and GTE.
Managing Partner and VP Strategic Sales
Ron is a Managing Partner at Bluewave Technology Group, acting as VP of Strategic Sales, managing many of Bluewave’s top clientele, which have significant nearshore and offshore topologies.Ron has worked at various long-distance providers prior to founding his first telecom VAR Nationwide Communications Inc. (NCL) in 1989. Well versed in voice and data connectivity services, Ron quickly grew NCL into a leading VAR in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) space. Bluewave acquired NCL in 2020.Due to the tremendous need for global connectivity in the BPO industry, Ron became skilled and focused on international topologies, especially in the Pacific rim, Caribbean, and Central and South Americas. Over the past three decades, Ron has become a leader in designing and sourcing global connectivity for medium to large BPOs. Ron holds a BBA from Iona’s Hagen School of Business.
Managing Partner and Sales Executive
Prior to joining Bluewave as Managing Partner and Sales Executive, Brian owned and operated dlb, LLC, a technology consultant agency for 10 years and had a strong focus on telecom and IT enterprise space. Bluewave acquired dlb LLC in 2021.Brian started his career in the telecommunications sector in 1994. Throughout his tenure, Brian represented numerous global BPO & Retail companies where he consulted on the deployment of voice, data, and video enterprise networks. Prior to founding dlb, LLC in 2013, Brian held strategic leadership roles at Nationwide Communications, a leading VAR in the telecom sector. At Nationwide, Brian contributed to numerous advisory councils, and received sales achievement and recognition awards. Brian attended Pace University in Pleasantville, NY, and currently resides in Ramsey, NJ, with his two children.
As Managing Partner and Sales Executive at Bluewave, Lorie will be instrumental in supporting transactions with major accounts. Lorie Burkemper has spent the past 25 years leading and developing sales teams, designing cloud solutions, and presenting cloud-based financial models to the C-Suite. Lorie founded iSymplify in 2008 to simplify the technology purchasing process, as well as provide cloud consulting and account management to Fortune 100 companies. Bluewave acquired iSymplify in November 2022.In 2018, Lorie was awarded one of St. Louis’ Top Business Women owners for St. Louis Small Business Monthly. In the same year, Lorie co-founded Women in Technology St. Louis to better serve and connect the technology professional women of the greater St. Louis area. Lorie holds a degree from University of Missouri, St. Louis in Political Science, serves on the board for the OASIS Food Pantry, and volunteers at church and in her son’s school.
Prior to joining Bluewave Technology Group, David was President and Managing Partner of Helm Partners. David has over 20 years of professional consulting experience. He has an extensive background in planning and managing cross-functional business operations and technology projects. David has led engagements to effectively partner with senior management to assess opportunities, facilitate strategic decisions, and drive successful implementations across complex situations through a variety of industries including healthcare, finance, and manufacturing. David co-founded Apella Group, a boutique consulting firm focused on driving value through strategic sourcing engagements, where he helped deliver over $200 million of value for clients. In 2017, David executed the acquisition of Expert Technology Associates to form Helm Partners. David started his professional career with Purchasing Group Inc (PGI), where he helped manage multiple consulting engagements for companies such as Kellogg Corp, Advanta, and Schering-Plough.David spent five years living in Milan, Italy, is a graduate of Episcopal Academy & Hobart College, and when not delivering value to his clients, enjoys traveling with his family, racquet sports, golf, and fishing.
Prior to joining Bluewave, Paul was the Chief Knowledge Officer and a Managing Partner of Helm Partners. His leadership and commitment to excellence has helped build an innovative client engagement model that established Helm Partners as a premier national Advisory Services firm.Paul’s 25 years of experience have been defined by his constant focus on growth, learning, and intent to build relationships through trust, delivering value, and solving real problems. He has provided transformative outcomes for clients across a broad range of industries in the areas of telecommunications, network design, contact center and CX engagement strategies, and cybersecurity. He strongly believes in the power of good ideas, open-mindedness, and that improving oneself is a critical and worthy pursuit.Born and raised in the Greater Philadelphia area, Paul graduated Magna Cum Laude from Temple University. He takes great pride in his wonderful family, his collaborations with clients and colleagues, Philly sports teams, and his quest for better golf.
Prior to Joining Bluewave as Managing Partner, Corky started SinglePoint Solutions out of Louisville, Kentucky, in the year 2000. With the help of a talented team, SinglePoint grew to be one of the largest telecom agencies in the state of Kentucky with over 2,000 clients. Corky most recently held the position of Vice President of Business Development. Bluewave acquired SinglePoint in 2023. Corky’s 30 years of telecom experience can best be defined by his ability to build trust with clients while providing them with technology solutions that improve their business outcomes.Corky is a graduate of the University of Louisville and enjoys spending time with his family and four grandchildren.
Jason’s career spans more than 25 years, focused on technology and telecommunications. Prior to joining Bluewave as Managing Partner and Account Director, Jason’s extensive background in sales, strategy, and operations helped SinglePoint grow into one of America’s premier advising and sourcing agencies with a concentration in Healthcare, Senior Living, and Hospitality. Bluewave acquired SinglePoint in February 2023.Jason provides a single point of contact for all his clients’ IT needs while supporting them day-to-day. His rigorous commitment to his clients’ needs drives him daily to deliver superior solutions and customer experience, with savings they never thought possible.Jason graduated from Troy University with a BA in Marketing. With four children together, he resides in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, happily married for 24 years and counting.
Prior to joining Bluewave, Robert founded Sky Technology Partners out of Wayne, New Jersey, in 2011. Sky grew year over year, eventually making the Inc 5000 for Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S. Sky initially focused on the Financial vertical but expanded into nearly every industry due to customer demand for IT and telecom resources and assistance in deploying next generation technologies. Robert sold Sky to SinglePoint in 2021 and has remained focused on supporting clients for existing and new projects. Bluewave acquired SinglePoint in February 2023.Robert has been in telecom and IT sales for over 25 years and attributes his and Sky’s success to always focusing on the customer and adding value to their organization.Robert is a graduate of Rutgers University with a BA in Economics. He spends his free time traveling to watch his children play various sports and enjoys every minute of it.