Contributors to SearchUnifiedCommunications

Current Contributors

  • Jon Arnold

    J Arnold & Associates

    Jon Arnold is Principal of J Arnold & Associates, an independent telecom analyst and marketing consultancy with a focus on IP communications.

  • Gary Audin

    Delphi Inc.

    Gary Audin has more than 40 years of computer, communications and security experience. He has planned, designed, specified, implemented and operated data, LAN and telephone networks. These have included local area, national and international networks as well as VoIP and IP convergent networks in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia.

  • Michael Brandenburg

    Frost & Sullivan

    Michael Brandenburg is an industry analyst with Frost & Sullivan, covering infrastructure and unified communications with the information and communications Technologies group.

  • Matt Brunk


    Matt Brunk is president of Telecomworx, a Washington, D.C.-area interconnect company with which he has been since 1989. Previously, he was chief network engineer for Amtrak, responsible for a $26 million internal voice network and a $10.5 million ACD call center network.

  • J. Peter Bruzzese

    J. Peter Bruzzese is the co-founder of and a Mimecast strategic technical consultant. He is a five-time Microsoft Office 365 MVP.

  • John Burke

    Nemertes Research

    John Burke is CIO and principal research analyst with Nemertes Research. With nearly two decades of technology experience, he has worked at all levels of IT, including end-user support specialist, programmer, system administrator, database specialist, network administrator, network architect and systems architect.

  • Stephen Campbell

    Stephen K Campbell Inc.

    Steve Campbell performs IT consulting services in the telepresence, video conferencing and network services infrastructure areas. Learn more about Campbell in this brief biography.

  • Brad Casey

    Brad Casey holds an MS from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and has experience in penetration testing, public key infrastructure, Voice over IP (VoIP) and network packet analysis.

  • Mike Chapple

    University of Notre Dame

    Mike Chapple, Ph. D., CISA, CISSP, is a senior director of IT with the University of Notre Dame.

  • Philip Clarke

    Nemertes Research

    Philip Clarke is an expert on mobility and a senior research analyst with Nemertes Research, where he researches wireless and mobility trends that affect the enterprise.

  • Simon Dudley

    Excession Events

    Simon Dudley is the CEO of Excession Events. He has more than 20 years of experience in the visual communications industry.

  • Gerhard Eschelbeck

  • Katherine Finnell

    Associate Editor

    Katherine is the associate editor in the Networking media group, working on

  • Michael Finneran

    dBrn Associates, Inc.

    Michael Finneran is the president of dBrn Associates, Inc., an advisory firm that specializes in wireless and mobility.

  • Robin Gareiss

    Nemertes Research

  • David Geer

  • Kate Gerwig

    Editorial Director

    Kate Gerwig is the editorial director for TechTarget's Networking media group.

  • Sandra Gittlen

    Sandra Gittlen is a freelance journalist in the Boston area and a former editor.

  • Antone Gonsalves

    Director of News

    Antone Gonsalves is news director in the Networking media group, working on

  • Steve Goodman

    Steve Goodman is an Exchange MVP.

  • Carrie Higbie Goetz

    The Siemon Company

    Simens Global Director Data Center Solutions and Services Carrie Higbie can answer your fundamental unified communications and collaboration (UCC) questions.

  • Sue Hildreth

    Sue Hildreth is the former Executive Editor of and a contributor to several TechTarget sites.

  • Elaine Hom

  • Alissa Irei

    Features and E-zine Editor

    Alissa Irei is features and e-zine editor of Network Evolution in TechTarget’s Networking Media Group. Irei was previously the site editor for SearchSDN.

  • Johna Till Johnson

    Nemertes Research

  • Mike Jude

    Stratecast/Frost & Sullivan

    Mike Jude is a program manager at Stratecast/Frost + Sullivan in charge of the consumer communication services practice.

  • Zeus Kerravala

    ZK Research

    Zeus Kerravala is the founder and principal analyst with ZK Research. Kerravala provides a mix of tactical and long-term strategic advice to constituents, including end-user IT and network managers; vendors of IT hardware, software and services; and the IT investment community. Prior to ZK Research, Kerravala was a senior vice president and distinguished research fellow with Yankee Group.

  • Paul Korzeniowski

    Paul Korzeniowski is a freelance writer specializing in cloud computing technologies and issues, including big data analytics and cloud adoption trends.

  • George Lawton

    George Lawton is a journalist based near San Francisco, Calif. Over the last 15 years he has written over 2,000 stories for publications about computers, communications, knowledge management, business, health and other areas which interest him.

  • Irwin Lazar

    Nemertes Research

    Irwin Lazar is the vice president and service director at Nemertes Research, where he develops and manages research projects, develops cost models, conducts strategic seminars and advises clients. Irwin is responsible for benchmarking the adoption and use of emerging technologies in the enterprise in areas including VoIP, unified communications, video conferencing, social computing, collaboration and advanced network services.

  • Tsahi Levent-Levi

    Tsahi Levent-Levi is an analyst and consultant for WebRTC with 15 years of experience in the telecommunications, VoIP and 3G industries.

  • Richard Luckett

    Learn IT Solution Group LLC

    Richard Luckett is a consultant and instructor specializing in messaging and unified communications. He's an MCT and Exchange MVP with expertise in Lync and Exchange servers.

  • Craig Mathias

    Farpoint Group

    Craig J. Mathias is a principal analyst with Farpoint Group and specializes in mobile, wireless and unified communication (UC) technologies.

  • Shamus is the senior analyst for the network management practice at Enterprise Management Associates (EMA). He has more than nine years of experience in the IT industry, primarily as a journalist covering the network infrastructure market.

  • Paul McMillan


    Paul McMillan has over 20 years of experience in the design, implementation, and management of large scale voice, video, and IP networks.

  • Dave Michels


    David Michels holds 30 years of hands-on experience in telecom. As president of Verge1, Michels specializes in enterprise communication strategies for the end user and manufacturer, as well as cloud services, SMB voice, channel development, unified communications and social media. Michels has appeared at hundreds of industry trade shows, including VoiceCon, Interop, and TCA. He maintains a personal blog at

  • Tom Nolle

    CIMI Corporation

    Tom Nolle is the president of CIMI Corporation, a strategic consulting firm specializing in telecommunications and data communications. Learn more about Tom Nolle.

  • Luke O'Neill

    Site Editor

    Luke O'Neill is the site editor for

  • Eric Parizo

    Senior Analyst

    Eric B. Parizo is senior analyst at Current Analysis.

  • Hyoun Park

    DataHive Consulting

    Hyoun Park is a principal consultant at DataHive Consulting.

  • Marty Parker

    UniComm Consulting

    Marty Parker is the co-founder of UniComm Consulting, an independent consulting firm providing strategy, planning and implementation support for enterprises in all industry segments. Parker is also the co-founder of, a leading forum for UC information and dialogue. He is committed to the advancement of UC to produce new benefits and efficiencies in enterprise communications, and to stimulate and justify innovation in the business communications industry.

  • Tessa Parmenter

    Site Editor

    Tessa Parmenter is site editor for TechTarget websites and

  • Chris Partsenidis

    Chris Partsenidis is the founder and editor in chief of -- one of the few websites recommended by Cisco Systems.

  • William Peterson

  • Blair Pleasant

    COMMfusion LLC

    Blair Pleasant, president and principal analyst of COMMfusion LLC, and cofounder of, provides consulting and market research analysis on voice/data convergence markets and technologies aimed at helping end-user and vendor clients both strategically and tactically.

  • Brien Posey

    Brien Posey is a seven-time Microsoft MVP with two decades of IT experience. He has expertise in SharePoint collaboration administration and SharePoint 2007, 2010 and 2013.

  • Ted Ritter

    Nemertes Research

    Ted Ritter is a senior account executive with Nemertes Research.

  • Jim Romeo

    Jim Romeo is a freelance copywriter with a focus on business and technology topics, including IT security, supply chain management and emerging technologies.

  • Margaret Rouse

    Margaret Rouse writes for and manages, TechTarget’s IT encyclopedia and learning center.

  • Margie Semilof

    Editorial Director

    Margie Semilof is the editorial director for TechTarget's Data Center and Virtualization media group.

  • Terry Slattery


    Terry Slattery is principal architect at NetCraftsmen and has 20 years of network consulting and design work experience.

  • Tim Smith

    Nemertes Research

    Tim Smith is a Senior Research Analyst at Nemertes Research, specializing in the adoption and use of VOIP, UC, conferencing and contact center technologies.

  • Ed Tittel

    Ed Tittel has worked for over 30 years as a software developer and development manager, a networking consultant, a trainer and course developer, and a technical evangelist for several companies.

  • Kevin Tolly

    The Tolly Group

    Kevin Tolly is the founder of The Tolly Group, a leading provider of third-party validation/testing services for over two decades.

  • Katherine Trost

    Katherine's primary areas of expertise include hosted, managed and professional IT services, as well as channel strategies. Her secondary areas include contact centers, UC trends, enterprise and SMB organizational best practices, and branch-office strategies.

  • Linda Tucci

    Executive Editor

    Linda Tucci is executive editor for TechTarget's CIO/IT Strategy media group.

  • Brad Tucker

    Qcentus Inc.

    Brad Tucker is the founder and president of Qcentus Inc., a telecommunications advisory and management organization, specializing in helping companies determine, acquire and manage the most appropriate telecom services at the best possible price. Brad brings 15 years of experience on both the hardware as carrier services sides of the telecom industry, including unified communications (UC) design and implementation. Founded on the principles of integrity, value, and common sense, Qcentus was created to provide truly unbiased consulting in the telecom industry.

  • Melanie Turek

    Frost & Sullivan

    Melanie Turek is vice president of research for enterprise communications and collaboration at Frost & Sullivan.

  • Ivy Wigmore

    Content Editor

    Ivy Wigmore is content editor on, the IT encyclopedia engine behind TechTarget’s large network of technology media websites.

  • Steve Zurier


Past Contributors