Mike Ferzacca – CEO
Mr. Ferzacca is an industry veteran with a keen understanding of the opportunities and challenges faced by direct marketers in a multi-channel world. He served as Chief Executive Officer at Ignite Media Solutions, LLC , Chief Marketing Officer of InPhonic Inc. since February 2002 and President of Liberty Wireless since April 2005. Mr. Ferzacca served as Chief Operating Officer of Simplexity, Inc. and its President and Chief Executive Officer from September 2000 to February 2002. From December 1998 to August 2000, he served as Executive Vice President of Talk America Holdings Inc. (alternative name Talk.com.) From September 1991 to August 1998, Mr. Ferzacca held positions as sales Director and Senior Vice President for alternate channels with Cable & Wireless USA, which also included his serving as its Co-Chief Operating Officer from September 1997 to September 1998. From January 1988 to September 1991, Mr. Ferzacca served as Vice President at National Telephone Services, a competitive operator services company. From October 1979 to February 1988, Mr. Ferzacca served as District Sales Manager for the systems division of Xerox Corporation. Mr. Ferzacca holds a B.S. degree in accounting from Villanova University.
Sam Gorewitz – SVP of Sales
Sam Gorewitz is a career sales and marketing veteran with over 15 years experience in the direct response industry and with companies selling a broad array of voice and digital media applications. Sam is currently SVP of Sales for Ignite Media Solutions, where he has helped build the company with his deep industry relationships. Prior to Ignite, he was Director of Business Development for the largest independent distributor of wireless products and services marketed and sold over the internet. Sam also served as VP, Sales for Simply Wireless, growing revenue from $10 million to $40 million in two years.
Gary Smith – Solution Architect
Gary Smith is an experienced telecommunications and e-Commerce executive who previously served as CIO of Simplexity since its inception in 2007. Before that he served as the CIO of InPhonic, Inc., a publicly traded Internet wireless retailer between 2000 and 2007. Prior to 2000, Gary served as Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Technology of Varsity Group, Inc. (formerly known as VarsityBooks.com, LLC) an online retailer of new college textbooks. Gary also served in various technology management positions at Discovery Communications, Inc., an international media company, including most recently Vice President of Technology. Gary holds a B.S. from the University of Maryland.
Sergiy Proskuryakov – Software Architect
Sergiy Proskuryakov is an experienced, hands-on software and technology infrastructure architect involved in the architecture, design, and implementation of microservices architectures, service-oriented architectures, and distributed systems in J2EE, Spring, Node and other technologies. He’s currently servicing as a Software Architect at Ignite Media Solutions.
Mazda Ebrahimi – Application Architect
Mazda Ebrahimi has twenty years of experience in IT and Telecommunications. Prior to joining Ignite-Tek in 2008, Mazda managed client engagements for several government agencies at KForce Government Solutions. Mazda’s past experience includes managing development of Simplexity’s telecom marketplace as Director of IT prior to merger with InPhonic, and managing development of in-hospital pharmacy system for Eclipsys Corporation. Mazda holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Maryland.
Heather Krapf – Customer Quality, Director
Heather Krapf, as the Customer Quality, Director oversees the long-term strategic planning as well as the short term tactical operations of client management ensuring a customer centric approach to managing partnerships. Heather has both passion and success with aligning client expectations to maximize opportunity by way of constant evaluation, research, a customer experience focus and innovation. Heather holds a BA degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from Stetson University.
Kyle Maddock – Marketing
Kyle is an accomplished Creative Director and Marketing Executive with 20 years
experience serving in e-commerce customer acquisition and retention as well as creative services. Prior to Ignite, Kyle served as SVP of National Sales for Simply Wireless where he improved sales over 1300% in his tenure while managing DRTV and other relationships. Before that, Kyle served as Director of Marketing for Talk America (formerly Tel-Save Holdings), where he generated 30% of company sales through online channels and oversaw the AOL Long Distance e-commerce channel with over one million online enrollments.