Management


The RKP team is made up of seasoned professionals that have proficiency into vertical businesses, geographical aptitude and technology expertise. David Hess founder and Jim Rose Sr. Manager, negotiate the projects and assign the support teams to meet the clients objective.

David Hess

CEO & Principal
201-859-4377
dhess@rkpsteering.com

An innovative C-Level business leader with more than 25 plus years of building and driving communication businesses while positioning them for prosperity and growth. My experience includes a strong analytical ability to examine strengths and weaknesses of the business, while effectively charting direction as well as highly profitable strategies. I have transformed organizations with inventive solutions, by executing winning plans and by inspiring teams to reach beyond the revenue and profit goals. As an effective communicator, I am able to interact with management, shareholders and directors of companies. My expertise in sales, marketing, and all operational aspects of the business are enhanced by building consensus with management under a shared mission.

Recent achievements:
  • Erased a $2 million quarterly loss in a $350 million
  • Doubled Gross variable profits to $12.6 million in volatile market
  • Delivered record breaking profits
  • Grew the core network traffic by 50% yr. over yr.
  • Doubled the customer base customer base

Jim Rose

VP IP Operations Technology
614-370-8551
jrose@rkpsteering.com

Technical analyst and partner with RKP with 30 plus years of experience building facility based networks and operations support teams for communication companies. A recent notable success came through the addition of technical sales support structure that increased sales and improved ROI for a video integration company.

James “Buddy” Cunningham

Senior Advisor

25 years of telecommunications and technology-related experience. Buddy has successfully built, directed and led sales, marketing and business development teams for start up’s and Fortune 500 companies. His success in building specialized vertical teams led MCI to dominate in the State Government and University & Corrections market place that propelled MCI into IT and digital imaging. Buddy’s interest in new technology led him to move into the Internet space as it was taking off. After building a successful team as President of the Northeast for Verio he was promoted to lead Verio’s Marketing efforts both domestically and International. He built Verio’s Brand, built an indirect channel program and led the company into hosting where they became the worlds largest. After assisting two other start up initiatives Buddy focused his efforts in telecom and the growing need for wireless backhaul where he was able to partner with some non traditional telecom providers and build local multi company networks. Buddy continues to offer the latest in technology to Telecom providers as they migrate their networks to IP and their services to hosted IT.

Reeves Northrup

Enterprise Sales Advisor

A seasoned Telecommunications sales expert with 15 plus years of experience selling for large telecommunication operators and small entrepreneurial communication companies. Proficient and knowledgeable across voice, data and IP based solutions for enterprise clients. His skills and experience have positioned him consistently as one of the top producers across the Midwest region. Utilizing a complete approach to the market he has excelled in new account development, account management and upselling new products into clients. He prides himself in customizing the perfect product blend for the client’s needs.