Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Larsen provides strategic direction for the company and oversees partner relationships and product development. Mr. Larsen has spent his entire 20-year career providing telecommunications and IT solutions for mid and large sized businesses facing technology challenges. Before being named CEO at CMG, Mr. Larsen co-founded iTEMize Technologies where he served as President. Mr. Larsen was responsible for product strategy, sales, and finance until iTEMize Technologies was sold to CMG in 2012.
Mr. Larsen also co-founded NetGain Communications, a telecommunications consultancy and agency, where he served as Chief Operating Officer for 10 years until it was sold to ARG in 2010.
Mr. Larsen earned a B.B.A. degree in Computer Information Systems and Management from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Vice President, Operations
Mr. Hughes is the Vice President of Operations at CMG. He and his team are responsible for all operational support to clients, agents and internal sales. Processes include the procurement, project management, and post-sale support of CMG Connect services. Mr. Hughes also manages the operations of the CMG Itemize solution set which offers managed services, expense management services, mobile device management, and historical audit and recovery to mid-size and enterprise customers. Since launch, he has been actively involved in the design and system enhancements to both CMG’s agent and customer extranets as well as ongoing customization and integration with client systems. Mr. Hughes has been a member of CMG and its predecessor companies since 1998.
Vice President of Sales
Mr. Fisher joined CMG in April of 2000 and holds responsibility for managing all aspects of CMG's Direct and Channel Sales Departments including sales, recruiting, marketing, and product and service training. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1999, Mr. Fisher joined CMG in a direct sales position and advanced quickly through various sales roles in the organization. He has served as a project manager and sales support for CMG’s largest clients. For the last 2 years Chad has been actively engaged in growing CMG's strategic partnerships, focusing on the continued development of CMG Certified Group Members and VAR Partners as well as Agent Partners.
Mr. Celona joined CMG in 1999 and is responsible for the PBX division of the company. He graduated from University of Richmond in 1991 and received an MBA in General Management from Richmond University in London in 1998. Prior to joining CMG, Mr. Celona worked with TIE Communications in London – a PBX manufacturer – for over six years in sales, project management and operations management. Mr. Celona focuses on CMG's Telcentrex offerings including cloud-based PBX services, managed data networks, integrated communications, and conferencing services.
Director, Client Support
Jose Rosario has been a member of the CMG team since 2006. He and his team are responsible for all operational support to clients, Partners and internal sales in both the Connect and Itemize solution sets. Mr. Rosario also serves as the General Manager of CMG’s Operations Center. This office supports all of CMG’s back-office functions across several divisions as well as administration and shared services. In his role, Mr. Rosario oversees a variety of processes including pre-sale support, procurement, project management, post-sale support, network services billing and partner commissions. Mr. Rosario graduated from Western Carolina University with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Systems and a Bachelor of Science in International Business.