Leadership

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. Carrier Access succeeds in part due to a collection of dedicated leaders who work day in and day out to determine the strategy and direction of the organization.

Brendan Phelps
CEO/President
After leading teams at Allnet, Global Crossing and MCI, Mr. Phelps started Carrier Solutions in 1997. After six years of successful growth, Carrier Solutions was renamed to Carrier Access, Inc. in 2003. His many years of experience in the telecom industry has allowed Carrier Access, Inc. to successfully grow its customer base, service and product offerings.
Chad Stanford
EVP of Sales & Marketing
Chad is a results-driven professional with a solid sales, marketing, and financial performance history. A perceptive leader and visionary, he has a proven track record for recruiting, training, and managing high-performing sales teams. He is a reputable marketing professional for leading cutting edge initiatives and maximizing overall revenue production.
Peggy Casstevens
Chief Administration Officer
Peggy brings a plethora of experience and leadership to the Finance and Human Resource departments. With a strong background in multiple areas including business and project management, she has been instrumental in developing key business processes, mentoring and leading, with a focus on a positive culture of supporting our people.
Kelly Hill
Director of Operations
With years of experience in the telecom industry, Kelly is a vital member of the Carrier Access team. Kelly manages the support and ops team, delivering award-winning client service. Kelly plays a leading role in monitoring and analyzing internal workflow and data, and also develops proven strategies and processes for company improvements.
Shane Stark
Director of Vendor/Channel Relations
Shane has been a member of the Carrier Access, Inc. team since 2004. Shane currently serves as our Director of Channel Relations and establishes productive, professional relationships with key personnel. Shane has served on many industry Advisory boards, is a graduate of the West Des Moines Leadership Academy, and is on the Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Directors.
Laurel Dallman
Director of Lifecycle Solutions
Laurel has 15+ years of experience in project management and leadership experience both in the wireline and wireless sectors. Laurel leads the Klarratee and Audit Operations divisions for Carrier Access, Inc.
TJ Bangs
VP of Sales Operations
TJ brings 20+ years of sales and leadership experience to Carrier Access, Inc. as the Vice President of Sales Operations. TJ’s primary focus is on enabling the Carrier Access, Inc. sales team to exceed the expectations of our clients.
Ben Choate
Director of Technology Operations
Ben has spent the last 10+ years as an enterprise level programs manager and project manager, and uses his diverse IT management skills to provide cutting edge solutions & superb client experiences.