Russell Vail – President & CEO
As President and CEO of ipDatatel, LLC, Russell Vail’s responsibilities include overseeing senior management and business development.
Mr. Vail has founded ten successful businesses over the last thirty years and is considered a serial entrepreneur. Most of Mr. Vail’s entities have been in the telecommunications and electronic security Industries. Mr. Vail also serves on many Security Industry Association boards and was one of the founding members of the Entrepreneurs Organization in Houston, Texas.
In 2014 and 2015, ipDatatel was recognized as the fastest growing tech company in Houston.
Todd Hokunson – Senior Vice President of Sales
As Senior Vice President of Sales, Todd Hokunson is responsible for leading the company’s Business Development, Enterprise Solutions, Inside Sales and Distribution teams, towards increased market share and sustainable growth, with increased profits and new business development.
Mr. Hokunson joined the company in 2016 with over 25 years of high-profile leadership roles with Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining ipDatatel, Mr. Hokunson spent the last eight years at Nortek Security & Control, where he was instrumental in new business development and strategic partnerships.
Mr. Hokunson has a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Long Island University. Mr. Hokunson played varsity football and lacrosse while at LIU.
Lester Huang – Chief Financial Officer
As CFO, Lester Huang is responsible for ipDatatel’s financial strategies, analysis, reporting, and corporate governance. He is also responsible for the overall management of its accounting and finance teams.
Mr. Huang joined the company in 2015 with over 21 years of experience. His career spans finance, engineering, consulting and investment banking. Prior to joining ipDatatel, Mr. Huang was CFO for StartITsphere Data Center Solutions, a member of HBJ’s Fast Tech 50 in 2012. He has served in executive leadership roles with several high growth and startup ventures including CapRock Communications (predecessor to Harris CapRock), Gazprom’s market entry team into North America, and an upstream E&P company in Malaysia.
Mr. Huang has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and a Masters in BusinessAdministration from Rice University.
Dan Morton – Chief Marketing Officer
As head of the firm’s marketing, Dan Morton is responsible for developing and executing marketing and branding strategies, product development and strategic planning for the end user experience. In addition, he manages the company’s marketing and channel distribution teams.
Mr. Morton joined ipDatatel in 2014 with over 20 years of experience in technology, telecommunications, Internet, and retail energy. Prior to joining ipDatatel, he was Sr. Director of Innovation and Home Solutions at NRG Energy, where he created and launched new, high-growth services to expand the company’s product offerings beyond retail energy.
Mr. Morton has sought out and marketed disruptive technologies while serving in leadership roles with several high growth companies including Microsoft, Vonage, AOL, and NRG. Mr. Morton has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Western Washington University.
Ron Long – Chief Operations Officer
As COO, Mr. Long is responsible for all operational aspects of the business including our core network and service infrastructure, service management, supply chain, manufacturing and logistics. In addition, he is also responsible for all of our hardware and software engineering and product management.Mr. Long joined ipDatatel in 2016 with over 25 years of experience building, operating, and delivering telecommunication services across military, corporate, and carrier networks.
Prior to joining ipDatatel, Mr. Long was most recently the Vice President of Operations at Greenwell Energy Solutions where he was responsible for product and service delivery as well as all facets of the company’s QSHE program. Previously, he has served in multiple executive leadership positions including Vice President of Global Operations and Vice President of Global Engineering with Harris CapRock Communications.
In his spare time, he enjoys cycling and fishing. He’s also a lifelong musician and regularly performs as part of a local trio resurrecting Bluegrass and Americana music for a new generation.