About Us

Executive Team

From our product engineers and sales professionals, to our executive management and Board of Directors, Westell’s leadership team is comprised of industry veterans and thought leaders. Our expertise, focus and customer-centric philosophy differentiates us from other network advancement companies.

Kirk Brannock

Interim President and Chief Executive Officer

Kirk joined Westell as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer in 2016 after serving as a member of Westell’s Board of Directors from February 2011 to September 2014.  He retired in 2010 from his position as Senior Vice President — Ethernet Deployment at AT&T, a leading provider of voice, video, data and broadband delivery services, after a career spanning more than 30 years. Previously Kirk served in leadership positions at AT&T, Ameritech and SBC, including Senior Vice President — AT&T National Installation & Maintenance and President — SBC/Ameritech Midwest Network Services. Kirk holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Michigan State University and is currently a Board Member and Treasurer for a Marriott International $42M Cooperative.

Tom Minichiello

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Secretary

Tom joined Westell in 2013 as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Secretary, responsible for all aspects of finance as well as information technology, human resources, legal, contract administration, and real estate. Tom came to Westell from Tellabs, where he served as acting Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of Financial Operations, Vice President of Finance for North America, Director of Finance for Tellabs’ product divisions, and Controller for the optical networking group. Prior to Tellabs, Tom served in various financial leadership roles at Andrew Corporation, Phelps Dodge, and United Technologies. He began his career in the finance organization at Sterling Drug. Tom holds an MBA in entrepreneurship and operations management from DePaul University, an MS in accounting from the University of Hartford, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Villanova University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of Financial Executives International, and serves on the Chicago Advisory Board for Back on My Feet.

Rick Good

Senior Vice President of In-Building Wireless

Rick joined Westell in 2014 and was promoted to Senior Vice President of In-Building Wireless (IBW) in January 2016. Rick brings to Westell more than 20 years of experience in the wireless industry.  Prior to his current role, Rick was the Director of Product Management for all IBW product lines within Westell. Before joining Westell, he held positions as Account Manager with CommScope, and Product Manager and Account Manager for ADC/TE Connectivity.  Rick’s exceptional managerial skills also derive from key management positions held at Andrew Corporation, which include Director of Product Development, Site Manager and Operations Manager.  Prior to Andrew Corporation, Rick served as Director of Product Management at Decibel Products, where he managed the company’s antenna, filter and cable product lines. Rick holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University, and a Master in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.