Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
Kirk Brannock assumed the role of Interim President and CEO at Westell in November 2017 after serving in that capacity from October 2016 through July 2017 and being elected Chairman of the Board of Directors in September 2017. He also served as a member of the Company's Board of Directors from February 2011 to September 2014. Kirk 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 he 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 Cooperative.
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 finance, IT, HR, legal, contracts, real estate, and corporate communications. Tom came to Westell from Tellabs, where he served as interim 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 leadership roles at Andrew Corporation, Phelps Dodge, Otis Elevator, and United Technologies. He began his career in the finance organization at Sterling Drug. Tom serves as a Board Member for Sports Field Holding, Inc. (SFHI). He holds a Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and Operations Management from DePaul University, a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Hartford, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Villanova University. Tom is a Certified Public Accountant.
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales
J.J. joined Westell in 2005 as Regional Sales Vice President with responsibility for AT&T and assumed the role of Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, in 2016. During his tenure at Westell, J.J. served in a number of roles including Vice President, North American Sales. Prior to joining Westell, Swartwood served as a Director and Vice President of Sales at HyperEdge. J.J. earned a Bachelor of Arts in Telecom Management from DeVry University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Beloit College.