Spok Leadership Team

LEADERSHIP TEAM



MEET THE LEADERSHIP TEAM AT SPOK, INC.

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VINCENT D. KELLY
CEO

Kelly has been a leader in the communications industry for more than 25 years with extensive experience in strategic planning, M&A, and regulatory and financial matters. Kelly became a director, President and CEO of USA Mobility, Inc. (now Spok) in November 2004 when the company was formed through the merger of Metrocall, Inc. and Arch Wireless, Inc. Kelly was previously President and CEO of Metrocall beginning in February 2003. Prior to this appointment, he had also served at various times as the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Executive Vice President of Metrocall since joining the company in 1987. He served as the Treasurer of Metrocall from August 1995 to February 2003, and served as a Director of Metrocall from 1990 to 1996 and from May 2003 to November 2004. Kelly also serves as the President, CEO, and Director for all of the company’s subsidiaries, except for GTES, LLC, an indirect wholly owned Canadian subsidiary, for which Kelly is a director. Prior to joining Metrocall in 1987, Kelly worked as a certified public accountant.  He has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from George Mason University.

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COLIN BALMFORTH
PRESIDENT

Balmforth is an accomplished international software executive with a notable track record. With more than 20 years of senior leadership experience, Balmforth has a true understanding and appreciation of how great organizations succeed given today’s priorities and challenges. He brings to Spok a keen interest in helping customers improve the lives of those around them every day through innovative communications. Prior to joining Amcom Software (now Spok) in 2012, Balmforth was an officer of Lawson Software and steered the organization to embrace new technologies, leading to rapid growth and expansion. Balmforth has also held senior leadership roles at PeopleSoft, J.D. Edwards, Intelliden, Conexus Partners, and Computervision/PTC Europe. Throughout his career he has recognized the value of bringing together organizations and their customers to pinpoint and address core business needs. Balmforth has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Hertfordshire in London. 

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SHAWN ENDSLEY
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Endsley was appointed CFO of USA Mobility (now Spok) in September 2010 and is responsible for the financial management of the company.  Endsley was previously the Controller and Chief Accounting Officer beginning in May 2005.  Metrocall Holdings, Inc., a predecessor to the company, hired Endsley as corporate controller in June 2004.  Prior to joining the company Endsley had more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry with financial or consulting positions at several publicly traded companies.  This experience included Qwest Communications International Inc.; a predecessor company, LCI International, Inc., both domestic telecommunications providers (1989-1999); and Global TeleSystems, Inc., an international provider of communication services (1999-2001). Endsley provided consulting and forensic accounting support at a large telecommunications company from 2002-2004. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Ohio Northern University and a Masters of Business Administration from The Ohio State University.  He is also licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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THOMAS SAINE
CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

Saine is an accomplished technology executive with a long track record of delivering operational excellence, cost management and innovation. He has been the Chief Information Officer of USA Mobility (now Spok) since August 2008 providing executive leadership for the company’s Information Technology and Wireless Messaging Network teams. Prior to his current position, he was the Chief Technology Officer beginning in October 2007. Saine rejoined the company in August 2007 as Vice President of Corporate Technology Operations. Previously, he had served the company as Vice President, Technology and Integration from November 2003 through June 2005. He has held senior technology leadership positions with Northrop Grumman Corporation, WebLink Wireless, and MobileComm. Saine has more than 25 years of operations, engineering and technology management experience. He currently serves on the Board of Spok Canada, Inc. (formally GTES, Inc.). He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He has a Bachelor of Science in Management from California Coast University and a Masters of Science in Engineering Management from Columbus University.

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GARY ASH
GLOBAL EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES

Ash is responsible for leading the company’s global sales efforts for our broad portfolio of software and wireless communications products and services.  Previously, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of USA Mobility Wireless (now Spok) in January 2013 prior to assuming the global sales duties in January 2014.  Prior to this, he served as Senior Vice President of Sales for USA Mobility for five years.  In this role, he successfully lead the company’s software sales efforts, the national and government account sales team, the cellular sales team, and the company’s contracting/RFP team.  In 2005, he was named the Regional Vice President of USA Mobility’s South Central Region shortly after the merger of Arch Wireless and Metrocall.  Ash had been the Market Vice President for Metrocall’s Gulf States Region since 2000 and has been with the company and its predecessors in various roles since 1996. Prior to joining Metrocall, Ash served with Coopers & Lybrand, LLC and Kenneth Leventhal and Co.  He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Cum Laude) from Texas A&M University.

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SHARON WOODS KEISLING
CORPORATE SECRETARY AND TREASURER

Woods oversees Spok’s treasury operations, facilities and legal and has over 25 years of experience in the communications industry. Woods joined Metrocall, Inc. in August 1989 and was appointed Corporate Secretary of USA Mobility, Inc. (now Spok) in July 2007 and Treasurer in October 2008. She was named Vice President of Treasury Operations with the merger of Arch and Metrocall.  Prior to this appointment, Woods held positions in Accounts Receivable and IT where she was instrumental in implementing cyclical billing.  She has expertise in training and designing efficient treasury systems that align with corporate business strategies.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Kings College.

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BONNIE CULP
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES

Culp has been responsible for strategic human resource planning and human resource policy development at USA Mobility (now Spok) and its predecessor company, Metrocall, Inc., since 1997.  She oversees corporate and regional human resource and payroll operations.  In addition, Culp assumed the role of Chief Compliance Officer in October 2007 and oversees the Ethics Program and related compliance activities.  Prior to joining the company, Culp was a consultant with the Hay Group, a global human resources management consulting firm where she provided advice and services primarily to organizations undergoing large-scale organizational change. She has expertise in designing and implementing cost-effective human resource systems that align with and support the business strategies of the organization. Culp has more than 25 years of experience in human resource management and operations, including more than 12 years in senior management positions. Culp is a graduate of Saint Francis College with a Master of Arts in Industrial Relations.

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DONNA SCOTT
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING

Scott is a healthcare marketing professional with more than 25 years of marketing, sales, and product management experience in the technology and healthcare industries. She leads Spok's worldwide marketing initiatives as the company educates its audience on the value of its offerings and strong customer partnerships. Previously, she was Assistant Vice President of Marketing Strategy and Product Marketing for McKesson RelayHealth. Scott was on the Board of Directors of Dossia, an open personal health platform, from 2007-2011. She also spent more than 30 years with AT&T where she led multiple product organizations and provided strategic thought leadership on key corporate projects. Scott received a certificate in Healthcare Leadership from the Harvard School of Public Health. She also has an MBA in Marketing from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.  

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