who we are
The Management Team
We recognize THAT YOUR BRAND AND BUSINESS ARE LIKE NO OTHER. From client service to technology, operations all the way to senior management, we study our clients’ businesses and their corporate culture so we may best represent them to their customers. Donnelly customizes programs to each client’s EXACT requirements.
Martin D. Tighe, Founder and CEO
Martin Tighe founded Donnelly Communications in 1981 while still in college and has led the company for the past 35 years. An early pioneer in the outsourced contact center industry, he spearheaded the design of proprietary software applications that are easily customized to fit each client’s objectives.
Martin’s focus is on establishing long term partnerships and enabling clients to attract, convert and retain customers. The results are increased brand loyalty and revenue. He fosters a culture of integrity and passion for excellence which radiates throughout the company. Led by Martin’s industry leadership and experience, Donnelly Communications offers the most effective contact center solutions in the industry.
Dennis E. McMaster, President and COO
Dennis McMaster brings 35 years of business and leadership experience to Donnelly Communications, with 11 years in various roles at the executive level. In 1981, he began his career with Electronic Data Systems and has since served in various senior positions with technology companies. He has led turnaround efforts, the sale of a company, and participated in an initial public offering. Dennis brings a diverse background in sales, marketing and operations, and possesses a passion for building and leading teams that excel in the delivery of products and services.
Todd Guthrie, Chief Financial Officer
Todd Guthrie has been in senior financial executive roles for Atlanta-based manufacturing, distribution, and service companies ranging from start-ups to $300+ million in revenues for over 20 years. He also spent six years as a CPA with KPMG’s Manufacturing, Retail & Distribution practice. Todd’s experience spans public companies and international operations with a special emphasis on high-growth, high-change environments.
Lori Merritt, VP of Shared Solutions
Lori Merritt has worked at Donnelly Communications for over 12 years and held positions of increasing responsibility as the company has grown. She is experienced in all aspects of call center operations and excels at coordinating processes across training, quality, and operations to ensure client success. Focused on omni-channel retail and catalog, Lori ensures that our clients’ customer experiences serves to build customer satisfaction and brand loyalty.
Sean Ilenrey, VP of Dedicated Solutions
Sean Ilenrey has over 10 years of experience in the Customer Contact and BPO industries. Previous employers include The Results Company, where he built and managed several Workforce Management (WFM) departments domestically and offshore, encompassing 1,700+ agents. Sean is also an industry leader in Outbound Analytics, Dialer Strategy and Compliance. Sean focuses on increasing revenue by utilizing performance strategy and staffing efficiency.
Shari Ramsey, Director of Operations
Shari Ramsey has been an instrumental part of the Donnelly Team for the past ten years and has served in multiple roles in operations and client services. Shari is an experienced leader focusing on team building, continuous improvement and qualitative processes to ensure Donnelly exceeds our clients’ requirements. Shari is also skilled at driving effective and efficient key performance metrics.
Wayne Barnes, Director of Project Management and Data Analytics
Wayne Barnes has served in contact centers for over 32 years. Working with major multi-channel companies including Spiegel and Eddie Bauer, his experience spans multiple functional areas including operations, management, project management, and data analytics. Wayne has successfully led multiple implementations of telephony platforms, commerce systems, and other key contact center initiatives. Wayne also has extensive expertise in data analytics, workforce management, and annual capacity planning.
Alex Shane, Director of IT
Alex Shane has over 15 years of experience in the call center industry. With a Computer Engineering degree from Georgia Tech, his positions have spanned application development to database and systems administration. In addition to his technology background, Alex also carries a Six Sigma Black Belt certification in process improvement and an MBA from Georgia Tech which allows him to leverage his IT experience as it applies to business processes.
Kathy Bryan, Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications
Kathy Bryan is an innovative professional with experience in marketing, account services, and project management. She has served in marketing roles for the past 20 years including as a consultant at the Kennesaw State University Small Business Center. She specializes branding, strategic positioning and effective internal and external communications.
Contact us today and learn more about ways the Donnelly Management Team can help your company maximize revenue and better retain its valued customers.
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