Jim Siegrist brings to Cydcor more than 20 years of experience in investment banking, business development and corporate finance. In his role, Siegrist is responsible for overseeing Cydcor’s business development team. He works to identify new business opportunities globally, develop marketing initiatives and enhance the management of current business accounts through market research, financial feasibility studies, operational effectiveness and capacity utilization.
Prior to joining Cydcor, Siegrist spent most of his career as an investment banker. He began his career with GE Capital working on leveraged buyouts in Stamford, CT and London, England. Siegrist also worked for Wall Street firms BT Alex. Brown and Deutsche Bank where he structured and financed leveraged buyouts for top tier private equity firms and large, corporate clients with transactions ranging in size from $150 million to $3 billion.
Holly Bates joined Cydcor in 2002, bringing more than 22 years of experience in corporate sales and business development. As Vice President of Business Development for Cydcor, Bates works with other senior executives to identify new market segments, initiate contact with and cultivate client relationships - all while overseeing and nurturing the growth of existing campaigns.
Bates is credited with spearheading key accounts for Cydcor such as Bell Canada, Moneris Solutions, Rogers, Direct Energy and Shaw Cable. Prior to joining Cydcor in 2002, Bates spent 13 years as national director of marketing for an outsourced sales company, specializing in advertising and promotional materials. There, she developed corporate accounts for clients such as Hyatt International, Marriott Corporation, Subway and major golf management corporations throughout the U.S. Other responsibilities included training and managing teams of account marketing directors.
Bates holds a B.A. from Chicago’s Loyola University with a major in marketing and a concentration in psychology.
Sean Devine joined Cydcor in 2011. Devine is recognized as a Canadian Direct Marketing authority. His intimate knowledge of the Canadian Marketplace has been honed by a 25-year career as a pioneer in the industry. Devine is spearheading Cydcor’s rapid evolution to dominate alternate Canadian industry growth. Devine is credited with three new campaigns in Office Supplies and Telecommunications. He works closely with the executive team to source new opportunities for Cydcor’s Canadian expansion.
Devine is internationally respected for his unique ability to identify sustainable programs, implement key strategies and fortify client loyalty. Devine's ever present commitment to the people in the field is legendary. Prior to Cydcor, Devine launched international promotional marketing in Africa, Belgium, France and the U.S.A. while seamlessly guiding Canadian operations. These include the Hilton Hotel chain, Pizza Hut and the sports franchises of The Montreal Expos and the Ottawa Senators.
Jack Geiger joined Cydcor in 1997 with more than 20 years of sales experience with specific expertise in the distribution of goods and services through wholesale, retail, indirect and direct sales channels.In his role as Vice President of Business Development, Geiger works directly with Cydcor’s CEO and other senior executives to develop successful and productive sales programs. Geiger is responsible for leading some of Cydcor’s largest direct sales campaigns including those in the energy, Internet, wireless and satellite communications industries.
Prior to joining Cydcor, Geiger was the president of Global Access Marketing, a marketing and services firm active in the consumer electronics industry. Global Access represented international electronics corporations including Sony, Panasonic, Sharp and others to introduce new products, expand distribution and to increase market share. Previously, Geiger held management positions within Honeywell Inc., where his responsibilities included the management of joint ventures with Ericsson, NEC and Groupe Bull, as well as the marketing and implementation of integrated voice and data solutions.
Geiger holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing Management with an emphasis in Logistics and Economics from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
James McCarthy joined Cydcor in 1997 and brings more than 25 years of experience as a senior executive in business development and management to the company. As Vice President of Business Development, McCarthy works directly with Cydcor’s Senior Vice President of Business Development designing and implementing new strategies to acquire new clients and manage existing relationships.
Prior to joining Cydcor, McCarthy worked as an independent business consultant and corporate executive for two start-up telephone companies in Asia. Prior to this, he was the senior vice president of land operations at Princess Cruises. Over his 12-year career at Princess Cruises, his responsibilities included the development and management of the reservations, airline, and IT services departments, as well as international shore excursion and embarkation services. McCarthy played a pivotal role in establishing the cruise line company as a leader within the international travel industry.
Kim Schram is a specialized business development professional with 22 years of experience in telecommunications and e-business. Throughout her career, Kim has had exceptional success identifying new distribution channels and creating winning relationships between key partners. As a member of the Cydcor team, Kim leverages her strategic business development experience to identify key players. She negotiates winning partnerships in growth segments such as solar, energy and other key home services.
Prior to Cydcor, Kim held roles as the Vice President of Business Development for WhiteFence and Director of Channel Strategy and Partner Sales Channels for Qwest Communications. In these organizations, she held leadership roles helping drive key decisions and long-term strategy including business development, partner management, sales, operations and marketing. Kim has her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Michigan State University.
Shawn brings 30 years of financial and business operational experience to Cydcor. His primary responsibility is new business development and has spent much of his time in the technology space for our B2B sales platform, broadening and diversifying Cydcor’s service and product base.
Shawn began his career and an institutional high yield bond salesman at Drexel, Burnham, Lambert. He subsequently held similar positons in capital markets and sales management at Citibank, BT Alex Brown and Deutsche Bank. An Airline Transport Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor, Shawn was an Equity Partner and Chief Operating Officer at FlightAware, general aviation’s largest website growing that business from a start-up to the industry leader. Currently residing in Darien CT, Shawn in a native New Yorker who has also lived in Chicago, San Francisco and Houston. He holds a BA from Montclair State University and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Joe Wolfe joined Cydcor in 1999 and brings more than 20 years of experience working with major business and consumer service organizations. Wolfe's responsibilities include working with Cydcor’s senior executives to identify, acquire and develop relationships with new clients within the U.S.
Previously, Wolfe has held executive positions with Warner-Amex Cable, Cellular Communications Inc., MCI, LCI International and Qwest Communications. He was responsible for the development, execution and management of all consumer direct sales channels and business development. In addition, Wolfe developed national partnerships for Internet-based acquisition, outbound telemarketing programs and Pacific Rim sales channels.
Wolfe earned his associates degree in business administration from Hocking State University and attended Ohio University where he studied government affairs. In addition, Wolfe has had extensive professional training in modern business with an emphasis in advanced sales and marketing, management and economics.