Kevin G. Sinclair, CFE
With over 14 years at the helm of Wireless Zone®, Sinclair is the master of the practical, strategic solutions that have helped the company continue to grow, year after year, and keeps the company focused on its strategic plan Mission One Million. He became president of Wireless Zone in 2000 after six years as Vice President of Operations. When Sinclair came on board, the organization was comprised of 27 stores (then known as The Car Phone Store) in three states. Under his direction, Wireless Zone is now approaching 500 stores in 27 states plus the District of Columbia. Today there is demand from both potential franchisees and Verizon for extensive expansion into new territories.
Before joining Wireless Zone, Sinclair was general manager of national accounts with Bell Atlantic Mobile (now part of Verizon Wireless). He has extensive knowledge of the wireless industry, both from the carrier and distribution sides. Sinclair managed large, successful sales teams at Bell Atlantic Mobile, and has been a major accounts sales leader himself. His keen ability to identify with and support the needs of Wireless Zone franchisees facilitates his plans for continued franchise development, and existing store sales growth.
Sinclair is Chairman and a Director of the Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving, Inc. and former Chairman and current board member of the Make a Wish Foundation of CT, in addition Kevin was elected to and now serves on the Governance Committee for Make a Wish National. Kevin also serves on the Board of Directors for Wireless Zone® / ATI and was formally a board member of the Wireless Communications Division (WCD) of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). The mission of the WCD is to: "Promote the value of the indirect channel to the wireless industry, and to grow the professionalism and longevity of that channel, with the support and advocacy of the entire supply chain."
Keeping a focus on the companies mission statement, “We are dedicated to being the nation’s top wireless retailer by providing the best customer experience”, will keep the system growing with new owners, and the expansion of existing owners and year over year store growth."
Chief Financial Officer
Lewkowicz joined Wireless Zone® in the beginning of 2001 as Chief Financial Officer and oversees the financial and treasury operations of ATI. His duties include financial strategic planning, reporting and compliance for the company. He serves as Treasurer and Director of the Wireless Zone Foundation for Public Giving.
Prior to coming to Wireless Zone, Lewkowicz was the CFO of TELEFLEX-Sermatech Corporation, where he was involved with domestic and international financial operations. He brings over 25 years of financial and treasury experience with major Fortune 500 companies such as United Technologies and Bayer Pharmaceuticals and has been on the Board of Directors and Investment Committee with the Kaman Aerospace Credit Union. Steve was named "CFO of the Year" for 2009 by the Hartford Business Journal.
Lewkowicz has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Norwich University and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) -Lally School of Management and Technology.
Susan Suhr, CFE
Chief Administrative Officer
Suhr oversees all training, legal, administrative, and contractual issues pertaining to Wireless Zone® and its affiliates. Since joining Wireless Zone in 1994, Suhr has administered all legal issues including: new and old franchise documents, state and federal regulatory issues, supervision of in-house counsel and paralegals, contract preparation, coordination of outside counsel, employee and operations manuals and more. In spring of 2007, she was tasked with creating a new training department, which has grown into a valuable resource for our franchisees. Suhr serves as President and Director of the Wireless Zone Foundation for Public Giving. She brings deep experience as a senior executive at Pfizer, Inc. to guide Wireless Zone’s rapid expansion.
Suhr has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from Bucknell University and an MBA in international business and finance from New York University Graduate School of Business Administration.
Senior Executive Vice President
Joe Johnson, Wireless Zone® ’s Senior Executive Vice President, brings a new focus to retail operations. He oversees distribution, procurement, marketing, merchandising, training, project management, system standards and headquarter field support. Johnson’s straightforward approach and unassuming style has been successful in bringing these diverse functions into a more cohesive, unified effort that will provide increased support for our stores by driving traffic, converting profitable sales and improving operational health.
Prior to coming to Wireless Zone, Johnson held multiple positions at Target Corp. that afforded him diverse experience multiple functions and industries including merchandising, business partnerships and strategic negotiations, product sourcing, and international strategy.
Johnson has a BA, JD, and MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.
Executive Vice President
Michael Broe joined Wireless Zone® as Executive Vice President of Corporate Stores to lead the newly formed ATI,LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of ATI in July 2010. He was promoted to Executive Vice President of ATI in May 2011, with the additional responsibilities of all company franchise growth and real estate.
Mr. Broe brings 25+ years of retail multi-unit operations management experience. He advanced from entry level management to leading 600+ store field teams for RadioShack as the Great Lakes Area Vice President. Most recently before joining Wireless Zone, he acted as Head of Store Operations for 680 Goodyear company-owned retail stores. Mr. Broe has expertise in recruiting, hiring, performance management, recognition and rewards systems, and field talent development. He has additional experience in compensation plan development, customer sales training, and labor management systems. He has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business and is a former Commissioned U.S Army Officer.
Senior Vice President of Sales
Staszewski joined the ATI team in August 2006 as the Vice President of Business Development with more than twenty years of business and sales management experience. In April 2007, he was promoted to Vice President & General Manager, and joined the Executive Staff in March 2010 as the Senior Vice President of Sales. His duties as Senior Vice President of Sales include overseeing store operations, Verizon FiOS, and all Verizon Wireless regional relationships.
Staszewski’s career began with the development and management of the regional finance department of start-up wireless carrier Metro Mobile CTS. From there he went on to build the Indirect Distribution and Reseller (MVNO) Channels, a niche that allowed Staszewski to excel as a manager and develop a number of successful organizations for two of the nation’s largest wireless carriers.
Staszewski has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Post College.
Chief Technology Officer
Murtari joined the company in 2006 as the Chief Technology Officer. As a member of the Executive Staff, Murtari directs and manages all information management budgeting, strategic and tactical planning, Internet strategies, business process re-engineering, and database system strategy. He also oversees the planning and implementation of all business information systems, such as sales, customer operations, Internet sales, Point of Sale, and internal communications.
Murtari’s experience includes serving as Director of Information Technology at Thales Broadcast & Multimedia, Inc., where he managed all day-to-day
IT operations for four North American Facilities. He received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences from Central Connecticut State University.
Since graduating, Murtari has sought to expand his knowledge base through numerous training seminars and continued educational courses. At ATI, Murtari
has received a reputation for being the go-to technology guy, with the insight and experience to help to lead the company into the 21st century.
Director of Human Resources
Diane is the company’s Director of Human Resources, joining the management team in November 2006. She is responsible for the development and administration of all employee related programs at our corporate office. Diane’s high energy and good nature have quickly made her a team favorite.
Diane has over 15 years experience in Human Resources with large and small companies, including United Technologies, prior to joining the Wireless Zone family. She has also been a consultant to businesses sharing her know-how in organizational development, human resources, and training. Diane was also an Assistant Professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, and continues to serve as a part-time instructor of management and strategic planning.
Diane has a Bachelors degree from the University of Connecticut and a MS in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lally School of Management and Technology.