Management Team

Mike DeGraw

President & CEO

Mike assumed the role of President at Horizon Communications Technologies in July 2010. Prior to HCT, Mike served in several executive management roles within the telecommunications industry, most recently as Senior Vice President of Wholesale at DeltaCom. Prior to DeltaCom, Mike was President and co-owner of Huntington Telecom, an international wholesale voice operator. Prior to Huntington Telecom, he was a Vice President with private equity firm Leucadia Telecommunications Group where he managed a diverse group of international telecommunications businesses, including responsibilities at Wiltel Communications. Prior to Leucadia, Mike held sales management positions with Global Crossing, Cable & Wireless and AT&T Australia.

 

KYLE MOODY

COO

Kyle brings a diverse background in operations and finance to his role as COO. Prior to joining Horizon, Kyle served as Vice President of Operations at Mobilio LLC, a nationwide trading company focused on the wireless telecommunications industry.  Kyle also served as COO at RED Digital Cinema Camera Co. where he led RED through its early growth years. Prior to RED, he was Managing Consultant at PA Consulting Group advising global telecommunications and media companies on strategic operational matters. In addition, Kyle has held senior corporate development and finance positions in the telecommunications industry with both Covad Communications and AirTouch Communications.

 

JOHN CRUZ

CTO

John Cruz began his career in information technology at Pacificare in Orange County in 1997. John joined Prime Services Group as a DSL Technician in 1999 and was quickly promoted through the ranks from technician to field manager to purchasing manager. After PSG, John started CF Communications which he led until merging the company with Horizon in 2007. At Horizon, John started the wireless division and has grown it exponentially each year since. John now oversees multiple crews installing WiFi and DAS in markets nationwide.

 

Larry J. Beebe, RCDD

Vice President, Sales/Special Projects/Market Development

Larry began his telecommunication career with Litton BTS in 1972 as National Sales Manager. In 1977 Larry started his own company Creative Communication Systems, which he sold in 1998 to do some motor home travels with wife, CiCi, and raise a couple grandchildren. Larry began consulting to cities, agencies and companies at the same time. Larry joined Horizon in 2012 in the capacity of Market Development and was promoted to his current role of Vice President, Sales in 2014. 

 

JIM CORTENS

Controller

Jim has over two decades of senior management experience in the disciplines of corporate finance and strategic planning, having worked in this role with several high growth, technology organizations. Prior to joining Horizon in 2013, Jim was an independent consultant to a variety of entrepreneurial enterprises, supporting and assisting their growth and improvement initiatives. Before this, Jim was Co-Founder and President of BPO Management Services, a provider of business process outsourcing solutions, Executive Vice President of Infocrossing, a provider of IT outsourcing solutions, Co-Founder and CFO of ITO Acquisition Corporation, a provider of outsourced IT services, and Vice President of Systems Management Specialists. Jim began his career with SHL Systemhouse, a large international systems integration firm.

 
 

Kristin Neubauer

Vice President, Human Resources

Kristin began her career in telecommunications with Integrity Communications Consultants.  She was a Project Manager on nationwide rollout projects and day to day maintenance for several national restaurant chains.  After several years, she carried her project management experience to RED Digital Cinema.  It was at RED, that she seized an opportunity to learn Human Resources under a seasoned mentor as they grew from 150 to over 400 employees.  Over the following six years, she learned, gleaned and developed a valuable skill set in HR with the added benefit of truly enjoying her work.  In 2015, she was recruited by Kyle Moody to join the Horizon management team combining her experience in both HR and telecom.

 

Joe Cruz

Director of Data Center Operations

Joe began working for Horizon Communications Technology in December of 2006. His communications career started over 30 years ago with the United States Army as a Tactical Communications Systems Technician. He was responsible for operating, maintaining and repairing teletype vans – UHF shot vans and all AM/FM type radios. Joe shared ownership of a telecommunications company and has worked for several telecommunications companies in the industry. He has held many different key level positions; Estimator, Engineer, Project Manager, Operations Manager, Sales Manager. His knowledge and expertise is invaluable to HCT in his current role of Director, Data Center Operations.