Leadership


Christopher D. Smith : President & CEO

Christopher D. Smith is a Co-Founder, and the President and Chief Executive Officer of Telsphere, Inc.. He has been working in the Information Technology field for the past 25 years, and is the founder of Convergent Systems, LLC, I/O Networks, LLC, and several other IT-based companies. Mr. Smith has extensive experience in network and systems, application development, systems integration, project management, and web design and development. He has 20 years experience in the Telecommunications and Expense Management field and has worked closely with Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies to provide enterprise level Software as a Service to their user base.

Mr. Smith is responsible for the overall direction of Telsphere, Inc., as well as day to day operations, infrastructure, and current and future development projects.

In his spare time, he is a member of the Computer Technology Advisory Council at Sandhills Community College, Vice President of the Triangle Section of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America, Vice President of IT & Operations for the Sandhills Motoring Festival, and a member in good standing of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution.

Christina McKenzie : Vice President & Chief Development Officer

A Telsphere, Inc. Co-Founder, Tina is a skilled programmer with extensive knowledge of SQL, dynamic web coding and database management systems. She has over 20 years of experience developing software to import, analyze, and authenticate telecom data. Tina is a flexible and creative problem solver whose detail-oriented mindset excels at data validation and crossword puzzles.

Tina’s educational background includes a BA in German and a Concentration in International Studies from Davidson College in Davidson, NC. As a Davidson student, Tina completed one year of study at Julius-Maximillians-Universität in Würzburg, Germany. She has an AAS in Computer Programming and a Certificate in Web Design from Sandhills Community College in Southern Pines, NC.

An avid tennis player, Tina uses her problem-solving skills and competitive drive to pursue USTA league tennis.

Eric Reed : Vice President & Chief Data Officer

With over 20 years of experience working as a Senior Data Administrator, Eric has extensive knowledge with overseeing the performance, integrity and security of database environments for enterprise level software applications within the Telecom industry.

As Co-Founder and Chief Data Officer, Eric is responsible for the organization of enterprise data management concepts; establishing data governance; and organizing and implementing policies, procedures, and responsibilities that outline and enforce rules of engagement, decision rights, and the accountabilities for the effective management of information assets.

When Eric is not focusing on his duties as CDO, he enjoys spending time with his family, and playing golf every chance he gets.

Scott Hagen : Vice President & Chief Application Officer

Scott has been developing enterprise level application software for Fortune 500 companies for over 20 years. His comprehensive knowledge of programming languages combined with his broad experience culminate in his role as Chief Application Officer and Co-Founder. Understanding of client and provider processes are key elements that he incorporates into his roadmap for any application he designs. His focus on performance, reliability, and business intelligence are designed to bring about client success and results.

Scott is passionate golfer and enjoys his time in the home of golf, Pinehurst, NC as well as spending quality time with his family.