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Executive Team

David Marble, President and CEO

David Marble brings 30 years of business and technical experience in technology companies. He has served in executive capacities in operations management, product management, business development and strategic planning. Prior to joining OSHEAN, Marble established himself as an entrepreneur and innovator for a number of startup companies in the telecommunications and software industry. Most recently, David was a co-founder of the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL). AAEEBL is a member based collaborative of nearly all worldwide ePortfolio initiatives with membership of over one hundred academic institutions and software vendors. David was also the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Business Development for TAZZ Networks and Vice President of Marketing for Ignitus, a Metro Optical start-up acquired by Lucent. A lifelong Rhode Islander, David always has the State's best interest at heart. He is committed to growing OSHEAN's role as a strategic asset for the education and economic future of the region and works closely with members, the RI state leadership and national organizations in support of this mission.

Chip Tolbert, Chief Operating Officer

Chip Tolbert serves as OSHEAN'S Chief Operating Officer and brings over 30 years of executive-level administrative management experience to his role. Chip is responsible for ensuring operational excellence as OSHEAN fulfills its mission to serve as a critical strategic and technical asset to the region's Community Anchor Institutions. Prior to joining OSHEAN, Chip was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tolbert Consulting, LLC, which specialized in providing Interim Financial Management Support, Merger and Acquisition Support and Project Management Support services to a diverse group of large established companies. Prior to forming TC LLC, Chip served as Vice President, Finance and Controller of CVS Pharmacy, which was the Retail Division of CVS Caremark Corporation, the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States. Chip has proven success with mergers and acquisitions, pre-merger due diligence, post-merger integration, strategic procurement, managing independent audits, managing system development projects, executing cost savings initiatives, solving complex business issues and managing close to 500 associates. Prior to joining CVS/Caremark Corporation, Chip was a Certified Public Accountant at Deloitte & Touche. Chip is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major concentration in Accounting. He received his Certified Public Accountant designation in 1983 and has served on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers of Rhode Island, Rock-N-Jock Charities, GaGa's Inc. and Potowomut Golf Club. Chip is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Tim Rue, Chief Technology Officer

Tim Rue is directly responsible for the Beacon 2.0 Network, including architecture, engineering, implementation and daily operation. Tim also managed the team that designed and engineered the Beacon 2.0 Network. When Tim first came to OSHEAN in 2002, the network was a 50 megabit small capacity network. Today Beacon 2.0 is a multi-gigabit carrier class data, optical transport and advanced IP-based high capacity service provider network. His efforts on risk assessment and mitigation have helped improve network uptime from 95% to 99.999%. Tim is a former Systems Engineer for Cisco Systems in Lexington, Massachusetts where he designed and configured Cisco IP telephone networks and provided engineering support to clients and internal personnel. In addition, Tim was a Founding Principal and Director of NOC Services-Lighthouse Communications, Inc. where he directed vision, strategic planning, and company operations, including service development, finance, customer service, business development and strategic partnerships.

Mark Montalto, Vice President

With over 25 years of experience in technology sectors, Mark Montalto’s leadership and management skills has helped OSHEAN propel to the next level of service. Mark serves as Vice President and is primarily responsible for member retention, services and a myriad of other operations. Prior to joining OSHEAN, Mark worked for 15 years at CISCO in a variety of positions.

Technical Team

Jeff Bain
Senior Solutions Engineer


Ventsi Gotov
Senior Network Engineer


Brian Schaefer
Network Engineering Manager


Kim Cournoyer
Information Security Engineer


Jackie Knight-Barber
Support Engineer


Allan Zawadowicz, Jr.
Network Engineer


Brian Coutu
Solutions Engineer


Brandon Migliore
Network Engineer


Jon Domen
Senior Network Architect


Ray O'Neil
Support Engineer


Katherine Cassidy
Cyber Security Analyst and Data Analytics 

Business Team

Ralph Fasano
Director, Member Services


Jody Gill


Melanie Turcotte
Manager, Business Operations


Nimota Garcia
Communications Administrator


Rob Gay
Director, Technical Programs and Services


Pam McCarthy
Executive Assistant


Douglas Alexander
Manager, Member Services Advocacy


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