Jesse Price, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board
Jesse Price is the CEO of NetQuest responsible for managing all aspects of NetQuest’s day-to-day business and operation and from a corporate governance perspective also holds the roles of President and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Prior to assuming the role of CEO in early 2014, Jesse held a senior executive position as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Jesse spearheaded and was instrumental in leading the successful transition of NetQuest from OEM engineering and manufacturing services to a leading global supplier of monitoring access systems. During his tenure at NetQuest, Jesse has leveraged more than 20 years of rich industry experience to shape NetQuest’s marketing, business development and product portfolio strategies. His strong technical and market expertise coupled with his leadership skills have contributed significantly to NetQuest’s consistent growth and success.
Prior to joining NetQuest, Jesse was Chief Marketing Officer and a co-founder of Eastern Research, a leader in network access solutions. Jesse was instrumental in the sale of Eastern Research to Sycamore Networks where he served as VP of Marketing. Earlier in his career, Jesse served in senior design engineering and marketing roles at Axxess Communications and Datatel/Dowty/Case Communications.
As VP of Global Sales, Rich Moulder is responsible for strategic planning and management of all aspects of NetQuest global sales including direct and channel sales, strategic partnerships and marketing initiatives. Building on a 30+ year legacy of consistent accomplishment in sales and sales management, his emphasis is on developing and expanding sales by positioning the Company’s products into governments, carriers, enterprises, and strategic partner markets. Rich joined NetQuest in early 2014 with a record of success and demonstrated strength in development of new sales and sales force leadership in both large and small company environments. In his first full year with NetQuest, Rich has increased the company sales revenue by 50%.
Prior to joining NetQuest, Rich was Vice President of Sales for Coriant (formerly Sycamore Networks) where he was responsible for North American Sales in the period from 2006 to early 2014. Before that, Rich was a sales executive at Eastern Research from 1996 to 2006, where he progressed from Regional and National Sales Director to Vice President of Sales for North America and grew the company revenue in his area of responsibility from $2M to $50M.
As the Chief Financial /Operating Officer Brian is responsible for the strategic & financial oversight of the business and its day to day operations. Prior to NetQuest, Brian was the Chief Financial Officer at ACTEGA North America, Inc. (an ALTANA company); a company with revenues of over $110m. Brian joined ACTEGA Kelstar in 2006 as the CFO and was later promoted to Chief Operating and Financial Officer. In 2016, Kelstar was merged with a sister company, almost doubling its size and forming ACTEGA North America; of which Brian was named the CFO. During his tenure with ACTEGA, Brian provided executive leadership to virtually all departments within the company including Finance, HR, Operations, IT, Purchasing, Development and Customer Service. He was also the executive leader of the SAP software implementation. Brian also led the acquisition, merge and integration of several companies during his tenure with ACTEGA.
Prior to ACTEGA, Brian was the CFO at Eastern Research, Inc., a telecom company, where he completely built and ran the Financial, IT and HR organizations from the ground up. He established a framework that enabled the business to scale from $4.5m, when he joined in 2009 to $65m when the business was sold. He was instrumental in rapid growth of the business and the successful acquisition by Sycamore Networks.
Brian joined the NetQuest board as an independent director in 2017. Brian chairs the Compensation and Audit committees of the NetQuest Board and brings years of financial experience to help with the strategic plans of NetQuest.