Telecom Exchange (TEX) Advisory Board Members

The Board’s responsibilities include providing more value to the events’ attendees, including but not limited to: timely speaking topics and inspiring speakers for the CEO Roundtables; innovative new partnerships; and new ways to give back to the telecom and tech community.

Teri Francis

Teri Francis

Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer of Console Connect

Responsible for the overall product strategy, management, design, and innovative vision of the Console platform. Before joining Console, Teri served and Vice President, Technology Development at Equinix where she led the architecture and engineering teams designing private cloud interconnection. Prior to Equinix, Teri was Vice President of Customer Solutions at NTT America responsible for product development and customer engineering for their global IP network. She has over 20 years of diverse experience in technology, networking, cloud, and data center arenas. Ms. Francis earned a Master of Science degree in Telecommunications from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering from

Ian Horowitz

Ian Horowitz

Senior Sales Manager, Americas of Epsilon Telecommunications

A 20-plus year Telecom veteran with proven experience in driving sales management and operational excellence, at early start-up companies, growing corporations, as well as global and multi-national institutions. Highly accomplished in strategic planning, management, and execution of the sales cycle with U.S and International Network Service Providers, Cloud Adoption Specialist and Direct Connect SDI™ to Cloud and Content Providers. His specialties include; Social Media, Sales and Business development, building and maintaining profitable relationships with partners, vendors, and customers. Superior knowledge of contract negotiation and ability to deliver favorable terms and conditions; adept at closing deals and evaluating complex transactional documents.

Liz Kerton

Liz Kerton

President of Telecom Council

One of the Silicon Valley’s most influential women according to the San Jose Business Journal, is a marketing expert focused on technology and telecom. She started Telecom Council of Silicon Valley in 2001, a community of thousands of telecom industry insiders from hundreds of companies including sixty global telcos who are focused on telecom innovation. In 2011, she started the Autotech Council which connects auto makers and their Tier 1 vendors with innovation and entrepreneurs.

Adam Knobloch

Adam Knobloch

Director of Data Centers of Bisnow

Adam Knobloch is a data center enthusiast with years of experience leading event expansion and sales efforts for a a number of firms. Mr. Knobloch joined leading commercial real estate media and events company Bisnow Media as the Director of Data Centers in March of 2017. While leading Bisnow's event and media strategy for the Mission Critical industry, Knobloch has increased the firm's exposure and expanded its data center events offerings to eight markets. He is also in charge of future expansion plans both nationally and internationally. Mr. Knobloch earned his Bachelor's Degree of Business Administration at American University's Kogod School of Business, with a focus on Marketing and Public Relations.

Mona Weisberg

Mona Weisberg

Director of Colliers International in NYC

Mona is actively working on the business development to lease DataGryd’s data center housed in 60 Hudson to telecommunications and enterprise companies. Prior to Colliers, Ms. Weisberg worked with RCN, responsible for business development with the commercial Real Estate community to ensure access of RCN’s fiber optic network to NYC’s premier properties. Before RCN, Ms. Weisberg was Director of Client Relations/Real Estate for Eureka Broadband Corporation. She originated and maintained relationships with national and regional commercial real estate owners representing over 100 landlords, 200 million square feet/3000 commercial office buildings in five markets; then as Director of Real Estate she compiled a portfolio of over 750 buildings in the Northeast. She established her real estate career at Solomon Associates, where she partnered to launch the Philadelphia tri-state area’s first and most successful on-going Retail Tenant Representation firm. Ms. Weisberg holds a B.A. from Drew University and real estate license in New York. She is also a member of REBNY.

Interested in becoming a member of the TEX Advisory Board? Emails us at: [email protected]