With 35 years in the telecom industry, Jim has experience in sales, customer service and technical service. He is able to lead with a solid technical foundation, industry and product knowledge, and a commitment to customer satisfaction. Jim is also responsible for all vendor relationships, strategic alliances and Affiliated’s product offerings.
Larry has served as President of Affiliated Communications since 1993. He has extensive management experience having served in an executive capacity at US Telephone, Nortel Networks, Telesphere, DSC Communications, and NeoData Corporation.
He currently is a partner at Affinitas, a direct marketing management company, and serves on the Board of Directors of Affiliated Communications and Affinitas.
Darren started his career in the telecommunications industry in 1994 in Dallas, Texas when he took a job working in the warehouse at Wiltel. Within months, he was promoted to field technician and worked for 13 years providing service to companies in and around Dallas, including five years onsite at Childrens Medical Center.
Darren has extensive experience in the installation and programming of many Avaya products, ranging from small key systems and BCMs to large CS1000s and Contact Centers using TDM and VoIP. He joined Affiliated in January of 2007 and focused on Converged IP Solutions as well as Contact Center Implementations. In January of 2012, Darren accepted the role of Operations Manager of Affiliated’s Austin office.
Darren and his wife Becky were married in 1997. They have two boys and enjoy their time together camping and doing other outdoor activities.
Since 1995, Thomas has been engineering solutions for complex networking and voice needs. He has been a part of Affiliated since December, 2003, serving as a senior data engineer specializing in integrating Voice and Unified Communications systems into existing networks, designing ethernet networks, VPNs, wireless solutions, and troubleshooting networking issues. Thomas enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons.
JEFF COLEMAN //
HOUSTON OPERATIONS MANAGER
Jeff began his career in the communications industry in 1996, working as an assistant on a large Nortel PBX installation. His first job was to sit at a terminal all day and program digital sets. This gave him a lot of hands-on experience, and he quickly began handling his own customers. Over the years he moved up from Field Technician to Installation Technician then Technician Supervisor. In 2008, Jeff made the move to Affiliated as the Senior CS1000 Technician for the Houston office. He took over the role of Operations Manager for the Houston office in 2013.
He and his wife Kelli have two sons, and spend most of their evenings attending the many events the boys are involved in with school and church (and also ferrying them to and from practices and rehearsals for those events). He also finds time to write for a website about his beloved Houston Astros.