Chief Executive Officer
Skip Tappen is Chief Executive Officer at NWN Corporation. With over 30 years of experience in the IT industry, he assumed the role of CEO January 2017. As CEO, Skip is focused on helping enterprise, mid-market and public sector customers solve their business challenges with relevant, flexible technology solutions.
Prior to taking on the role of Chief Executive Officer, Skip was President and Chief Operating Officer for NWN where his primary responsibilities were to manage the overall operation of the business. This included strategy, management and P&L responsibility for NWN’s sales, service delivery and administrative organizations. Prior to NWN, Mr. Tappen was a Partner with Accenture in their Communications and High Tech Industry group. He was a client partner working with some of the largest technology companies in the world helping them integrate and improve their business operations.
Mr. Tappen holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont where he graduated magna cum laude.
Richard E. Johnson
Chief Financial Officer
Rich Johnson is the Chief Financial Officer for NWN Corporation. Rich is responsible for NWN’s Support Services including all financial and legal matters, Order to Cash functions, Human Resources, and Information Technology.
Prior to joining NWN, Rich was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of FusionStorm, a company that designs, integrates and implements data centers. Throughout his career, Rich has held senior-level accounting finance positions at multiple organizations including Lake Region Medical, GT Advanced Technologies and Ocean Spray Cranberries.
Rich received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Bentley University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern New Hampshire University. Rich is currently an adjunct professor at Southern New Hampshire University and is also a Massachusetts-licensed Certified Public Accountant.
Executive Vice President – National Service Delivery
Drew Phelps is responsible for NWN’s Services business. He leads a team covering all of NWN’s locations, three datacenters, 24x7x365 Network Operations Center and Service Desk, and two IT endpoint configuration facilities.
Drew has over 20 years of experience in information technology, operations, customer support, and management. He joined NWN in 2003 on the ground floor in Customer Service, and has held multiple roles in NWN’s Services team during that time. Prior to NWN, Drew worked for yet2.com, an Intellectual Property (IP) broker and consultant, where he was the Director of Operations. Drew has published business research at Andersen Consulting. He was also the Manager of Information Systems for Logal Software, an Israeli-based educational software company. Drew has a degree in International Relations and French Literature from Tufts University.
Executive Vice President – Sales and Marketing
Scott Pintsopoulos is NWN’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. A veteran leader with over 26 years of industry experience, Scott is responsible for setting the strategy, vision, and execution of NWN’s Sales, Business Development, Marketing, and Vendor Relations initiatives. Scott joined NWN in October of 2009 as the Regional VP of the Northeast Region where he led Sales, Engineering, Finance and Operations. Under his direction, the region significantly outpaced the industry growth metrics, and the team was consistently recognized as a top performing region while maintaining the highest level of customer service. In 2012 Scott accepted a new role, Executive Vice President of Professional Services where he supported a team of engineers and project managers on a national and a global scale. During Scott’s tenure as the services leader, he focused on delivering best of breed solutions in every region of the country. These efforts were recognized in the form double digit annual revenue growth, along with numerous Customer Service awards by industry OEM leaders such as Cisco and Hewlett Packard. In August of 2017 Scott accepted his current position as NWN’s EVP of Sales and Marketing.