Leading Telecommunications Management Executive / Consultant / Salesman / Project Manager / Expert Witness
- Alpharetta, Georgia (Greater Atlanta Area)
Cameron Sowder's Overview
- Executive Board Member at TEMIA Telecom Expense Management Industry Association
- Director of TEM Solutions at Manage Mobility
- COO & Co-Founder at Sowder Communications
- Telecom Expense Manager at AT&T
- Syracuse University
- Keller Graduate School
- DeVry University
AT&T School of Business & Technology
Harvard Extension School
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Cameron Sowder's Summary
Considered to be a leader in Telecommunications Management, particularly Telecom Expense Management (TEM), Telecom Project Management (TPM), and Telecom Workforce Management (TWM). Accomplished 16 year career successfully enhancing operations and managing projects for Fortune 500 businesses, including many on the Fortune 20. Unique background includes working from all 3 perspectives with enterprises, telecom carriers, and TEM providers. Top TEM salesman and speaker. Expert witness in telecom related legal cases. Co-authoring a book on Telecommunications Management. Developed and sold TelecomExpenseManagement.com and WirelessExpenseManagement.com. Entrepreneurial manager with proven skills and demonstrated expertise in telecom for entire career. Masters in Telecom Management and Bachelors in Technology Project Management, both accredited by PMI. Pursuing Doctorate in IT/Telecom Management. Multiple certifications and Ivy League programs. Active committee member of TEMIA publishing and presenting wireline, wireless, and mobile information. Telephony and IT/IS experience includes SDLC, financial, and general management. Known for being available nearly 24/7 and successfully managing remote/virtual/international projects. Consistently ranked at the top of TEM related searches. Recently nominated as TEM Professional of the Year and TEM Consultant/Project Manager on the largest wireline TEM implementation. Executive Board Member at Telecom Expense Management Industry Association (TEMIA).
Cameron Sowder's Skills & Expertise
Cameron Sowder's Experience
Executive Board Member
Nonprofit; Myself Only; Telecommunications industry
April 2013 – Present (2 months)
TEMIA (www.temia.org) is the authoritative voice for the Telecom Expense Management industry. TEMIA’s mission is to expand the size of the Telecom Expense Management (TEM) market globally, foster ongoing TEM performance improvement, and connect TEM buyers with qualified TEMIA members. I am an active member regularly presenting industry information and participate in numerous committees.
Director of TEM Solutions
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Telecommunications industry
July 2011 – Present (1 year 11 months) Alpharetta, GA
Responsible for developing, managing, and growing entire TEM program at leading WMM company. Marketing, sales, training, operations, implementations, proposals, partnerships, contracts, project management, recruiting, hiring, product development, applications design, SDLC, and strategy.
Top TEM salesman in company. Speaker and advisor at TEM events. Key in marketing materials and content management. Website and TEM software development. Sales training and customer training head. Lead on contracts and RFI/RFP responses. Program lead for new and existing TEM customers. Main manager for TEM product development and execution.
Manage Mobility is an award winning, leading national telecom management and advisory firm built around innovation and expertise. Manage Mobility has provided its industry-leading solutions and value-added services to prestigious customers in the Government, Armed Forces, Enterprise, Financial, Public and Private sectors. Offering a complete set of Telecom Lifecycle Programs to help organizations improve operations, while simultaneously providing insight and savings all with a hands-on managed approach. Combining Telecom Expense Management (TEM) and Wireless Mobility Management (WMM) professional BPO services with SaaS applications and knowledgeable personnel, Manage Mobility benefits clients with end to end wireless and wireline solutions. Services include: Vendor Management & Procurement, Sourcing & Contract Negotiation, Ordering & Provisioning, Mobile Device Compliance & Security, Invoice Processing & Bill Payment, Asset Tracking & Inventory Management, Auditing & Optimization with Dispute Management, Reporting Analytics & Business Intelligence, Project Management and Consulting Leadership, Mobile Device Management (MDM), Machine to Machine (M2M), Customer Care and Help Desk Support. Please visit Manage Mobility at www.ManageMobility.com.
COO & Co-Founder
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Telecommunications industry
March 2004 – Present (9 years 3 months) Alpharetta, GA
Founded in 2004 by the management team responsible for building AT&T’s TEM programs. Sowder Communications has the knowledge, resources, and experience necessary to be successful in any area of Telecom Expense Management. We are a proven and established company focused on Telecom Savings, Solutions, and Staffing.
• Project managed the largest wireline TEM implementation.
• Audited the telecommunications billing of most of the Fortune 1000.
• Millions in savings for both small business and enterprise customers.
• Authors of a new Global Telecom Management book.
• Created and managed the TEM solutions offered by AT&T for several years.
• Designed and trained various departments within many other TEM providers.
• Educations in telecom, finance, and management.
• Improved and tested carrier billing systems as well as TEM software applications.
• Attendance of various TEM events, and memberships in key TEM organizations.
• Building leading online Telecom Management resource.
Products and Services:
• Telecom Expense Management (TEM) – Sourcing, Procurement, and Contract Negotiation with Telecom and TEM vendors. Ordering and Provisioning Management. Invoice Processing and Bill Payment. Inventory and Asset Management. Wireless and Mobile Management. Audit, Optimization, and Dispute Resolution. Call Center and Help Desk Support. Network Management. Reporting, Analysis, and Business Intelligence.
• Telecom Project Management (TPM) – Comprehensive Management of TEM Projects and Implementations. Network Management and Maintenance. PMI and TPMA Certified.
• Telecom Workforce Management (TWM) – IT Staffing and Recruiting. HR, Training, and Performance Management. Call Center Operations and Help Desk Support.
Members of TEMIA
Telecom Expense Manager
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; T; Telecommunications industry
January 1997 – March 2004 (7 years 3 months)
Responsible for providing complete financial resolutions to the largest telecommunications customers in the world. Liaison between AT&T and top clients. Utilized advanced skills and knowledge in each department to resolve the most complex of customer issues. Provided resources and answers to meet all necessary business objectives. Supported several teams of representatives in a call center environment. Developed customer information and reporting systems. Lead on TEM projects and implementations. Filed and fully investigated all disputes. Met with necessary agencies for compliance audits and FCC / PUC regulatory needs. Ran credit checks on potential customers. Lead and maintained major bankruptcies. Interacted with internal divisions and clients on a daily basis. Created financial presentations. Determined account receivables broken down by variables, reported the debts, then instituted collections efforts. Computed and tracked adjustments to revenue. Youngest manager in entire organization. Single point of contact for top-level critical issues. Established relationships with new service providers. Recipient of several honors including the AT&T Excellence award. Subject Matter Expert in telecom services and customer care processes. Established policies to create improvements in interdepartmental efficiency. Handled single largest and most complicated telecom bankruptcy case in history. Directly responsible for more than $600 million in annual sales, billing, and collections. Responsible for the largest and most important clients while keeping lowest A/R in office.
Cameron Sowder's Education
Doctorate, Telecom Management / Information Management
Keller Graduate School
Masters, Telecom Management / Project Management
PMI accredited degree
Bachelors, Technology Management / Project Management
PMI accredited degree
Master Certificate, Project Leadership & Six Sigma Systems Design
PMI accredited program
Professional Certificate, IT Benchmarking, Cost Savings, and Efficiency
AT&T School of Business & Technology
Courses, Telecom Management / Project Management
Harvard Extension School
Courses, Project Management / Managing Virtual Teams
Miscellaneous, Continuous attendance of TEM events and learning opportunities
Cameron Sowder's Certifications
Project Management Professional (PMP)
- Project Management Institute (PMI)
- License In Progress
Certified Telecom Professional (CTP)
- Association of Telecom Management Professionals (AOTMP)
Master Project Manager (MPM)
- American Academy of Project Management (AAPM)
Telecom Project Manager (TPM)
- Project Management Telecom Council (PMTC)
Registered Telecom Project Manager (RTPM)
- Telecom Project Management Association (TPMA)
Certified Telecom Subject Matter Expert (CTSME)
- Telecommunications Certification Organization (TCO)
Cameron Sowder's Projects
Cameron Sowder's Organizations
Telecom Expense Management Industry Association (TEMIA)
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Telecom Audit Professionals International (TAPI)
Project Management Telecom Council (PMTC)
Telecom Project Management Association (TPMA)
Telecom Certification Organization (TCO)
American Academy of Project Management (AAPM)
Telecom Management Network (TMN)
Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
DECA/Delta Epsilon Chi
Telecom Executives Business Network (TEBN)
US Telecom Association (USTA)
Society of Telecommunications Consultants (STC)
Center for Communications Management Information (CCMI)
International Data Corporation (IDC)
Independent Telecom Expense Management Association (ITEM)
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC)
IT Financial Management Association (ITFMA)
Suburban Youth Football League
Cameron Sowder's Additional Information
Family, travel, cruising, telecom news and advancements, wireless technology, tennis, running, football, small business strategy, ice hockey, gourmet and exotic foods, movies, politics, camping, backpacking, hiking, fishing, volunteering (Boy Scouts, Jaycees, Sports), charity work, classic Mustangs, languages, German, Irish, and Chinese cultures, playing bass and keyboards, singing, Rush, Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Flyers.
- Groups and Associations:
Mensa, Sigma Nu, Project Management Institute, DECA / Delta Epsilon Chi, Society of Industry Leaders, Sowder Foundation, Telecom Executives Business Network, Telecom Project Management Association, SPCA, US Telecom Association, Jaycees, Boy Scouts of America, and Suburban Youth Football League.
- Honors and Awards:
Several awards in personal, professional, and educational life.
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