Executive Chairman, Jerry Denham has well over 30 years of executive management experience in the wireless communications industry. Prior to the formation of BearCom, Jerry served Bear Communications for a total 14 years in the positions of co-founder, Vice President, and CEO & Chairman. Bear Communications merged with PageCom in 1995 to form BearCom.
Now with 20 years of experience leading BearCom, Jerry puts his nearly 35 years of strategic and tactical expertise in the wireless communications industry to work ensuring that BearCom delivers the right solutions to meet ever-evolving customer needs. Jerry’s focus on sales management, directing growth, acquisitions, marketing, and team building has helped form BearCom into America’s only nationwide dealer and integrator of wireless communications products and solutions. In his role as Executive Chairman, Jerry will increase his focus on Strategy and Acquisitions to ensure future BearCom success, while remaining fully engaged with the leadership team and board of directors.
While technology and infrastructure are important to Jerry, BearCom’s employees remain one of his top priorities. His belief is that happy employees help make satisfied customers.
Since 2004, Jerry has served on the Board of Directors for the Enterprise Wireless Alliance. He also served on the Board of Directors for the California Coast Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization in 2004-2005 and again in 2007-2008.
Jerry has a BA degree in psychology from California State University at Long Beach, where he also attended its MBA program.
Chief Executive Officer, Mark Kroh joined the BearCom team as a prominent wireless communications industry leader for nearly 30 years. Mark started his career at Motorola in 1987 where he held executive leadership positions in sales, business development, operations, and channel management.
Mark elevated into increasingly prominent executive roles with Motorola, including Vice President of North America Channel Sales and subsequently, Vice President of Global Channels. In the latter position, he implemented highly successful relationship-building and sales growth programs for more than 5,000 channel partners.
In 2013 at Motorola Solutions, Mark became Enterprise Vice President & General Manager, where he had overall General Management responsibility for alignment of regional product operations, supply chain demand, and marketing. Mark led an innovative vertical solutions approach that redesigned sales strategies along with customer-driven product development initiatives. Before joining BearCom, Mark was instrumental in integrating the $1.3 billion Motorola Enterprises business into Zebra Technologies.
Mark brings his vast industry experience, thought leadership, and personal drive to BearCom where he will focus on growing the business by using successful go-to-market strategies, high-efficiency operational processes, and a relentless focus on customer service.
Mark earned a BA in in Business/Managerial Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Executive Vice President & Founder, Brent Bisnar directs the rental function for BearCom. He joined the company as its first outside sales representative in 1986 and rapidly began to accelerate the growth of the organization. Brent became a partner of Bear Communications in 1987.
Over the past 20 years, Brent has led BearCom’s executive rental department for wireless communications by providing consulting services to a wide variety of international events, such as the U.S. Open, New York Marathon, Cricket World Cup, Summer and Winter X Games, World Cup USA, 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, and 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. He has also served as an advisor to a number of professional sports organizations, including the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, and ESPN.
As a wireless industry expert, Brent has written numerous articles for trade publications and has been invited to speak at industry association meetings for the International Festivals & Events Association and the International Association of Exhibitions & Events.
Brent attended California State University at Long Beach.
Chief Financial Officer, Jerry Noonan joined BearCom in 2001 as Chief Financial Officer. Jerry directs and manages the finance and accounting functions for BearCom—including banking and treasury relationships—as well as the company’s annual budgeting process. As a member of BearCom’s executive staff, Jerry is also in charge of developing various financial dashboards that focus managers on critical issues and trends. He assists BearCom in its financial progression and helps ensure that the company continues to build shareholder value and maintain financial stability over the years.
Prior to BearCom, Jerry held the position of Chief Financial & Administrative Officer for Bright Truck Leasing, where he worked for nine years. His duties there included pieces of the IT function, as that department was rolled up under his realm of responsibilities. Many of the accomplishments Jerry achieved with Bright Truck Leasing were brought over to BearCom, including his proficiency with ROI analysis, quarterly comparative analysis, and P&L statements that could also be used to objectively determine sales executives’ rankings.
For seven years, Jerry has been a member of the Financial Executives Networking Group.
Jerry received his BS degree in both finance and economics from Louisiana State University. He also attended Texas Christian University’s Neeley School of Business, where he graduated with an MBA.
Vice President of Rentals and Sales Operations, Nader Mortazavi has worked in the wireless communications industry since 1990. Having joined BearCom in 1992, Nader now leads the BearCom field sales management team, along with National Accounts, Inside Sales, and the Dallas and Houston branch offices.
Prior to moving into the VP role, Nader’s previous position with BearCom’s was that of Regional Director for the central United States, a position he held for 7 years. During this time, the region enjoyed success in large system sales in the energy, manufacturing, and transportation industries, as well as other sectors.
Nader’s BearCom career started in San Francisco as an Account Executive. In 1994, he relocated to Washington D.C. to open BearCom’s 18th branch location. In 2000, he joined the Dallas headquarters team and has held various leadership positions in both equipment and rental sales. In 2007, Nader became a Regional Director holding that position until his advancement into the Vice President of Sales role.
Nader’s sales management philosophy is simple; he relies on a focused and patient approach that promotes collaboration and understanding between key stakeholders. He identifies and builds on the core strengths of each region, branch office and individual team member to deliver the final solution on time and as designed to the end user.
Before joining BearCom, Nader spent two-years in sales with MobileCom, a BellSouth company. Nader is a graduate of the University of San Francisco with a degree in Finance and an emphasis in International Business.
Vice President of Operations, Ken Nixon has responsibility for the operational functions within BearCom, including fulfillment, materials management, customer service, and rental operations. Ken joined BearCom in 1999 as Operations Manager for several emerging businesses and was promoted to Vice President of Operations in 2000.
Prior to joining BearCom, Ken spent several years at CellStar, a global supplier of cellular handsets and accessories. During his time there, Ken focused on improving operational efficiencies and inventory management processes as the company went through unprecedented growth. At the time of his departure from CellStar, Ken was Director of Operations for the Americas.
From 1979 to 1996, Ken held progressively more responsible logistical and operational management positions at Texas Instruments, focusing on international logistics and distribution operations. He sat on various committees that addressed the strategic development of global distribution and logistics within the company. In addition, Ken spoke frequently at various educational symposiums and industry events on the dynamics that impacted global supply chains.
Ken holds a BS degree in transportation and logistics from the University of Tennessee.