Leadership Team

We are proud to have assembled one of the finest leadership teams in the High Speed Internet Access industry.

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Sean Gorman
Chief Executive Officer

Sean is Safety NetAccess’s founder and CEO. He is involved in all aspects of the Company’s operations, including strategy formulation, client management, talent acquisition and business development.

In his early career, Sean amassed a wide variety of experiences, including the launching of two successful businesses, working as an investment advisor, and playing professional hockey for the Oklahoma Blazers, the San Jose Sharks and the Boston Bruins.

Driven by his powerful entrepreneurial instinct, he founded SNA in 2001. He built the Company from a two-person start-up into one of the most respected companies in the high-speed Internet field. SNA is considered an industry leader for its relentless commitment to customer service and its ability to stay at the very forefront of technological innovation.

Sean attributes the Company’s success to having one of the most experienced and technically proficient leadership teams in the industry – a team that shares a passionate commitment for Sean’s “Integrity First” business philosophy.

When he is not at work, Sean can be found coaching as many as three youth hockey teams at a time. He lives in Arlington, MA, where he and his wife Jennifer raise their three boys, Liam, Brendan and Colin. A graduate of Princeton University, where he was captain of the hockey team, he remains a fiercely loyal alumnus.

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Todd Shobert
Chief Operating Officer

As Safety NetAccess’s Chief Operating Officer, Todd leads SNA’s operations and technology teams. In addition to managing these teams, he personally oversees the Company’s most technologically challenging installations. He is a key member of the management team, helping to ensure that SNA stays at the forefront of technological innovation within the hospitality industry.

His ability to take very sophisticated technical matters and communicate them in a simple way has made Todd a customer favorite over the years. Many large clients – who’s primary base of knowledge tends to be the hospitality business – count on him to keep them current on the latest technology trends, and how new developments can help them build and manage their businesses.

Todd has been with the Company since it was founded in 2001. Prior to joining SNA, he spent nine years at Network Plus, Inc. as Managing Director of Data Services.

Todd lives in Weymouth MA., with his wife Sarah. His two kids are both married and have started families of their own. He is adjusting to being called “grandpa.”

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Peter DiCarlo
Chief Financial Officer

Peter leads the financial and administrative aspects of Safety NetAccess. As a member of the executive team, he helps formulate growth initiatives and strategy.

Peter has more than 20 years experience in finance and accounting across multiple industries including private equity, higher education and manufacturing. He joined the Safety NetAccess team following a successful career as Chief Financial Officer at Brook Venture Partners, managing the firm’s financial reporting and treasury activities, and as acting part-time CFO for several portfolio companies.

Prior to Brook, he was CFO at New Hill Management, an international investment firm focused on growth companies in the United Kingdom. Other career achievements include financial management positions at East Hill Management, Polaris Venture Partners, United Asset Management, and The Stride Rite Corporation (now Wolverine Worldwide).

Peter holds a BS in Accounting from Saint John’s University, and an MBA from the Boston College Carroll School of Management. He began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers as an auditor and forensic accountant. He has held administrative and adjunct faculty positions at Boston College, as well as a teaching position at Salem State University.

Peter and wife Mary are the proud parents of Tommy and Julie. When he’s not managing SNA’s finances, he enjoys the summer in Cape Cod and the occasional round of golf.

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Jim Kephart
Chief Information Officer

As Safety NetAccess’s Chief Information Officer, Jim manages the team that develops the Company’s technical solutions. He has been with the Company since the beginning, driving the product development process, including SNAP – the Company’s proprietary operational support system (OSS) which optimizes performance for clients and their guests.

Jim is responsible for spearheading all software development, along with the deployment and management of the information technology systems required to host the myriad applications that support our clientèle. In addition, he leads the research and development group responsible for vetting new applications and hardware. With his diverse background, it’s no wonder that he’s been described as “the guy who mixes the molecules.”

Prior to joining SNA, Jim was a pioneer in the information technology world. During a long and distinguished career in the United States Air Force, he created one of its first network control centers, and ultimately led the way to its being named the “Best Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems Center” in the Air Force. He retired from the Air Force in 2000, and joined Network Plus, Inc., where he met Todd Shobert. They both joined SNA in 2002, at which time Jim developed the Company’s first OSS platform.

Jim is married, with three children. In his spare time, he enjoys backpacking and hiking, where he can indulge in his other longtime pursuit, photography.

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Dave Shanks
Director of Business Development

Dave develops and manages key client relationships for Safety NetAccess. With his deep technical and industry knowledge, he is committed to finding the best possible HSIA solutions for SNA’s large and growing roster of clients. He is an important member of the Company’s executive team, helping to develop SNA’s long-term growth strategy.
Dave has been actively involved with wireless technology in hospitality since the “bleeding edge” days of the technology’s infancy. As a sales executive and consultant during this time, he has witnessed – and been a part of – the explosive growth of the wireless revolution. Considered an industry expert, he has spoken at HITEC and HFTP conferences, and has been published in several industry periodicals.
In his early career he held positions at Philips Petroleum and Pepsi-Cola Company before finding his niche at the intersection of technology and hospitality.
Dave is a graduate of Drake University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He and his wife Deb live in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. The two are the proud parents of Nathan and Chandler.

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Steven Bronken
Vice President Sales & Marketing

Steven manages Safety NetAccess’s relationships with key accounts. In that role, he helps SNA expand its market reach, leverage partnerships, and better serve its clients with his proven ability to consistently solve business challenges through technology and innovative thinking. In his capacity as a member of the executive team, Steven helps identify growth opportunities that capitalize on the Company’s deep industry and technical know-how.

Prior to joining Safety NetAccess, Steven held a senior sales position at an established global leader in link balancing and bandwidth management with sales into local and international markets. Previously, he was responsible for corporate account management, administration and business processes at one of the largest wireless dealers in North America.

Steven has enjoyed a highly successful career in sales and marketing, with a special focus on hospitality Internet solutions and services. Beyond hospitality, his industry experience includes Healthcare, Government, Public Sector, Retail, Higher Education, and Information Communications and Technology.

Steven lives in Halifax, Canada, with his wife Lisa and daughters Kailynn and Courtney.