Executive Team

jredman Joseph Redman, President
Mr. Redman co-founded Parallel Technologies in 1983. He has over 40 years of experience in telecommunications, starting his career in 1970 with the Ohio Bell Telephone Company where he held various sales and sales management positions. He joined the United Telecommunication division of Sprint in 1978 as the Director of Marketing for United Telephone of Ohio, and was named the General Manager of the Northeastern Region of their Utelcom subsidiary in 1980. He left there in 1983 to start Parallel Technologies. Mr. Redman is a graduate of Ashland College and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.
 mjacobs_new Martin B. Jacobs, Executive Vice President
Mr. Jacobs co-founded Parallel Technologies with Mr. Redman in 1983. He was employed by American Greetings as a Systems Analyst from 1976 to 1979. He then joined United Telecommunications as Regional Operations Manager and later became Fiber Network Project Manager for Sprint’s national network. He left there to start Parallel Technologies. Mr. Jacobs is a graduate of University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a Masters Degree in Industrial Relations.
 dpoling Don Poling, Vice President
Mr. Poling was named Vice President at Parallel Technologies in 1999. He has over 20 years of telecom experience. He joined Parallel Technologies in 1990 and has held various operations management and sales management positions. He was named Director of Operations in 1996 and became an officer of the company in 1999. Mr. Poling is a graduate of Franklin University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Marketing, and holds a Masters of Business Administration from The Ohio State University.
 jbaird Jamie Baird, Director of Sales
Mr. Baird has been employed by Parallel Technologies since 1993. He started his career in 1992 with Actel Global, a network services provider. He started with Parallel Technologies as a sales associate and has held several sales and sales management positions, being named Director of Sales in 2004. Mr. Baird is a graduate of The Ohio State University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communications.
rschmittauer Rob Schmittauer, Vice President
Mr. Schmittauer joined the Parallel Team as Vice President of the Cincinnati Branch in July 2011. He brings over a decade of telecom sales leadership experience, most recently with Cincinnati Bell where he was responsible for the Healthcare Sales Channel. Mr. Schmittauer is a graduate of the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing.