Chairman of the Board
JD Smith advises and assists Sonoran Pacific on numerous projects in which it has venture capital and real estate investments.
JD is the Chairman of WESCO Energy Corporation, a company owned by Sonoran Pacific Resources, one of the largest investors in iCoreConnect, Inc.. WESCO owns the patents on a number of new technologies in the oil and gas business, such as gas to liquid conversion of stranded gas, heavy oil upgrading, and a process for producing environmentally friendly tailings from oil and tar sands. He recently facilitated the negotiation and signing of agreements concerning projects in the USA, Canada, China, and Russia. He is presently overseeing new prospective projects in Thailand, Nigeria, Madagascar, Ecuador, Dubai and other parts of the world.
Jeff Stellinga is a 23-year sales and finance veteran. In his role as Chief Operating Officer, Jeff develops and manages strategic partnerships and business development, as well as managing day-to-day internal operations. Jeff brings strong communication, managerial and analytical skills to iCoreConnect.
Jeff came to iCoreConnect from TIAA bank where Jeff grew the Southeast division by over 75%. AT TIAA, Jeff developed their channel partner program and industry associations. Prior to that Jeff worked as a Branch Manager with Saxon Business Systems, a Xerox company. The early part of his career was at US Bank, where he rose through the ranks over his successful 18-year career there, rising to Sr. Regional Sales Director.
Jeff is an active iCoreConnect Board Member.
Robert McDermott is Chief Executive Officer and President of iCoreConnect and is a member of the company’s board of directors. He is a 30-year veteran in Sales, Operations and Finance.
Robert has had a successful career as an entrepreneur while demonstrating strong leadership skills in running these organizations. Robert's company made the prestigious Inc. 500 list and was listed as the 173rd fastest growing company in America while he was CEO. He joined iCoreConnect in 2013, bringing more than 30 years of technology industry leadership, and executive management experience to his role with the company
Robert has held positions in various companies as either CEO or President. He has a Bachelor’s degree majoring in Finance from Dowling College, NY.
Robert DeSanti has more than 30 years’ experience in sales, operations and accounting. Bob founded Planestocks LLC in 2011, a company specializing in the international purchase of aircraft parts for subsequent sale in the United States. After developing the company for seven years and serving as its Managing Director, he sold his interest in the company to his partners.
From 2002 to 2014, Bob served as Financial Controller and then General Manager for LabSource and High Five Products. Both are laboratory supply companies located in Chicago. Prior, Bob held positions as Controller for Sports Awards and Audit Senior Associate for Grant Thornton. He holds a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Illinois.
John Schneller is Founder and Managing Partner of CSW Advisors, Inc. a financial advisory firm. He was previously a partner with Scura Partners LLC, a boutique investment banking firm, as well as an investment analyst with New York-based hedge fund Knott Partners, LP. Schneller also has prior experience with publicly traded companies as a Director and Chairman of the Compensation Committee of Command Center, Inc.
Paul began his investing career as a Global Industry Analyst for Wellington Management in 1997. In 2002, he joined Abacus Investments, a Technology Media Telecom hedge fund located in Boston. Since then, Paul has worked for Fidelity Investments and State Street Global Advisors, among others.
His industry experience includes software development for Oracle Corporation where he co-invented a fault tolerant client server system (U.S. Patent No. 5,796,934). Other industry experience includes software and electrical engineering for British Telecom and Philips Electronics.
Paul received his B.Sc.(Hons.) in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Newcastle Polytechnic in 1984, a master’s degree in Information and Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1987 and his master’s degree in Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, in 1997.