Leadership Team

With a combined 150 years of experience in telecom, the leadership team at ITL Global Services understands the dynamics and challenges all companies face every day. Our seasoned and attentive team made up of industry experts is committed to providing the latest application technology and functionality for seamless service delivery.

Kevin Alward, Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Alward is the CEO of ITL Global Services, a leading provider of cloud-based telecommunications and wavelength solutions.

Prior to acquiring ITL in January 2016, Mr. Alward spent the past 25 years leading numerous communications companies who serve a variety of industries including enterprise, finance, government and technology.

As one of his first endeavors, Mr. Alward was instrumental as the principal operator of TotalTel USA, a retail and wholesale telephone company, from a near start-up to an organization with over 300 employees and $150M in revenue.

Today, Mr. Alward is also CEO of SwiftReach Networks Inc., an authority in the emergency notification industry, and Alert Solutions, an award-winning provider of multi-channel messaging technology and communication solutions.

Jim Erickson, Vice President of Business Development

Jim Erickson brings over 20 years of financial markets and enterprise telecommunications experience where he has led sales and business development efforts.

Prior to joining ITL Global Services, Mr. Erickson has held various executive and sales management positions, including Senior Vice President of Sales for NexGen Networks and Director of Sales at RCN Business Solutions, formerly Con Edison Communications.

Before joining CEC/RCN, Mr. Erickson was a Global Sales Manager at Global Crossing. Mr. Erickson has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Rhode Island.

Joseph Sestito, Director of Operations & Engineering

Joe Sestito began his career in IT 1974. Throughout the years he has held senior level positions at Citibank, Mocatta Metals and Standard Chartered Bank where he held the title of Senior Vice President of Technology for the Americas.

In 2001, he founded MJI Communications, providing niche, point-to-point telecommunications solutions to the financial services industry. Mr. Sestito exited that business through a buyout in 2004 and went into semi-retirement, aiding other large banks and brokerages with mission critical projects, including Prudential, NYSE and Citigroup.

Intrigued by the founders and the value proposition, he joined WSN in 2009 as the Director of Engineering until 2015. Mr. Sestito was then brought on by Cantor Fitzgerald as a Senior Project Manager until he joined ITL Global Services as Head of Operation and Engineering.

Nina Caliri, Director of Marketing

Nina Caliri is the Director of Marketing at ITL Global Services. Nina is responsible for ITL’s lead generation and marketing strategy as well as coordinating all branding initiatives for the company.

Ms. Caliri is also currently the Director of Marketing and Sales Operations for Alert Solutions. She was part of the leadership team that took Alert Solutions from “BLI Messaging” to the new “Alert Solutions, Inc.”, and is an integral contributor to its success and growth.

Prior to joining Alert Solutions, Ms. Caliri held the title of Marketing Associate at Quad Tech, and spent two years with SO.CAP. USA, where she was the head Public Relations Coordinator. Ms. Caliri holds a BA in Communications from the University of Hartford.