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Our team is made up of experienced telecom and business profesionals.

Jeff Hoogendam - President and Chief Executive Officer
Before co-founding SmartPrice.com, Jeff was a partner with Intersouth Partners, a venture capital firm located in Research Triangle, NC. Jeff joined Intersouth in 1995 as one of 13 members in the charter class of the Kauffman Fellows Venture Capital Program, a program designed to train and educate next generation venture capitalists. While at Intersouth, Jeff served as CEO of InfoGlide Corporation (database software); chief advisor to Accipiter (Internet software); and co-founder of Xanthon, Inc. (medical diagnostics). While earning his MBA in Entrepreneurship from the University of Texas, he co-founded True Dimensions, Inc. (high-end manufacturing). Jeff also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M. Prior to receiving his MBA, he was an information technology consultant for Andersen Consulting.  Jeff is married, has four children, and runs ComplainAboutIt.com, a consumer advocate site.

Jim McKinley - Vice President of Marketing
Jim McKinley is a co-founder of SmartPrice.com and serves as the Vice President of Marketing. Previously, Jim was a Case Leader (project leader) with the Boston Consulting Group in their Dallas, Texas office. Jim worked in a variety of industries including high tech, e-commerce, utilities and financial services. Jim holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BBA in Marketing and Management from Baylor University. Before receiving his MBA, Jim was an information technology consultant for Andersen Consulting. In his free time Jim runs marathons, volunteers with high school students and and runs MrThrifty.net, a savings advice site.
Dave Hughart - Vice President of Operations
David is the Vice President of Operations for SmartPrice.com and is a 41-year veteran of the communications and data networking industry. Before joining SmartPrice.com David was the President of Broadwing Communications Business Markets Division where he established the business direct sales and telemarketing organizations and lead several acquisitions. He held a variety of executive positions at AT&T including Vice President of Marketing for the Business Middle Markets Division, Vice President of Marketing for AT&T's Business Electronic Commerce Division, and Vice President of Marketing and Professional Services for AT&T Canada. While in these positions he lead several product launches including AT&T's hosting and transaction service as well as the innovative Web to call center connectivity service. David is a 2005 graduate of St. Edward's University's Master of Liberal Arts program and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Franciscan University of Steubenville.
  Chris Cottam - Company Controller

Chris Cottam joined the SmartPrice.com team as Company Controller in December of 2004.  Since then, Chris has taken on the finance, accounting and human resource functions of the company.  Chris is a graduate of the University of Utah where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.  During his undergraduate studies, Chris completed a one-year accounting internship with the city of Sandy, Utah, where he learned the basics of governmental accounting. Following this, he worked for SmartTalk, Inc., a venture-backed startup software company as an Accountant until he finished his undergraduate studies.  He began his career in the healthcare industry, and has worked for two of the nation’s largest healthcare corporations doing healthcare finance and accounting since.  He started out as a Staff Accountant at Lake Mead Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada and was promoted to Senior Accountant.  A year later Chris took the next natural step and became the Assistant Controller of Spring Valley Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada.  In this position he reported directly to the Controller of the hospital and took on additional leadership and responsibility. Chris, who is married with two children, enjoys spending time outdoors, mountain biking, hiking and practicing photography.

Curt Maly - Sales Manager

Curt manages the inside sales force and their operations for SmartPrice. Curt has been in the call center / inside sales industry for over 12 years in verticals such as technology, politics, publications, membership acquisition, cable television and entertainment. Before joining SmartPrice Curt worked at Harte-Hanks overseeing many inside sales and lead generation projects. Additionally Curt has managed call centers in Nebraska, San Antonio, Monroe, Wisconsin and Austin, Texas. He has overseen and implemented many Fortune 1000 marketing projects that include lead generation, fund raising, appointment setting, customer retention, direct sales, channel sales and new customer acquisition.


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