CoreVault has experienced dramatic and rapid growth since its inception - our company is now recommended to over 500,000 business, healthcare and legal professionals nationwide. This feat is thanks to the resources of our parent company, Dobson Technologies, as well as the leadership of our executive management. Please allow us to introduce our team, a collection of industry experts who have proven their ability to navigate rapidly evolving trends and technologies and provide both stellar service and innovative solutions ahead of the curve.
Thanks to their vision and guidance, CoreVault has become a leading provider of cloud backup, recovery and IaaS services nationwide.
Frank Franzese serves as President – Operating Group. In Frank’s role as President, he manages and directs the sales, marketing and customer support organizations for CoreVault. Frank is responsible for setting and achieving overall company objectives. Frank has previously held other senior level leadership positions at Nextel Communications, Dobson Cellular Systems, Cincinnati Bell and Cricket Communications. His responsibilities included, among other things, sales, sales support, network and field operations. He also has experience creating and managing his own company, as he was the Founder/Owner of Pride Training and Development, a service organization that provided sales and leadership development to a multitude of business clients.
Frank received his Bachelor of Arts from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA., and resides in Edmond, Oklahoma with his family.
James Rutherford has built his executive career on the term "entrepreneur". A high energy, fiscally-conscious and goal-driven technology executive, James Rutherford approaches each new business challenge with a flair for innovation, creative problem-solving and measured risk-taking to drive consistent bottom line improvements.
James moved to Oklahoma from his native Texas in 1979. He served as a consulting engineer with C.H. Guernsey & Company in their Switching and Transmission division from 1980 to 1987. In 1987, he accepted a position as Operations & Facilities Manager for Dobson Telephone Company, a rural telecommunications provider. Over the next twelve years, James was an integral part of the design, implementation and growth of several Dobson-owned enterprises in the wireline and wireless industry. In 1999, James was promoted as President of Dobson & McLoud Telephone Companies, and became actively involved in the start-up of every Dobson-owned venture, including a CLEC and wireless services.
In 2003, James continued his pivotal leadership role driving Dobson diversification and growth strategies, and ultimately to the formation of its parent, DWL Holding Company. In 2004, James championed the technological modernization of the company and set out to create a reliable data storage and retrieval service, in part to serve the needs of Dobson affiliates but with a much larger goal of being a leader in the online data storage industry. In 2005, James realized the results of his groundbreaking efforts and CoreVault was launched.
Over 23 years and as President of Network Services, James Rutherford has led his team in building a network that currently spans nationwide with a presence in 4 different countries. CoreVault currently enjoys national recognition with a Top 5 ranking in the online data storage field, and for the second year in a row, has been listed as a Top 50 Member of Oklahoma City's metro business community. James has never encountered a challenge he cannot meet or exceed, and remains focused and dedicated to meeting the needs of consumers while actively engaging his management team to push the envelope's edge and stay open to advancing technological opportunities.
James is currently a director in the Oklahoma Telephone Association, and serves as a technical committee advisor with the Oklahoma Rural Telephone Coalition.
As Senior Vice President of Information Technology for CoreVault™, Inc., Raymond Castor is responsible for network engineering and operations as well as capacity planning. Prior to joining CoreVault, Castor worked as a senior engineer for Northrop Grumman IT, performing contract work at Tinker Air Force Base. He previously served as IT services manager for Logix Communications, and spent an additional five year period performing IT contract services for governmental agencies. Castor contributes over 16 years of technical expertise to CoreVault’s product engineering, design, implementation, and technical support. He holds several professional certifications, including Microsoft MCSE, Novell MCNE, and Citrix CCA.
Larry Fuller serves as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Customer Operations. In Larry’s role he manages and directs the day to day operations of the marketing and customer support functions. He is responsible for the planning and execution of the company’s marketing plan and branding strategies. Larry is also responsible for CoreVault’s customer lifecycle process, including customer technical and relational support, and customer retention. Larry previously was the Marketing Director for Dobson Cellular Systems, responsible for pricing and retention. In his role at Dobson Cellular Systems, Larry led a team that was charged with maintaining consistent and equitable programs to ensure the company was able to attract and keep customers profitably. Larry has over 15 years of experience in leading and developing teams focused on achieving company goals and objectives.
Larry received his Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of Oklahoma, and resides in Oklahoma City, with his wife and 3 boys.
In his role as Vice President of Marketing, Jeff Cato creates and oversees CoreVault's national marketing plans and builds strategic partnerships critical to their growth. Prior to joining CoreVault, Cato served as COO for a telecommunications company, where he had previously held positions of sales executive and national sales director during his eleven year tenure. Cato's 20 year history in sales, marketing, operations and helping grow companies is invaluable in strategically developing marketing plans and partnerships to grow CoreVault's business on a national level. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor's degree in management. He later earned a master's degree in business administration from the Meinder's School of Business at Oklahoma City University.