With a combined 15 years of experience in telecommunications, including engineering and operations management, sales and marketing, Alan Sparks is responsible for supporting the TeleSys staff and assisting in setting the strategic direction of the company. He also is the managing partner for Gemma Companies; a Scottsdale-based firm specialized in investor due diligence, financial analysis, and valuation. Gemma owns TeleSys Communications where Alan serves as Director.
Having begun his career in sales for Cablevision Systems in Long Island, New York, Alan later became the firm’s director of engineering before accepting a position as vice president of operations for Cox Communications. He brings expertise in fiber optic networks, point-to-point microwave, and satellite communication systems. As Gemma’s founding partner, he has performed consulting assignments for Sun Microsystems, Amazon, Deutsche Bank, Equant - U.S., and numerous smaller companies.
Alan graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Business Administration, and earned his M.B.A. in 1999 from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He has taken post-graduate courses on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. He currently serves on the Dean’s Council at Arizona State University’s College of Extended Education and is past president of the Board of Directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Southern Arizona.
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