Telecommunications Consultant / Telecommunications Procurement
We assist companies in reducing their telecommunications expenses including, voice, VOIP, data, Internet and cellular.
Whether you are an existing client of our Energy Management Services or are interested in our Telecom Management Services as a stand alone, we will provide a simple, straight forward, unbiased review of your overall telecommunications needs.
Our telecom procurement process is simple, swift and effective, requiring VERY LITTLE of our client's time... This is our finest attribute!
We specialize in National Procurement and Management for Telecommunications. Seven - Utility Management Consultants, LLC is the only Utility Consulting firm that is a member of the Better Business Bureau. We do only one thing, and we do it well! Utilities!
In the fast paced, competitive world of telecommunications, it has become more difficult than ever to accurately choose which products, services and suppliers most closely match your unique needs. If your needs aren't so unique, you still want to make sure that you get the best pricing and most recent plans. There are so many suppliers to choose from, all claiming to be the best. There are such quick changes in technology. There are such complex products.
Most of all, after 20 years of telecom deregulation, customer invoices are still as CONFUSING AS EVER.
Which Supplier do you choose?
How do you compare confusing offers?
Which technology and hardware most closely matches your needs?
How do you manage this major expense?
We have the top qualifications in the field of procurement. You can benefit from our Telecom Consulting firm's expertise in cost reduction. We are highly qualified to be your Outsourced Telecom Manager.
Outsource your negotiations to our telecom consultants. Let us ensure that your pricing is at or below current market conditions! We do all of the legwork, and present our findings in an executive summary format.
Best of all, our fee is paid by the Telecom Company!
Meet Our Professional Consulting Team
Tim Krajenke, MBA, BEP
Tim Krajenke is the Director of Seven's Midwest Office. Tim oversees the outside sales force of Seven's which also includes the management of a dedicated pricing team for this sales team.
Tim graduated with an MBA (finance and Entrepreneurship) from Oakland University Michigan and also has a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University, formerly General Motors Institute. Prior to joining Seven, Mr. Krajenke spent 11 years working for Parker Hannifin Corporation. During his distinguished career at Parker, his responsibilities greatly increased. He spent time in a variety of functions; ranging from engineering, program management, territory sales management, and lastly as a Market Manager in the energy, oil, and gas market. He also helped successfully increase Parker's presence in Asia by spending a year living in Shanghai, China. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge in customer service, contract negotiations, engineering, manufacturing, and marketing. Once you meet Tim, you will understand of the passion he brings to the team at Seven and all of the thousands of clients that we serve.
Tim has achieved the highest rated energy level of Business Energy Professional (BEP) by the Association of Energy Engineers.
Mr. Krajenke is actively involved with the management of his local golf club and does enjoy golfing in his spare time. He also enjoys nearly anything involving athletics or fitness, including racquetball, running, weight lifting, basketball, and chasing his young son. Tim also dedicates his time toward mentoring college students in entrepreneurship and business startups. Tim and his wife Cathy reside in Lexington, Kentucky with their young son Gunnar.
Please contact Tim and he will happily spend a few minutes talking about your energy concerns.
Robert (Chip) Matthews
For nearly 9 years, Robert (Chip) Matthews has served as an advisor to both Seven - Utility Management Consultants, Ltd and J. Andrew Associates, Inc. He has been instrumental in a wide array of topics including strategy, tax, regulatory law, finance, growth and planning. Since selling his interest in the largest privately held consulting firm in the US., Mr. Matthews will be taking on a greater role at Seven. He is excited to help Seven - Utility Management Consultants, LLC achieve its goal of becoming the Nations Leading Energy Management Firm.
Mr. Matthews is licensed in Texas as both an attorney and a CPA. He received B.A. (Mathematics/Economics) and Master of Accounting degrees from Rice University and a J.D. from the University of Houston. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of General Business and Finance of the School of Business Administration at Sam Houston State University. Immediately prior to that, he spent 14 years as Vice President with the largest privately-held consulting firm in the areas of accounting, finance, and information technology in the United States. Previous positions include 6 years with two major international public accounting and consulting firms, where he reached the level of senior manager, 3 years as senior analyst in utility and municipal finance with an engineering and construction management firm, 1 year as manager of plans and budgets with a multi-national manufacturing company, and 7 years as sole practitioner with his own accounting and law practices. His primary client service areas have included merger and acquisition due diligence and assistance, regulatory and environmental law and accounting, utility and municipal finance, bankruptcy and turn-around advisory services, tax and business planning, commercial arbitration, and corporate governance.
Mr. Matthews clients have primarily been in the energy, public utility, government, healthcare, financial institutions, real estate, and construction industries. He has led or played a significant role in over 30 rate, regulatory, and litigation matters involving the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT), the Railroad Commission of Texas (RCT), the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), and various municipalities in Texas and Arkansas. He is a retired Commander, U.S. Naval Reserve, and his leisure interests include sports, travel, and music.
Mr. Toutounchi oversees the consulting team and coordinates the pricing department for Seven's Houston office. He is also an active Senior Energy Consultant with over 150 clients. His client focus includes large industrial clients and clients with multiple locations across the country.
Mr. Toutounchi is a Certified Energy Procurement Professional, CEP, by the Association of Energy Engineers. He scored in the top 2% nationally, on this difficult and competitive exam. (He would add that his score was slightly higher than his boss, Jason Mass, whose leadership he still respects).
His expertise lies in both the Electricity and Natural Gas markets, and his in depth knowledge about the futures markets insures that his clients' energy spend is consistently below market price levels. Alex has comprehensive knowledge about how deregulated energy markets operate, and has become a recognized industry expert on a national level due to his innovative methods of identifying and negotiating savings opportunities for his clients.
Mr. Toutounchi graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a major in Finance with a minor in Marketing. Prior to joining Seven, Alex worked as a inventory analyst in the gas industry. In addition, Mr. Toutounchi has served as a financial operations analyst for the Houston Astros Baseball Club, specializing in cost reduction.
A native of Houston, Texas, Mr. Hammon has worked in the Energy Industry for 20 years for CenterPoint Energy.
In 2001 Mr. Hammon was called to the mission field. He has actively served in local and foreign missions. In 2001 - 2002 he served as a budget counselor for Bear Creek Assistance Ministry, where he has held a seat on the Board of Directors and made numerous home repairs for the needy. He is a member of Backyard Missions team, Leader of Foundry Disaster Response Team, and annual U. M. Army trips. He has helped build three homes with Habitat for Humanity. He spent three months building a portable medical clinic for the Tsunami flood. He has worked on several projects in Juarez, MX, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Mexico City, and Alaska.
He has received a calling to use his skills and strong work ethic to assist all houses of worship in lowering one of their largest expenses, energy. His mission is to build the largest aggregation of houses of worship in the country, and continually lower and manage their energy expenses.
In doing so, he firmly believes that he will be freeing up more money for churches to use to do the Lord's work, and grow their ministries.
Mr. Hammon is married with one grown daughter and one grandson. He is an active member of Foundry United Methodist in Houston.
Sean Kennedy, located in Central Illinois, joins Seven with over twenty years of sales experience in the home building materials and supply industry. He recently left the home building industry to help grow the family owned golf course business by organizing company golf outings and promoting community fund raiser events. Mr. Kennedy is the basketball coach at the local junior high school and is president of his community's youth summer recreation program. He has been married for twenty four years and has four children.
Alan Bardwell, a Bloomington, IL native, attended Illinois State University where he earned a Bachelors degree in Finance with an emphasis in sales and marketing.
Alan has spent 6 years in the real estate business. First working for a family owned construction company, BLM Construction, as an estimator and on site construction supervisor. During that time, he was able to successfully rise to Director of Sales and Office Manager. After leaving BLM Construction, he co-founded BD Investments, a real estate investment company that buys and renovates properties. Under the leadership of Alan, BD Investments was able to generate over $500,000 in sales during its first year.
Alan joined Seven - Utility Management Consultants, Ltd because of its leadership position in the Energy Management Consulting industry, and more importantly, because of its outstanding reputation. Seven holds itself to the highest ethical standards and is truly a great company to be a part of.
Alan still resides in the Bloomington-Normal area with his wife Carrie. He is a sports fanatic that still plays golf on a competitive level.
Dale Snyder graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, majoring in Economics and Marketing.
Before entering the Energy Industry, Dale served 16 years as a Registered Representative with the NASD, allowing him to successfully build a strong foundation consisting of: analytical skills, fundamental and technical analysis of markets, and management of National and Regional Accounts. His securities licenses, which reflect on a diverse knowledge base, have included: Series 7, Series 24, Series 3, Series 52 and Series 63.
During his career, Mr. Snyder's broad study of economics and technical analysis has set him self apart from his competition. This expertise was beneficial in ensuring that large National and Regional Accounts could successfully manage interest rate risks, and profit from swings in the Bond Market.
He hopes to bring these skills to the Energy Industry, to help companies manage their exposure to the ever increasing volatility in the energy markets, and to serve clients in the complex world of retail energy.
Dale is proud of his customer retained loyalty and believes as Henry Ford did, that, “Coming together is a Beginning. Keeping together is Progress. Working together is Success”.
Dale resides in Little Rock, Arkansas and enjoys the fishing and hunting in the Natural State.
Rick graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Over the past 20 years, he has directed the operations of financial services and technology manufacturing businesses. His client satisfaction rating- as measured by a pool of 3,721 respondents over an eight year period- was 99.7% positive. During the same period, through global outsourcing and stringent procurement methods, client costs were greatly reduced.
With the exception of a four year tour of duty in the United States Air Force, Rick has been a life long Minnesota resident. Married 21 years, he spends much of his free time on the sidelines watching his son play football, hockey, and baseball. Additionally, he enjoys current events, sports, and learning Spanish.
Stacy Muncie graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor's degree in General Business with specialization in Marketing, Management, and Finance. After meeting her husband Tony on a blind date, they have lived in Lexington, Kentucky for 14 years. About a year out of college, Stacy started work at Parker Seal O-Ring Division, Inside Sales. Her first year on the job, she was runner-up in the Extravagant Customer Service Award for the entire Seal Group. After being there for seven years, she decided to become a stay at home mom of her daughter Hannah. Since Hannah is school age now, she decided to return to work. She works in the Midwest office with Tim as the Pricing Manager.
Stacy is very active in her local church. As a family, they are big college football fans and attend games together. They also enjoy being outside and watching their daughter in all her activities.