Gary Brandt, CEO and Founder

Gary Brandt is a proven C-level executive, entrepreneur and mentor with thirty years of leadership experience in clean technologies/renewable energy and telecommunications with extensive corporate experience in strategy, operations, corporate finance & development, raising capital, M&A, negotiations and entrepreneur. From Canada, Brandt earned his BCom. Honors degree from Queen’s University and MBA from York University.


Thomas Howe, CTO and Founder

Thomas Howe is an expert in the design of innovative new communications services and equipment, particularly in the application of modern Web technologies to extend traditional telecom infrastructures. In his twenty seven year telecom career, his teams designed first ever products in DSL, VoIP, Internet communications and messaging automation. Howe won the 2015 TADHack Global competition, the O’Reilly Mashup Competition and the VON Innovator’s Award. Thomas was awarded his BSEE from the University of Massachusetts, and attended Northeastern University where he studied Communications, Digital Signal Processing and Abstract Mathematics.


Thomas Jannsen CPA – Co-Founder & Finance


A leader in the industry, Tom brings over 35 years of experience to TEN DIGIT Communications. He is an expert in finance and corporate accounting spending nearly two decades as a principal of the CPA firm Jannsen & Company. He has also worked for companies such as Nortel Networks, Arbinet Corporation, Hydrogenics Corporation and Eagle Trace Consulting. In each role, Tom’s duties included financial reporting, planning & analysis, acquisitions, capital raising & financing, treasury, new business start-ups, accounting systems and other consulting.


Wayne Brandt, Operations

Wayne has held Leadership and Executive roles in Management Consulting, leading enterprise transformations with emphasis on delivering significant value from a portfolio of initiatives, including: financial management, operations excellence, process re-engineering for new technology, shared services, performance improvement, and merger integration. Wayne was CFO for Deloitte CIS, a member of the Executive Team, and a key contributor in successfully restructuring the practice through economic downturn.  He holds a Diploma in Public Accounting and Finance; an M.B.A, Finance and Financial Management; and a B.A. in cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, all from McGill University.

Penelope Holt, CMO

Penelope is expert in supporting start-ups and rapidly moving them to fast growth and profitability. As a marketing executive, a former CMO in fintech, as well as a long-time  agency owner, she has  wide-ranging marketing skills across disciplines, from market strategy and go-to-market to creative, advertising, PR and digital strategies. She develops thought leaders and positions business for success via speechwriting, PR, and content marketing.  She has partnered with business and cultural leaders as an author, co-author and contributor to over 15  books. She holds a B.A. and double honors degrees in Linguistics and English Literature from the University of York, England.