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JAMES KILKELLY - CHAIRMAN & CO-FOUNDER

James Kilkelly is a serial entrepreneur and technology investor. He’s the current Chairman and co-founder of Tellerex, Inc., while previously co-founding Apto Solutions and Telephone.com.  He has held corporate leadership positions with Fortune 500 companies such as NCR and others.   

Throughout his career, James has excelled in the creative development of global business opportunities ranging in size from $70 million + in annualized revenue. He is an active contributor within the Atlanta community formerly serving on the Board of Directors for the C5 Youth Foundation of Georgia (www.c5georgia.org), and is also 15 year member of Entrepreneurs' Organization International (www.eonetwork.com) . 

He is married to Angelique, a former CNN International show host and they have a young daughter, Josephina.  In addition to his passion for Entrepreurship, James enjoys adventure motorcycling, endurance sports, good wine and world fútbol.  He is also currently learning Spanish. 

 
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CHRISTIAN RANKE -PRESIDENT & CEO

Christian Ranke, a native of Rochester NY, joined the United States Air Force after high school and was assigned to NATO's 31st Expeditionary Task Force in Aviano, Italy from 1996-1999. During this time, he supported operations in Bosnia, Kosovo, Albania, Yugoslavia, and Iraq. Immediately following his honorable discharge, he relocated to Atlanta GA and started a job as a technician with a banking technology firm. Over the next 12 years, he has held management and C level positions within the industry as well as being an owner. His abilities to simplify the sales, operations, and quality processes were a driving factor in the creation and growth strategy of Tellerex when opened in 2013. His hobbies includes music, travel, and creative writing. 

 
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Brian Lechlitner -Chief Operations Officer

Brian Lechlitner is responsible for the overall business operations of Tellerex, ensuring that the right people, the right processes, and the right products are in place to enable further growth fostered by industry leading quality. He has over 10 years of experience in the ATM industry and 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Tellerex, Mr. Lechlitner held various leadership positions at Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, and Nautilus Hyosung America.

Brian graduated with distinction from Indiana University Bloomington earning a Bachelor’s Degree with triple concentrations in Operations Management, Business Process Improvement, and Computer Information Systems. He currently resides in Columbus, OH.

 
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Norb LaTulippe -Senior Vice President

Norb LaTulippe, a Louisiana native, oversees partner relationships, customer experience, and compliance for Tellerex. His 25 year plus experience started in shipping and receiving and has included most aspects within the ATM and Banking Technology industry.  He has been an integral part of developing structured client and vendor portfolios globally. He is married with 2 children and resides out of Cincinnati, OH. He is building our Midwest operation from the ground up.

During his free time, Norb enjoys working on cars, and skiing.

 

 
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Vincent Graves -General Manager

A founding member of Tellerex Vincent has over a decade of experience working for and with financial institutions, OEM’s, and Tier 1 Vendors globally. He began his career in the biotech space as a salesperson eventually moving up to a director of sales based in Rochester , NY. After 10 years in Biotech, he moved to The Bankers Exchange in Atlanta where he became a VP with a focus of working on strategic accounts during his time there leading to growth.

Vincent earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from The College of Charleston.

 
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BRIAN M. DIGIACCO - CFO

Brian received his B.S. Degree in Accounting from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1999. After graduation, he joined Davie Kaplan Champan and Braverman and received his Certified Public Accountant license in 2001. 

Brian serves a variety of clients and specializes in providing business consulting services and tax planning advice to a wide variety of closely held commercial companies. His expertise also includes employee benefit plan audits as well as special project consulting including bank financing assistance, mergers and acquisitions and agreed-upon procedures engagements.