Leadership Team

Joel Urano
President & CEO

Joel Urano is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Modas Systems, Inc. and founded the business in 2016.

He brings more than 20 years of experience to Modas in the telecommunications sector on the service and equipment side of the industry. His experience and leadership stem from not only his professional career but also from his time in the United States Marine Corps where he served as Nuclear Chemical Biological Defense Chief for several units.  Joel received a Navy Achievement Medal for his efforts in keeping his units qualified for operations in contaminated environments.

During his professional career, Joel has been focused on developing and delivering channel friendly solutions that make revenue growth easier on the indirect sales side of the telecommunications industry. He believes that each member of the organization is a valuable piece of the puzzle in achieving success.

Joel holds Bachelors of Business Administration from Texas Tech University.

Cece Weaver
Senior Vice President of Client Operations

Cece Weaver is the Senior Vice President of Client Operations who oversees Modas operations teams to onboard and support our Partners.

Cece brings more than 25 years of experience to Modas. Her experience and leadership have been focused on developing and delivering technology-driven business services and solutions, providing outstanding client service, and driving profitable revenue growth. She believes that each team member has a direct responsibility to our customers and partners to deliver the highest quality service possible.

Cece is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI). She also has Administrator and Sales Cloud Consultant Certifications from Salesforce. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Oklahoma State University and a Master’s degree in Quantitative Economics from Michigan State University.

Cara Stouse
Senior Vice President of Marketing

Cara is the Senior Vice President of Marketing and is charged with driving revenue and profitability, brand awareness and strategy.

She is a creative and results-oriented marketing professional having 20 years of global marketing experience in the Telecom, Media and OEM product spaces.  She is responsible for creating, developing and executing strategies and programs which enable Modas partners in the delivery of go-to-market strategies and initiatives. Cara’s marketing team is responsible for vendor management, marketing operations, sales solutions, customer engagement and enablement strategies.  Cara strongly believes in attacking industries with a disruptive marketing approach; taking on fresh thinking, innovative ideas and making sure to follow the data.

Cara holds a Bachelor Degree in Marketing from Barry University.

John B. Chambers
Marketing Operations

John Chambers has over 20 years in the technology industry and worked for various organizations such as MicroSoft, Verizon, and Kimberly-Clark. John has held numerous positions within Modas since 2016, ranging from Senior Web Implementation Engineer to Tech Support Manager and Customer Success.  His strong understanding of the development process as well as the creative process lends him to be a useful liaison between new business and operational processes at Modas.

John earned his Bachelor Degree from Devry University and has a knack for working with both our customers and partners.  His creative thinking, project management and post implementation knowledge have been invaluable toward growing Modas Systems. He understands the development life-cycle, conceptualizing, post-implementation support and the value of providing innovative solutions while ensuring projects end on time and on budget.

Advisory Board

Thomas Urano

Thomas Urano is a Principal and Managing Director of Sage Advisory and a member of the Investment Committee. He serves as a Portfolio Manager for the taxable fixed income and equity strategies. He began his career in 1996 as a Fixed Income Trader with Credit Suisse Asset Management in New York. Later, Thomas joined Morgan Keegan as a Fixed Income Portfolio Accountant. Thomas received his B.A. in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the CFA Institute.

Carl Brundidge

Carl Brundidge is a founding partner of Brundidge & Stanger, P.C. and has extensive experience in Corporate, Contract and Intellectual Property Law matters.

Regarding Corporate and Contract Law matters, Carl serves the corporate and contractual legal needs of small, medium and large emerging growth companies. His main focus is high net worth individuals in the areas of corporate liability and finance, transactions, corporate acquisitions and mergers and counseling on business decisions including litigation, arbitration and mediation matters.

Regarding Intellectual Property Law matters, Carl’s practice includes all aspects of intellectual property law including patent procurement, including patent application preparation and prosecution, Intellectual Property Portfolio management, patent enforcement, whether before the courts or the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), as well as licensing and technology transfer transactions. Carl has handled matters in a wide range of technologies such as computer hardware, computer systems, storage systems, software applications, and telecommunications, including packet switching and wireless networks.

Larry D. Bailey

Larry Bailey is a certified public accountant (CPA) with over 26 years of experience in the field of public accountancy. He obtained the position of partner in the international firms of KPMG, Peat Marwick and PricewaterhouseCoopers. During this time, he provided tax services to financial service companies (many of which were U.S. branches of foreign banks), real estate and energy companies, and wealthy individuals.

During his term at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Larry served as the partner-in-charge of the Africa desk for the U.S. firm. In this role, he served as the liaison for the U.S. firm’s clients doing business in Africa with its office on the Continent. Larry currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Africare and is a former Vice Chairman and Treasurer of the Board for Corporate Council on Africa. He previously worked as an Internal Revenue Agent for the United States Treasury Department where he audited statements to ensure compliance with U.S. laws. Currently, Larry serves on the Board of Directors of CareFirst, Inc., which is the regional Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance company. He serves on the Audit and Finance committees. Bailey holds an MBA with a concentration in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in accounting from Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Business Advisory Board.

Mark Stachiw

Mark Stachiw, Of Counsel, has over 30 years of corporate, securities, governance, regulatory and transactional experience – serving as the General Counsel for publicly traded, and divisions of publicly traded companies and a private equity firm. Mark is the former Vice Chairman, General Counsel and Secretary for MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE:PCS), the fifth largest wireless company in the United States and a Fortune 500 company with revenues of over $5 billion. Prior to MetroPCS, Mark served as General Counsel of Verizon Wireless Messaging (a division of Verizon Wireless) and Allegiance Telecom Company Worldwide (a division of Allegiance Telecom.

During his tenure at MetroPCS, Mark took the company public, negotiating and consummating the largest domestic M&A transaction announced in 2012 with T-Mobile, USA, valued in excess of $30 billion. In addition, Marc has also negotiated and consummated a number of smaller M&A transactions, raised and refinanced $28 billion in leveraged and high yield, registered and 144A financings, secured loans, bridge loans, consent solicitations and other financial transactions totaling over $28 billion, and closed a $750 million private placement and tender offer. Mark also has extensive experience in federal telecommunications regulation having represented a number of companies before, and lobbied on their behalf, the Federal Communications Commission for over 25 years.