Chuck Stormon

Chuck StormonChuck Stormon has more than 22 years of experience as a senior corporate executive and entrepreneur across the telecommunications, internet, software, semiconductor, defense and electric utility industries. Presently, Mr. Stormon is consulting for public and private companies and investment banks as well as serving on Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards of a variety of private companies and foundations. He is a member of the Board of Directors of CollabWorx, Inc., a Syracuse start-up focusing on Web-enabled Collaboration. Mr. Stormon also serves as a member of the Advisory Board of Agnity, Inc. – a telecommunications software company in Fremont, California and is a Board Member of the Technology Development Organization of Central New York.

Until September 2007, Mr. Stormon was Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Tekelec, a $550 million NASDAQ-traded telecommunications equipment manufacturer. His responsibilities included corporate strategy, M&A strategy and business development. Prior to that, as Tekelec’s Vice President of Product Management and Product Marketing, Mr. Stormon was responsible for successfully repositioning the company’s communications software product lines for 400% growth over two years time. Mr. Stormon became part of Tekelec after its 2004 acquisition of Steleus, which he co-founded in 2001. At Steleus, Mr. Stormon first served as North American Chief Technology Officer, then as the CEO and Chairman of Steleus India before becoming the Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development.  Mr. Stormon led the sales team to a 400% year-over-year sales gain, and established the strategic relationships that resulted in the acquisition of the company.

Mr. Stormon is probably best known in Central New York for his thirteen (13) years as CEO and President of Coherent Networks, Inc. which he co-founded and grew in Syracuse. Coherent Networks (formerly Coherent Research) was a success story for the CASE Center at Syracuse University, where Mr. Stormon was a Research Engineer prior to founding the company in 1987. The company was proud to have as customers Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, IBM Federal Systems Division, Bell Canada, Georgia Power, Metropolitan Edison, Pacificorp, NASA, the US Department of Energy, and many others. Coherent Networks was sold to a private Buffalo firm in 2000, but the jobs created stayed in Central New York. Mr. Stormon has lived in Central New York since 1979. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University, three (3) US Patents, and has many publications.